Onika Tanya Maraj, or what is the same, Nicki Minaj, is a rapper, singer, actress, businesswoman, producer and composer of Trinidad and Tobago.
Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He released his first mixtape, ‘Playtime is Over’, in April 2007. It appears on the cover characterized as the Barbie doll. The raperro Lil Wayne collaborated on the song “Can not Stop, Will not Stop ‘. The following year he released another mixtape, ‘Sucka Free’ and appeared in the July issue of the magazine XXL. Also in 2008, he won the Underground Music Award for Best Female Artist of the Year.
In 2009 he released ‘Beam Me Up Scotty, “his third mixtape and participated in the issue’ Lollipop Luxury ‘Album’ Beauty Killer ‘Jeffree Star. In the middle of that year, signed with the record label Young Money Entertainment via distribution of Universal Motown and began appearances on singles by other artists such as David Guetta, Mariah Carey, Ludacris, Will.I.Am, Christina Aguilera and Usher, among others. In November 2010 he released his first album ‘Pink Friday’. From it came the singles ‘Your Love’, ‘Check it Out’, ‘Super Bass’, ‘Moment 4 Life’, ‘Massive Attack’ and ‘Right Thru Me’. In the US, the album debuted at number 2 Billboard Top200 and Nicki Minaj became the second female hip-hop artist of higher sales in a week. The exceeded album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, Lauryn Hill, published in 1998. ‘Pink Friday’ also debuted at the top of the UK, Ireland and Canada.
In April 2012 he released his second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded ‘, advance to the single’ Starships’, which reached number 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, 4 in Canada and had a place in the Top10 Australiam Ireland and the United Kingdom, among other countries. Thanks to his victory in the US, Minaj became the first female rapper to place a disc in the number 1. At that time, sales of its two recording projects totaling 13 million albums worldwide. In November 2012, the artist launched a re-release of their second studio album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up’. The singles were detached from the same ‘The Boys’ (collaboration with Cassie), ‘Freedom’ and ‘Va Va Voom’ (included in the deluxe edition of their second album).
After finishing his tour Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour, in March 2013, he announced that he was working on his third studio album: ‘the pinkprint’. In May 2014, takes the first single ‘Pills N Potions’. In July he collaborates with British singer Jessie J and singer Ariana Grande, on the theme ‘Bang Bang’, becoming the fifth most successful collaboration of his career. In August, launches the second single, ‘Anaconda’. Two days after the song debuted at number 19 of the Hot 100 Billboard. also publishes the video, with beating the record for most watched video on YouTube with more than 19 million visits, and outperforms ‘Wrecking Ball’ Miley Cyrus. In November presents the show of the MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow.
Between March and August 2015 he made ‘the pinkprint Tour’ tour, with stops at 26 stops in Europe and 24 in North America.
In addition, Nicki Minaj has shown other facets, like actress, lending his voice to the animated film ‘Ice Age 4: Continental Drift’. In 2014 he was sworn of ‘American Idol’ program and has collaborated on design with brands like Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi. His collection of awards not go unnoticed. He has won six BET Awards, four American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Rising Star Award. Nicki Minaj is the first woman to enter the MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, considered the ‘most influential female rapper of all time’ by the New York Times.
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