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NICKI MINAJ
Background Information
Early Life
Music Influences and Beginnings
Public Image
Full Name:
Born:
Origin:
Genres:
Year Active:
Website:
Onika Tanya Maraj
December 8, 1983 (age 32)
Saint James, Trinidad and Tobogo
Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA
Hip Hop, R&B, Pop
2004-present
www.mypinkfridy.com
her father was a drug addict who attempted to kill her mother
she lived with her grandmother before moving to Queens
upbringing lacked discipline, made her "seek out and practice self-discipline"
she developed herself to be a "new person"
"I've always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind, because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn't be, I thought, if I'm successful, I can changer her life"
she began with writing her own material
she was discovered by Dirty Money CEO Fendi
Lil Wayne collaborated with her which boosted her popularity
By 2010, much anticipation built around her debut album
same year she won Best Hip Hop Female at the Annual BET Awards
curvaceous figure and sex appeal
"signing boobs" to empower women
she was often called the "Black Lady Gaga"
beg. of 2012 she changed her image to more serious and classy
one of the most followed rappers on social media
she refers to her fans as "Barbz" and male straight/gay fans of "Boyz" or "Ken Barbz"
"in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You've got to have something else to go with that"
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Lil Wayne
Smokey Robinson
Lil' Kim
Missy Elliot
Janet Jackson
Madonna
Beyoncé
Britney Spears
Marilyn Monroe
Production
Music Style
Pink Friday
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-Up
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
The Pinkprint
she combines metaphors, punch lines ans word play
critics describe her technique as bubblegum wrap
"what people don't know is that before I was doing that craziness I was doing me, I was doing regular sounding wrap that anyone could hear and identify with. But once I started doing all that weird shit-I'm not mad at it because it got everyone's attention"
alter egos: British accent-Roman Zolanski or soft spoken-Harajuku Barbie
Ice T: [Minaj] does her thing. She has her own way of doing it. She has an ill[sic] vocal delivery. She kind of reminds me of a female Busta Rhymes, like she throws her voice in different directions.
Labels:
Young Money
Cash Money
Republic
Associated Acts:
Young Money
Lil Wayne
Meek Mill
Drake
Releases:
Studio Albums: 3
Compilation Albums: 3
Singles: 71
Music Videos: 82
Mix Tapes: 3
Promotional Singles: 12
Released: November 19, 2010
recorded between 2009-10
recording took place in several recording locations
album featuring Eminem, Drake, will.i.am, Kanye West, and Natasha Bedingfield
"The album is much more emotional than you anticipate, which is a great thing. And I know women are gonna connect to the album so much. I felt like for so many years I was the girl who did the catchy little raps, and it's time for me now to tell my story, and in telling my story, I'm really telling every girl's story. We all go through the same thing. So the album is gonna feel very personal to every female."
