Support Rolling Stone's Queen of Rap Nicki Minaj and NO ONE can change that. Nicki Minaj's debut-album Pink Friday in stores NOW! Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1984), [Note 1] better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj (pronounced [mi?na?]), is a Trinidadian hip hop and R&B recording artist and songwriter.[5][6][7][8] She first saw fame when she signed a record deal with Young Money Entertainment and then later Cash Money Records. She has successfully released her debut album, which charted at number-one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

In August 2009, Minaj signed to Young Money Entertainment with distribution from Universal Motown.[9] In Minaj's early career, she released three mixtapes, Playtime Is Over, Sucka Free, and Beam Me Up Scotty.[10][11] Minaj was discovered by fellow American rapper Lil Wayne and, after the three mixtapes, