Nicki Minaj biography

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, popularly known as Nicki Minaj is a famous singer, rapper, and songwriter from Trinidad. She is highly renowned for her versatility in singing. The animated flow and lyricism in rapping deserve special appreciation. Other characteristics of her music include Born on December 8, 1982, in Port of Spain as the daughter of Robert Maraj and Dougla, Minaj had to work very hard to achieve success in life. She had worked as a waitress, customer executive, and office management executive to make a living.

Nicki Minaj released three mixtapes during the period 2007 to 2009. Music lovers and labels started noticing this talented singer. The first album, Pink Friday, made her incredibly popular. It peaked at number one on the U.S Billboard 200 in 2010. One of the singles in this album Super Bass was in the number three position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It achieved a record of being the highest-charting solo song since 2002 by a woman rapper. This song was also the second solo song by a woman artist to get a diamond certification in the US.

The next album, titled Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released in 2012. It was an attempt by Minaj to explore a dance-pop sound. Many people consider it a deviation from hip hop style. This album was a great commercial success. It topped several charts in numerous countries. Her third studio album, The Pinkprint was launched in 2014. After a gap of 4 years, she launched her fourth studio album, Queen. Both these albums covered more personal topics. Further, she came back to her hip-hop roots. The single in The Pinkprint, Anaconda peaked at number two on the US chart. It also holds the record of being the first solo female rap video to cross the one billion YouTube views.

Her remix song, Say So topped the US chart for singles. Nicki Minaj was the first female rapper since 1998 to achieve the number one position on the US chart. This multi-talented rapper is the first woman to achieve one hundred Billboard Hot 100 entries. Another achievement of Minaj is 20 U.S top ten singles. It is the highest number as far as any female rapper is concerned. Minaj is often known as the Queen of Rap. Many people also call her the Queen of Hip Hop. More than 100 million records of this artist have been sold. This figure clearly suggests that she is one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Nicki Minaj has won numerous awards and honors for her outstanding contributions. Some of the awards she won include the BET Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Brit Awards, and MTV Europe Music Awards. She also holds 3 Guinness World Records. According to Billboard, she was the best-selling female rapper during the 2010s. In the all-time female list, she is in the seventh position. In 2016, Time Magazine chose her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Minaj has also done voice roles in many animated films, including Angry Birds Movie 2, and Ice Age: Continental Drift. She also acted in movies like Barbershop: The Next Cut and The Other Woman.

Nicki Minaj – Musical Style and Influences

The animated rapping style of Minaj makes her special. The unique flow of this artist is inimitable. Other distinct characteristics of Minaj include speed and the smart use of alter egos and accents, particularly, British cockney. You can find her singing and rapping in most of the songs. It is hard to find a better rapper than Minaj who uses wordplay, punch lines, and metaphors more efficiently. Many experts say that she knows the art of throwing her voice in different directions.

According to Jon Caramanica of The New York Times, Minaj is an exciting rapper with a unique gift for surprising turns of phrases and comic accents. Her versatility is unbeatable. Apart from being an exceptionally talented rap artist, Minaj is also good at electronic music genres. She explored the possibilities of electropop in Pink Friday.

Nicki Minaj – Major Awards and Achievements

Nicki Minaj has won countless awards for her priceless creations. She is the winner of the 8 American Music Awards. Other awards of this accomplished artist include 1 BellaSugar Beauty Awards, 12 BET Awards, 8 BET Hip-Hop Awards, 1 Soul Train Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 2's Mid-Year Music Awards, 2 Billboard Women in Music Awards, 11 BMI Awards, 7 BMI Pop Awards, 27 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, 1 Boston Music Awards, 1 Capricho Awards, 1 BRIT Awards, 1 Global Award, 2 iHeartRadio Music Awards, 8 MTV Europe Music Awards, 1 MTV Millennial Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 4 Teen Choice Awards, and many more.

Nicki Minaj has 3 Guinness World Records to her name. The three records include the Most Billboard Hot 100 entries by a solo artist, Most US singles chart entries before reaching No.1, and the First female rap duo to reach No.1 on the US singles chart.

Nicki Minaj – Albums and Other Creations

The studio albums of Minaj are Pink Friday (2010), Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), The Pinkprint (2014), and Queen (2018). She has launched 3 compilation albums, We Are Young Money, Rich Gang, and Rise of an Empire. The mixed tapes of Minaj are Playtime is Over, Sucka Free, and Beam Me Up Scotty.

The popular singles of this artist include Massive Attack, Your Love, Check It Out, Right Thru Me, Moment 4 Life, Super Bass, Starships, The Boys, Freedom, Bang Bang, Anaconda, Only Bed of Lies, Changed It, Bed, Do We Have A Problem, and Tusa. She has worked on numerous songs as a featured artist. Her promotional singles list is very long as well. This woman has also acted in films like Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), The Other Woman (2014), Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).

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