Producers: Bangladesh, Blackout Movement, Drew Money, J. R. Rotem, Oak, Papa Justifi, Swizz Beatz, T-Minus, will.i.am
Singles
"Your Love"
Released June 1, 2010
"Check It Out"
Released September 3, 2010
"Right Thru Me"
Released September 24, 2010
"Moment 4 Life"
Released Decemeber 7, 2010
"Super Bass"
Released April 5, 2011
"Did it On'em"
Released April 7, 2o10
Girls Fall Like Dominoes"
Released April 11, 2011
"Fly"
Released August 30, 2011
Track List (Deluxe Version)
1. I'm the Best
2. Roman's Revenge (ft Eminem)
3. Did It On'em
4. Right Thru Me
5. Fly (ft Rihanna)
6. Save Me
7. Moment 4 Life (ft Drake)
8. Check It Out (ft will.i.am)
9. Blazin' (ft Kanye West)
10. Here I Am
11. Dear Old Nicki
12. Your Love
13. Last Chance (ft Natasha Bedingfield)
14. Super Bass
15. Blow Ya Mind
16. Muny
She has written most of her songs featuring in all of her album with the assistance of other writers and musicians, such as the ones she has collaborated with

Promotion and Tour
to promote the album she had organized a Ustream for her fans if she reached 1 million followers on twitter to reveal the name of the album and talk to some of her fans
she announced on Twitter there would be a 5-day promotional tour from October 22, 2010-October 30, 2010
the tour started in Philadelphia to Washington, Waterbuy, Boston in the US and ended in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobogo
Released: April 2, 2012
Producers: Alex da Kid, Alex P, Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Benny Blanco, BlackOut Movement, Carl Falk, Cirkut, David Guetta, DJ Diamond Kuts, Dreamlab, Dr. Luke, Flip, Hit-Boy, Nikhil S., RedOne, T-Minus
recorded between 2010-11
the album focuses on Roman Zolanski, one of her alter egos
she has collaborated with Cam’ron, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Nas, Drake, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Bobby V, and Beenie Man
the album is divided into two different genres of music; the first half is hip hop and other is dance-pop songs
Singles
"Starships"
Released February 14, 2012
"Right by My Side"
Released March 27, 2012
"Beez in the Trap"
Released May 29, 2012
"Pound the Alarm"
Released June 12, 2012
"Va Va Voom"
Released September 12, 2012
Track List
1. Roman Holiday
2. Come on a Cone
3. I Am Your Leader (ft Cam'ron and Rick Ross)
4. Beez in the Trap (ft 2 Chainz)
5. HOV Lane
6. Roman Reloaded (ft Lil Wayne)
7. Champion (ft Nas, Drake and Young Jeezy)
8. Right by My Side" (ft Chris Brown)
9. Sex in the Lounge (ft Lil Wayne and Bobby V)
10. Starships
11. Pound in the Alarm
12. Whip It
13. Automatic
14. Beautiful Sinner
15. Marilyn Monroe
16. Young Forever
17. Fire Burns
18. Gun Shot (ft Beenie Man)
19. Stupid Hoe
Promotion and Tours
she performed "Roman Holiday" at the 54th Grammy Awards, making her the first solo female rapper
she performed "Starships" and songs from her previous album at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game and on the 11th season of American Idol
In April, she held album signings in New York, LA, Philadelphia, and London
in the same moth, HMV held a contest for fans, where 500 winners would get to meet her in one of their stores, where she would sign their album
Pink Friday Tour
May 16, 2012-August 14, 2012
44 shows in total
Released: November 19, 2012
Producers: Cortez Bryant, Dwayne Carter, Jermaine Preyan, Safaree "SB" Samuels, Bryan "Baby Birdman" Williams, Ronald "Slim Tha Don" Williams
Singles
"The Boys"
Released September 13, 2012
"Freedom"
Released November 3, 2012 "High School"
Released April 16, 2013
Track List
1. Up in Flames
2. Freedom
3. Hell Yeah (ft Parker)
4. High School (ft Lil Wayne)
5. I'm Legit (ft Ciara)
6. "I Endorse These Strippers (ft Tyga and Brinx)
7. The Boys (ft Cassie)
8. Va Va Voom
Tour
Associated Albums:
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up
October 14, 2012-December 28, 2012
Tyga and Misha B were part of the opening act in the Europe shows
Released: December 12, 2014
Producers: Bryan Williams, Dwayne Carter, Ronald Williams, Nicki Minaj
the album is a bonus disc of the previous album "Pink Friday-Roman Reloaded"
she started composing the music not much after the release of her previous album so she decided for it to be a part of that album
recorded between 2011-early 2012
collaborated with Alex da Kid, David Guetta, Dr. Luke, Hit-Boy, and RedOne
she said about the album, "I feel like the music is such a better representation of me where I am now as an artist in my career. As long as people can hear the music, I'm good."
