Nicki Minaj is now the 4th highest certified female artist by The Recording Industry Association of America. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States. The RIAA operates an award program for albums that sell a large number of copies, with a “Gold Award” for singles that reach 500,000 in sales and a “Platinum Award” for singles that reach 1,000,000 in sales; and in 1999 a Diamond Award for ten million sales.
Here are the top 5 female performers with the most certifications (singles, features, and albums) via RIAA:
Rihanna: 195.5 Million
Taylor Swift: 169.5 Million
Katy Perry: 107 Million
Nicki Minaj: 91 Million
Mariah Carey: 90 Million
Source: Chart Data/RIAA/Wikipedia/Team Minaj