nicki minaj

  • first born

    first born
    Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj
  • where she was born

    where she was born
    Onika Tanya Maraj was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobag
  • before she started to sing and rap

    before she started to sing and rap
    Minaj wanted to become an actress, and in 2001, she was cast in the Off-Broadway play, "In Case You Forget
  • female artist

    female artist
    Minaj became the first female artist to top the Rap Songs chart unaccompanied since 2002, and later became the first female artist to be featured on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List.
  • comming up

    comming up
    In 2004 the group recorded the entrance song for WWE Diva in 2004 whit a group called. The Hoodstars, which consisted of group members Lou$tar (son of "Bowlegged Lou"), Scaff Beezy and 7even Up
  • she graduated high school

    she graduated high school
    She then graduated from LaGuardia High School, which specializes in music and the visual and performing arts
  • getting their

    getting their
    Minaj released her first mixtape, Playtime Is Over, in 2007 with Dirty Money Records.
  • getting people to know her music

    getting people to know her music
    Her second mixtape, Sucka Free, was released in April 2008. She won the Female Artist of the Year award at the 2008 Underground Music Awards shortly after
  • sighing

    In August 2009, Minaj signed a record deal with Young Money Entertainment, with distribution from Universal Motown Records, after fellow American rapper Lil Wayne discovered her on "The Come Up" DVD
  • her and rihhana

    her and rihhana
    On August 3, 2010, Minaj revealed on a channel that the album's name would be Pink Friday, a nod to Black Friday.
  • tops the charts

    tops the charts
    On February 9, 2011, Pink Friday reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart.
  • solo

    On February 12, 2012, Minaj debuted "Roman Holiday" at the 54th Grammy Awards,[64] becoming the first solo female rapper to perform a song on the Grammy stage.
  • second album

    second album
    Minaj's second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was announced in November 2011 through her Twitter account and was released on April 2, 2012, two months later than initially planned
  • world tour

    world tour
    Minaj began her first worldwide tour, the Pink Friday Tour, on May 16, 2012. It was followed by the Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour, which began in October which was later removed from her account because of copyright issues.
  • idol

    In September 2012, Minaj was confirmed to join the judging panel for the twelfth season of American Idol, alongsidge fellow new hires Mariah Carey and Keith Urban and returning judge
  • clothing line

    clothing line
    Minaj planned to launch her clothing line "The Nicki Minaj Collection" in the fall of 2013, and has described it as "Harajuku Barbie". Minaj's line includes fashion, accessories and houseware. It was announced in January 2013, with Adam Levine on the same contract, that it would be sold in mass retail stores such as Walmart and Target. Minaj's
  • top 100

    top 100
    On April 12, 2013, Minaj became the most-charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, with 44 appearances
  • new released

    new released
    On December 30, 2013, she released a freestyle rap to the viral song "Boss Ass Bitch" by PTAF via SoundCloud
  • gllover

    On January 28, 2014, Minaj released a freestyle on her SoundCloud to "Danny Glover" by Young Thug.[1
  • pink print

    pink print
    On February 12, 2014, she released a video for the song "Lookin Ass" from her upcoming third studio album The Pink Print,
  • pills and potions

    pills and potions
    The album's lead single was revealed to be called "Pills N Potions" on May 18, 2014, by Minaj at the Billboard Music Awards.