Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj
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Minaj at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
Born Onika Tanya Maraj
(1982-12-08) December 8, 1982 (age 35)
Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Rapper
  • hip hop
  • songwriter
  • actress
Net worth $80 million (July 2017)[1]
Musical career
Origin Queens, New York, U.S.
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present[4]
  • Young Money
  • Cash Money
  • Republic
Associated acts
Nicki Minaj's signature

Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

Career[change | change source]

In August 2009, Minaj signed to Young Money Entertainment with distribution from Universal Motown. Her debut album, Pink Friday, was released on November 9, 2010. It produced the singles "Your Love", "Moment 4 Life" featuring Canadian rapper-actor Drake, "Super Bass", and "Fly" featuring Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. "Super Bass" managed to peak at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and peaked in the top ten around the world. She released a single, "Starships", on Valentine's Day of 2012, before releasing her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, on April 3, 2012. She has recently been featured as a judge on American Idol alongside Australian country artist Keith Urban, American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, and music producer Randy Jackson. In 2014, she was featured in the film The Other Woman. She released her third studio album, The Pinkprint, in December of that year. It was preceded by the singles "Anaconda", which samples the 1992 hit single "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot, and "Only". "Anaconda" reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Minaj's highest-peaking song in the United States to date. Minaj performed "Anaconda" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.[5]

Minaj is the first and only female rapper to be listed on Forbes' Hip Hop Cash Kings list.[6] She is known for her strange style, funny voices and characters she uses in her music. nicki is queen of rap

Personal life[change | change source]

Minaj moved to Queens, New York City at age five. Her father went to rehab for alcholism in 2012.[7] In 2011 her cousin Nicholas Telemaque was murdered in Brooklyn, New York.[8] In 2017 her brother Jelani Maraj was convicted of hebophilically abusing a teen [9]

Music Records[change | change source]

Studio albums

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

Preceded by
Cee-Lo Green
Saturday Night Live musical guest
January 29, 2011
Succeeded by
Linkin Park
Preceded by
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
Saturday Night Live musical guest
December 6, 2014
Succeeded by
Charli XCX