Recording and Production
Recording and Production
Recording and Production
Recording and Production
Singles
Track List
Promotion and Tour
recorded between 2013-14
she began writing after the production of her first film "The Other Woman"
recording took place in many studios in California, Toronto, and New York
during the recording process, she recorded two songs inspired and reminded her of Irish Celtic singer-songwriter Enya
content of the album consisted of things that she was comfortable sharing in her previous albums
she collaborated with Jessie Ware, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Lunchmoney Lewis and Skylar Grey
"Pills n Potions"
Released May 21, 2014
"Anaconda"
Released August 4, 2014
"Only"
Released October 28, 2014
"Bed of Lies"
Released November 16, 2014
"Truffle Butter"
Released January 23, 2015
1. All Things Go
2. I Lied
3. The Crying Game (ft Jessie Ware)
4. "Get On Your Knees (ft Ariana Grande)
5. "Feeling Myself" (ft Beyoncé)
6. Only (ft Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown)
7. Want Some More
8. Four Door Aventador
9. Favorite (ft Jeremih)
10. Buy a Heart (ft Meek Mill)
11. Trini Dem Girls" (ft Lunchmoney Lewis)
12. Anaconda
13. The Night is Still Young
14. Pills n Potions
15. Bed of Lies (ft Skylar Grey)
16. Grand Piano
March 16, 2015-August 19, 2015
40 shows in total
She kept a surprise on who was joining her on tour and said, "I can’t wait for them to find out who I’m going on tour with. I can’t say [who it is], but I know that my fans love this person. It’s just going to make sense. I think our fan bases are very similar so I think its going to work out really good." However, then she announced that it was Trey Songz to join her in the Europeans legs, to promote his recent album Trigga and Ester Dean
North American Legs- Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, Dej Loaj
It was back in '07 did a couple of tapes
Did a couple DVD's made a couple mistakes
Didn't know what I was doing, but I put on a cape
Now it's which World Tour should I go on and take
See you told me I would lose but I won
I might cop a million Jimmy Choo's just for fun
'Cause b***es couldn't take what was in me

Australia, Sydney
Might run up in Disney, out in L.A. with Lindsey
Got the eye of the tiger, the lion of Judah
Now it's me in my time, it's just me in my prime
Everything I tried to teach 'em, they gone see it in time
Tell them b***es get a stick, I'm done leadin' the blind
Got two shows tonight, that's Brooklyn and Dallas
Then a private party at the Buckingham palace
Which means I gotta fly like a movie no commercial
That's Young Money, Cash Money yeah I'm Universal

I remember when I couldn't buy my mother a couch
Now I'm sittin' at the closin' bought my mother a house
You could never understand why I grind like I do
Mikiyah and Gulani while I grind like I do
'C-c-cause even when my daddy was on crack, I was cracked
Now the whole album crack you ain't gotta skip a track
I ain't gotta get a plaque, I ain't gotta get awards
I just walk up out the door all the girls will applaud
All the girls will commend, as long as they understand
That I'm fighting for the girls, that never thought they could win
'Cause before they could begin you told 'em it was the end
But I am here to reverse the curse that they live in
Got two bones to pick, I'ma only choose one
You might get addressed on the second album
Which means you can breath, tell that motherf**ker say so
To all my bad b***hes, I can see your halo

I'm The Best (2010)
Text
CODES
“It was right in the crack era. We didn’t know, but he fell victim to crack shortly after he moved to America. When you’re on crack, you can’t keep a job. And when you can’t keep a job, you don’t have money. And when you don’t have money, you steal. And you steal from your family.”
Pop
Beat
Catchy Melody
Repetition
Upbeat
Synthesizer
AUDIENCE

Influence
carved the way for female rappers
empowers young females
drives people to follow their dreams
wished to speak to old high school
Target Audience
Preteens to Young Adults
People who like Rap and Pop
Young girls
GUESS WHO?
Sings about relationships
Was a country singer
Female
GUESS?
GUESS?
Rapper
From Toronto
Was on Degrassi
GUESS?
Pop singer
Used to be in a band with brothers
Dated a Victoria Secret model
THANK YOU!
