Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982. When she was 5 years old, her family moved to the United States and settled in Queens, New York. As a youngster, Nicki showed a talent for singing and acting. She participated in several school plays and sang in the choir. At the age of 14, Nicki started making music with her friends. She recorded several songs at a local studio and created her own mix tapes.
After signing with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, she released her debut studio album Pink Friday the following year. The album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was eventually certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Minaj’s second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. It also spawned the international singles “Starships”, “Bang Bang” and “Anaconda”. Her third studio album, The Pinkprint, was released in 2014 and became her first number-one album in the United States.
On Monday, Aug. 13, Nicki Minaj kicked off her highly anticipated Queen Radio show on Beats 1. She then releases a slew of announcements and surprises. The rapper revealed that she’ll be releasing two new singles before the end of the month, and also previewed a snippet of her upcoming song with Ariana Grande, “The Light is Coming.”
Queen Radio is Nicki’s way of communicating directly with her fans and giving them an inside look at her life as a rapper, artist and businesswoman. The first episode contains interviews, game segments and plenty of Nicki’s signature shade. Nicki also used the show to address some of the recent rumors about her personal life and professional relationships.
Nicki Minaj continues to release music, now at her own pace. She collaborates with many of the new artists, giving them a platform to gain their own success through her association.
Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982. She moved to New York early on in her childhood.
Nicki Minaj is easily the most successful rapper of her generation. She has paved the way for many rappers, both female and male, and built one of the most common brands in hip hop history.
Nicki Minaj has been married to her husband, Kenneth Petty, since August 8, 2019. The two met when they were both minors and have been together ever since.