Onika Tanya Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.
Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, Minaj earned public attention after releasing three mixtapes between 2007–2009.
She signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
Minaj's debut studio album, Pink Friday, peaked at number one on the U.S.
Billboard 200 and spawned the top-three single "Super Bass".
During that time, Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U.S.
Billboard Hot 100.
Her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, also topped the chart and its lead single, "Starships", peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
Minaj's third studio album, The Pinkprint, was preceded by its second single, "Anaconda", which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and is her highest-charting single in the United States to date.
Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, and also starred in the 2014 film The Other Woman.
In 2013, she was a main judge on the twelfth season of American Idol.
Young Money’s Nicki Minaj isn’t letting go of Kenneth Petty. The hip-hop diva has continued to support her bae amid non-stop negative coverage from gossip publication TMZ. Onika went to Instagram.. Credit: SOHH - Published
New York rapper Nicki Minaj might want to have a conversation with TMZ founder Harvey Levin. The gossip publication has continued to dig deep into past criminal records connected to Minaj’s new.. Credit: SOHH - Published
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Nicki Minaj's new beau is the ultimate bad boy -- and has been for quite some time, including while he was behind bars. Kenneth Petty's inmate disciplinary history, obtained by TMZ, shows Nicki's.. Credit: TMZ.com - Published
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New York rapper Nicki Minaj isn’t done letting fans into her personal life. The Queen of Rap returned to social media this week to share more looks at her new boo. Onika went to Instagram Thursday.. Credit: SOHH - Published
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New York rapper 50 Cent is down to see what’s next for Nicki Minaj and her new boo. This week, the hip-hop star delivered a salute to the latest hip-hop romance. This week, Fif defended Nicki’s.. Credit: SOHH - Published
50 Cent has no problem with the pace Nicki Minaj and her new boyfriend seem to be moving at in their relationship ... because they're picking up right where they left off. We got Fif in Bev Hills.. Credit: TMZ.com - Published
Young Money’s Nicki Minaj didn’t just randomly go after Daily Mail TV host Jesse Palmer. New reports claim the hip-hop star’s issues with the entertainment personality stems from sex offender.. Credit: SOHH - Published
Nicki Minaj is threatening to sic her lawyers on Jesse Palmer for falsely claiming she supported her brother, who was found guilty of raping an 11-year-old. The rapper went off on the "Daily Mail.. Credit: TMZ.com - Published
Young Money’s Nicki Minaj is all about giving the world plenty of looks at her new boo. The hip-hop diva has treated fans to more footage of her current relationship goals. On Wednesday, Onika went.. Credit: SOHH - Published
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Things seem to be moving fast for Nicki Minaj and her new boyfriend, who has a past… – TMZ Vanessa Hudgens has a lovely message for this fellow actress – Just Jared Jr Guess which couple is still.. Credit: Just Jared - Published
Young Money’s Nicki Minaj is serious about her relationship goals. New reports claim the Queen of Rap is down to upgrade her boyfriend’s status to hubby in the near future. According to reports,.. Credit: SOHH - Published Also reported by •TMZ.com