Nicki Minaj whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj was born on December 8, 1982 in the Caribbean, and is a famous American rapper. She became known to the public after joining the group Young Money. She is the only female artist to appear on Rolling Stone magazine’s “The Kings of hip hop” list. Nicki Minaj became famous with songs such as “Super Bass”, “Starships” and later “Anaconda”. She is the first female solo artist to have 7 singles on the Billboard 100 at the same time.
Minaj releases her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The recording proved to be a huge hit, topping the pop, R&B and rap charts. The infectious dance song “Starships” was the first breakout single. Soon after, “Pound the Alarm” and “Va Va Voom” were popular as well. She then continued to perform “Roman Holiday” at the Grammy Awards in 2012.
During her music career, Minaj has received many prestigious awards, including 3 American Music Awards, 4 MTV Music Video Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, and 1 Women in Music Awards. Billboard’s Best Growing Music Star and 10 Grammy Award nominations. She has sold more than 20 million singles as the lead vocalist and one of the best selling music artists.