Nicki Minaj
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1982-12-08
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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Biography (Wikipedia)

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and model. Born in the Saint James district of Port of Spain and raised in the Queens borough of New York City, she gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009).

Early in her career, Minaj was known for her colorful costumes and wigs, her distinct flow, and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney. After signing with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album yielded Minaj's first Billboard Hot 100 top-five single, "Super Bass".

Her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012) saw Minaj move towards a dance-pop sound with a focus on her singing. The album debuted atop the charts in several countries, spawning one top-five Billboard Hot 100 single, "Starships". Minaj's third and fourth studio albums, The Pinkprint (2014) and Queen (2018), marked a departure from the dance-pop stylings of her previous records and a return to her hip hop roots, with the former spawning the Billboard Hot 100 top-five single "Anaconda". Her feature on the remix of Doja Cat's "Say So" and her 6ix9ine collaboration "Trollz", both released in 2020, marked her first and second number-one singles on the Hot 100, respectively, with the latter making her the second female rapper to debut atop the chart after Lauryn Hill in 1998.

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T in the Park: 2012
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
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2012
T in the Park: 2012

T in the Park: 2012

Balado, Kinross-Shire
Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012
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Hackney Marshes
2012-06-23T02:58:23
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2012
Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Hackney Marshes

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