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Nicki Minaj

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About Her Nicki Minaj Birth name is: Onika Tanya Maraj

Birth date: December 8, 1982

Orginally from: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago

What she does: Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, voice actress and television personality

When she moved to U.S.A: When she was five years old, she moved to the New York City borough of Queens

What did she train in: trained as an actress Her Life Released three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009. She rose to prominence when she released her debut album, Pink Friday. First female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her seventh single, "Super Bass" has sold more than four-million copies. Second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded topped charts internationally. Top 10 singles "Starships" and "Pound the Alarm.

Her outlandish and colorful costumes, wigs and clothing have given her recognition as a fashion icon. Featured as a voice actress in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. Will serve as a judge on American Idol. Endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics, and Pepsi. Earned her six BET Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Music Award and Billboard's 2011 Rising Star.

First female artist included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List, with The New York Times suggesting that some consider her "the most influential female rapper of all time." Minaj is the only female rapper to be featured on Forbes Hip Hop Cash King's list, she ranks at #8, having earned $US15.5 million from May 2011 to May 2012. Her Music Career Automatic,
Beautiful Sinner,
Beez In The Trap,
Blazin,
Champion ,
Check It Out,
Come On A Cone,
Did It On 'Em ,
Fire Burns,
Fly,
Girls Fall Like Dominoes,
Gun Shot,
HOV Lane,
I Am Your Leader,
I'm The Best,
Last Chance,
Marilyn Monroe,
Masquerade,
Massive Attack,
Moment 4 Life,
Pound The Alarm,
Right By My Side,
Right Thru Me,
Roman Holiday,
Roman in Moscow,
Roman Reloaded,
Roman's Revenge,
Save Me,
S*xIn the Lounge,
Starships,
Stupid H**,
Super Bass,
The Boys,
Va Va Voom,
Whip It ,
Young Forever,
Your Love Her Songs After exploring other career options, Minaj rapped in a foursome group called "Hoodstars," which consisted of group members Scaff Beezy, Lou$tar, and 7even Up. Recorded the entrance song for WWE wrestler Victoria titled "Don't Mess With," it was featured on the compilation album ThemeAddict: WWE The Music, Vol.6. She left the group unsatisfied because of the lack of success. She choose to upload videos of herself on her Myspace, and sent some songs to the music industry. Fendi CEO of the Brooklyn label Dirty Money Entertainment had taken her in, into his association. At first she had her name as Nicki Maraj, but had changed it into her current stage name, Nicki Minaj.

Many of hr songs had become platinums but one that changed her music career that became a double-platinum was "Super Bass". How did she become famous? Young Money
Lil' Wayne
Drake
Tyga
Rick Ross
B.O.B.
Akon
50 cent
2 Chainz
Chris Brown
David Guetta


Labels

Cash Money
Young Money
Y.M.C.M.B
Universal Republic
Universal Motown People who had influenced Nicki ove the years are:
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,
Lil Wayne,
Lauryn Hill,
Jadakiss,
Natasha Bedingfield,
Foxy Brown,
Lil' Kim and Missy Elliott,
Janet Jackson,
Madonna,
Britney Spears,
Marilyn Monroe,
Grace Jones,
M.I.A.,
Cyndi Lauper,
inspired by R&B singer Monica,
Kanye West,
Trina,
and Drake Influences Nicki's cousin Nickolas was murdered by his home in Brooklyn, New York City. She referenced him in her song "Champion" through the lyrics, "Cause they killed my little cousin, Nicholas/ But my memories only have happy images."


In 2011, she helped launch Casio's TRYX digital camera in Times Square, along with The Roots, Nokia Lumia 900 in Times Square followed by an performance of "Starships," "Super Bass," and "Right by My Side. Promotional deal with Pepsi in which she appeared in a commercial, which was shot in Argentina for the global LiveForNow campaign, and internet advertisements. MAC Cosmetics, collaborated with Minaj on many business ventures, such as a limited edition lipstick called Pink 4 Friday that went on sale for four consecutive Fridays starting November 26, 2010 to promote the release of Pink Friday. Also part of the Viva Glam campaign with Ricky Martin in Latin America, which has raised $US250 million dollars for MAC AIDS Fund. Collaborated with OPI Products on a six-piece nail polish collection with colors named after her songs. Personal Life and Endorsment Products. Associated Acts With
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