Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj


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About Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Trinidad, and Tobago, and later moved to Queens, New York City, at the age of five. Nicki Minaj rose to prominence in the late 2000s with her mixtapes and collaborations before releasing her debut studio album in 2010.

Minaj's music career began in 2004 when she signed with the label Dirty Money Entertainment and joined a rap group called The Hoodstars. However, her breakthrough came when she was discovered by rapper Lil Wayne, who signed her to his label, Young Money Entertainment, in 2009. She gained significant attention with her appearances on several mixtapes, leading to the release of her debut album, "Pink Friday," in 2010. The album was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart and spawning hit singles like "Super Bass" and "Moment 4 Life."

Over the years, Nicki Minaj has become known for her unique style, animated rap delivery, and versatile vocal abilities. Her music incorporates elements of hip-hop, pop, and R&B, and she often incorporates various accents and alter egos into her performances. Minaj has released multiple successful albums, including "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" (2012), "The Pinkprint" (2014), and "Queen" (2018), which have produced numerous chart-topping singles.

Aside from her solo work, Nicki Minaj has collaborated with numerous artists across various genres, including Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, David Guetta, and Kanye West, among others. Her collaborations have earned her critical acclaim and numerous awards, including several Grammy nominations.

In addition to her music career, Minaj has ventured into acting. She made her film debut in 2012 with a voice role in the animated film "Ice Age: Continental Drift." She has also appeared in movies such as "The Other Woman" (2014) and "Barbershop: The Next Cut" (2016).

Nicki Minaj is known for her flamboyant fashion sense and provocative image, often making headlines for her daring outfits and outspoken personality. She has amassed a significant following on social media and is considered one of the most influential female artists in the rap industry.


St. James, Trinidad and Tobago



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Republic Records, Young Money Entertainment, MORE

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