Production
Music Style
metaphors, punch lines and word play
"what people don't know is that before I was doing that craziness I was doing me, I was doing regular sounding wrap that anyone could hear and identify with. But once I started doing all that weird shit-I'm not mad at it because it got everyone's attention"
Ice T: [Minaj] does her thing. She has her own way of doing it. She has an ill[sic] vocal delivery. She kind of reminds me of a female Busta Rhymes, like she throws her voice in different directions.
Labels
Young Money
Cash Money
Republic
Associated Acts
Young Money
Lil Wayne
Meek Mill
Drake
Releases
Studio Albums
Compilation Album
Singles
3
3
71
Music Videos
Mix Tapes
Promotional Singles
82
3
12
Where does this text come from? Who created it? Who owns it?
writes her own music with the help of other musicians and song writers
as she is signed with music label companies she has to consult with them about the music she records and if it's appropriate to release
How is the text distributed or sold to the public? Who profits?
Pandora
Spotify
Shazam
iHeartRadio
SoundCloud
iTunes
Google Play Music
she holds album signings and to promote her album and connect with her fans through twitter for promotion
Fan Club Membership
Gift Certificates
Merchandise
Posters
Clothing
Music
Costumes
Albums
Pink Friday
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-Up
The Pinkprint
Pink Friday
Released: November 19, 2010
Producers: Bangladesh, BlackOut Movement, Drew Money, J.R Rotem, Oak, Papa, Justifi, Swizz Beats, T-Minus, will.i.am
recorded between 2009-10
album ft. Eminem, Drake, will.i.am, Kanye West, Natasha Bedingfield
"The album is much more emotional than you anticipate, which is a great thing. And I know women are gonna connect to the album so much. I felt like for so many years I was the girl who did the catchy little raps, and it's time for me now to tell my story, and in telling my story, I'm really telling every girl's story. We all go through the same thing. So the album is gonna feel very personal to every female."
Promotion and Tour
to promote the album she had organized a Ustream for her fans if she reached 1 million followers on twitter to reveal the name of the album and talk to some of her fans
she announced on twitter there would be a 5-day promotional tour from October 22, 2010-October 30, 2010
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Released: April 2, 2012
Producers: Alex da Kid, Benny Blanco, BlackOut Movement, David Guetta, DJ Diamond Kuts, Dreamlab, others
recorded between 2010-11
focuses on Roman Zolanski
album ft. Cam'ron, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Nas, Drake, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Bobby V, Beenie Man
Promotion and Tours
the album is divided into two different genres of music; the first half is hip hop and other is dance-pop songs
in the same moth, HMV held a contest for fans, where 500 winners would get to meet her in one of their stores, where she would sign their album
"Roman Holiday" at the 54th Grammy Awards
"Starships" at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game 11th season of American Idol
In April, she held album signings in New York, LA, Philadelphia, and London
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-Up
the album is a bonus disc of the previous album "Pink Friday-Roman Reloaded"
recorded between 2011-early 2012
collaborated with Alex da Kid, David Guetta, Dr. Luke, Hit-Boy, and RedOne
"I feel like the music is such a better representation of me where I am now as an artist in my career. As long as people can hear the music, I'm good."
Tour
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up
Associated Albums:
October 14, 2012-December 28, 2012
Tyga and Misha B were part of the opening act in the Europe shows
Pinkprint
Released: December 12, 2014
Producers: Bryan Williams, Dwayne Carter, Ronald Williams, Nicki Minaj
album ft. with Jessie Ware, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Lunchmoney Lewis and Skylar Grey
recorded between 2013-14
during the recording process, she recorded two songs inspired and reminded her of Irish Celtic singer-songwriter Enya
content of the album consisted of things that she was comfortable sharing in her previous albums
Promotion and Tour
March 16, 2015-August 19, 2015
European tour- Trey Songz, Ester Dean
North American- Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, Dej Loaj
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