Kanye West rides a float down 7th Avenue in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.

*It’s official: Kanye West’s new album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart, selling 518,775 copies over the last week.

West’s fifth studio album and fourth number one record in the U.S. is followed by Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday,” which opened at number two with sales of 371,049. The CD marks her first studio effort, and features cameos from Eminem, Rihanna and West.

Elsewhere, Ne-Yo’s “Libra Scale’ debuts at eight having sold 117,000 units, while Christina Aguilera and Cher’s Burlesque soundtrack charts at number 18, shifting 62,514 copies.