When Nicki Minaj releases a new single, the world stops. Regardless of whether you like her music or love it, you have to admit that she's made an incredible impact on hip-hop.
Nicki Minaj was born Onika Maraj in Trinidad and she moved to Queens, New York as a child. Minaj attended the prestigious LaGuardia High School (one of the most famous performing arts schools in the world), initially intending to become an actress. She struggled as an actress after high school and ultimately, decided to pursue a career as a rapper. In 2007, Minaj debuted her first album "Playtime is Over" and began gaining recognition in the underground rap scene. She was later discovered by fellow rapper Lil Wayne and she soon signed with Young Money Entertainment. Minaj began appearing on songs with fellow Young Money artists, notably "BedRock."
In 2010, Minaj released her debut album "Pink Friday," which debuted at number two on the Billboard Top 200. The album included popular singles "Super Bass," "Your Love," "Moment 4 Life" and "Fly." This album made Minaj a commercially successful solo artist and earned her three Grammy nominations. Two years later, she released her second studio album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," with popular singles "Starships," "Pound the Alarm," "Beez in the Trap" and "Stupid Hoe." Today, she has four studio albums (including 2014's "The PinkPrint" and 2018's "Queen") and a staggering 117 singles. She's one of the most successful female rappers of all time and never fails to turn a hit.
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