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.
- 'My little brother was like 'Don't get your hopes up'' Matt Terry on life after winning X Factorhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lfch6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lfch6.jpg2016-12-14T15:03:00.000ZMatt Terry on his whirlwind life since winning X Factor.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lfchr
'My little brother was like 'Don't get your hopes up'' Matt Terry on life after winning X Factor
- Nick Minaj talks to Charliehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ljz6g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ljz6g.jpg2015-03-08T14:25:00.000ZNicki Minaj joins Charlie Sloth on Radio 1.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ljz75
Nick Minaj talks to Charlie
- Nicki Minaj talks to Semtexhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021fcmj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021fcmj.jpg2014-06-22T14:03:00.000ZSemtex catches up with Nicki Minaj.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021fcmm
Nicki Minaj talks to Semtex
- Nicki Minaj - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0218176.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0218176.jpg2014-06-19T05:30:00.000ZNicki Minaj calls up to chat about her new album the Pink Print and new single Pills N Potions.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021818g
Nicki Minaj - Interview
- Nicki Minaj chats with Charlie Slothhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017jrh3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017jrh3.jpg2013-04-10T18:40:00.000ZIt's the interview that trended worldwide on Twitter! Nicki calls Charlie to chat Lil' Wayne, bikinis, Mariah Carey and crazy fans!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p017jrhv
Nicki Minaj chats with Charlie Sloth
- Nicki Minaj chats to Westwoodhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p010q366.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p010q366.jpg2012-11-06T10:21:00.000ZNicki Minaj joins Westwood to talk about her sold out London show, her new album & more!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p010q36b
Nicki Minaj chats to Westwood
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