Nicki Minaj is an influential artist who has had a remarkable career in the music industry, making her mark in both rap and pop music. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago before relocating to Queens, New York as a child. Growing up in Queens, she would often go to open mic events with her older brother and that’s where she first discovered her passion for rapping. As years went by, she began to develop her unique style of rap as well as capturing the attention of several people including Lil Wayne who eventually signed her to Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
With the help of Lil Wayne’s record label, Nicki Minaj released her debut studio album ‘Pink Friday’ which skyrocketed into success; it peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum by RIAA within a month of its release. To this day, Nicki Minaj holds the record of having seven singles listed on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously- making her the first female artist ever to achieve this feat since 2002. Her second single ‘Your Love’ topped the Billboard Hot Rap songs chart without any collaboration or assistance from another artist – once again setting a record for female artists unaccompanied since 2002. All these milestones have earned Nicki Minaj MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List award among other awards throughout her career thus far such as one American Music Award and six BET Awards among many more.
If you are interested in learning more about Nicki Minaj’s life and journey throughout the music industry, then don’t miss out on ‘The Nicki Minaj Documentary’, a film that takes us behind-the-scenes with exclusive access to interviews with all of those who have played an integral part in shaping Nicki’s success. Watch it now to get an up close and personal look into how one of today’s most respected female rappers made history while shattering stereotypes along the way!