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.
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Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will be on the same turf tonight for the first time since Cardi chucked her shoe at Nicki and ended up with a huge lump on her head ... TMZ has learned. Both ladies will be.. Credit: TMZ.com - Published
Cardi B is opening up about her New York Fashion Week fight with Nicki Minaj. Last month, the "Bodak Yellow" star and the Queen rapper were both in attendance at the Harper's... Credit: E! Online - Published