Onika Tanya Maraj (aka Nicki Minaj), is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Nicki Minaj gained public recognition after releasing the mixtape Playtime Is Over (2007).
Nicki may be diminutive but she packs a lot of talent into her 5-foot 2-inch frame. Born in the Caribbean, she moved to New York as a five-year-old and has overcome a difficult childhood to become one of the most successful rap artists of this or any other generation. Minaj has also branched out into the films, in demand for her colorful bubblegum persona and image. Minaj is active on social media and in fashion and has launched several fragrances. Her friend and label-mate Lil Wayne call Nicki Minaj “an icon” who has “reached far beyond anything I would have imagined. Nicki will go down as one of the best to do it in the history of music.”
Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Nicki Minaj sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one in several countries. She made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Nicki was once known for her colorful costumes and wigs. Her rapping is distinctive for its fast flow and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney. In 2016, Minaj was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. She has the most Billboard Hot 100 entries among women of all genres in the chart’s history.
Nicki Minaj has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including 10 Grammy Award nominations, 6 American Music Awards, 11 BET Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, and a Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award. Minaj has sold 20 million singles as a lead artist, 60 million singles as a featured artist, and over five million albums worldwide making her one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
Nicki Minaj Biography
Full Name: Onika Tanya Maraj
Nicknames: Nicki Lewinski, Nicki The Harajuku Barbie, Nicki The Ninja, The Harajuku Barbie
Profession: Rapper, singer, songwriter, model, actress
Popular for: Pink Lipstick, rare choice of color of wigs, butt and of course for her raps and songs
Nicki Minaj Height: 1.57m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight: 137 Pounds (62 kg)
Shoe Size: 7 (US)
Figure Measurements (Approx): 102-71-114 cm (40-28-45 in)
Hair Color: Black (natural)
- Album – Pink Friday (2010)
- Movie – Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Awards: Won – 99
Nominations – 288
Date of Birth: 8th December 1982
Nicki Minaj Age (2018): 35
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Ethnicity: African & Asian Indian
Nationality: American, Trinidadian
- Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School
- LaGuardia High School
Address: Nicki Minaj
Category 5 Entertainment, Inc.
1601 Cloverfield Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Nicki Minaj Affairs & Rumors
- Safaree Samuels (2000) – Nicki Minaj & Safaree Samuels started dating in 2000. The duo dated ON and OFF since that time. They engaged in 2011 and finally parted ways in 2014.
- Aubrey Graham (2010) – (Rumor) Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
- Lil’ Wayne (2011) – (Rumor) American rapper.
- Meek Mill (2015) – In early 2015, Nicki Minaj started dating another American rapper, Meek Mill. The couple called it quits in 2016.
- Future (2017) – Rapper Future and Nicki were an item in 2017.
- Nas (2017) – Nicki Minaj started dating another rapper, Nas. They were together for more than 6 months and split in 2018.
- Eminem (2018) – (Rumor) American rapper.
Nicki Minaj Family
- Father – Robert Maraj (Financial Executive and gospel singer)
- Mother – Carol Maraj
- Siblings: Micaiah Maraj (Brother), Jelani Maraj (Brother), Ming Maraj (Sister), Brandon Lamar (Brother)
Hobby: Watching TV
Food: Boneless Stew Chicken, Popeyes Chicken, Kit Kats, and Twix
Movie: Gladiator, Set It Off, Sarafina
TV Shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Judge Judy
Music: Lil Wayne, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot
Bentley: Continental GT
Net Worth: $70 Million
Nicki Minaj Interesting Facts
- Nicki Minaj was the first artist to ever have seven songs on Billboard charts at the same time.
- Minaj has a tattoo on her left arm in Chinese, which means “God is always with you.”
- Before Nicki Minaj was famous, she had worked at more than 15 places but, most of the times, she was fired giving the ‘inhospitality’ reason.
- Both Nicki Minaj’s first and second i.e. Pink Friday (2010) and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012) albums peaked to number one on Billboard 200.
- Nicki became the first female solo artist to have seven consecutive top ranking on Billboards in 2010.
- Nicki Minaj was one of the judges in the 12th American Idol.
- Minaj was the first female to be selected for the MTV & Annual Hottest MC List.
- The New York Times said that some people consider her the most influential female rapper of all time.
- Nicki Minaj has an inclusion of alter egos in her songs which go way back to her childhood when she used the alter egos as a means of escape.
- Nicki liked her fantasy world better than the one she was living in.
- Several songs on Pinkprint were inspired by her separation with Safaree Samuel.
- Nicki Minaj said that she had an abortion when she was a teenager.
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