Nicki Minaj’s Roman Reloaded leads flood of new album entries

Nicki Minaj’s highly anticipated second album, Pink Friday – Roman Reloaded looks set to enter at Number 1 this Sunday, and is currently leading the field by 9,000 copies.

The new offering from the US rapper sees her working with producers including the likes of Dr Luke (Katy Perry, Jessie J) and RedOne (Lady Gaga), as well as collaborating with the likes of last week’s chart topper Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Drake. Minaj became one of the highest charting solo female rappers ever in the UK last month when lead single from the album Starships hit the Number 2 spot on the Official Singles Chart, bettering the solo personal bests of even Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Eve and Neneh Cherry.

Official Albums Chart Update Top 40
01 PINK FRIDAY – ROMAN RELOADED – NICKI MINAJ
02 ELECTRONIC EARTH – LABRINTH
03 MUSIC ROX – MOSHI MONSTERS
04 WEAPONS – LOSTPROPHETS
05 MDNA – MADONNA
06 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT – DAVID GUETTA
07 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS – EMELI SANDE
08 21 – ADELE
09 WHO YOU ARE – JESSIE J
10 + – ED SHEERAN
11 WONKY – ORBITAL
12 BORN TO DIE – LANA DEL REY
13 MAKING MIRRORS – GOTYE
14 MYLO XYLOTO – COLDPLAY
15 TALK THAT TALK – RIHANNA
16 THICK AS A BRICK 2 – IAN ANDERSON
17 TEENAGE DREAM – KATY PERRY
18 IN MY DREAMS – MILITARY WIVES
19 GEMS – THE VERY BEST OF – MICHAEL BOLTON
20 SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING – LMFAO
21 NOAH – NOAH STEWART
22 A&E – GRAHAM COXON
23 SONIK KICKS – PAUL WELLER
24 IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW – OLLY MURS
25 UP ALL NIGHT – ONE DIRECTION
26 THE SCRIPT – SCRIPT
27 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS – BRUNO MARS
28 HANDS UP – THE ALBUM – JUSTIN FLETCHER
29 MMXII – KILLING JOKE
30 NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING
31 STEREO TYPICAL – RIZZLE KICKS
32 WELCOME HOME – ALL THE YOUNG
33 WRECKING BALL – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
34 HOME AGAIN – MICHAEL KIWANUKA
35 TOMAHAWK TECHNIQUE – SEAN PAUL
36 UNBROKEN – DEMI LOVATO
37 19 – ADELE
38 CAN’T GET THERE WITHOUT YOU – OSMONDS
39 CEREMONIALS – FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
40 EL CAMINO – BLACK KEYS

Written by Javi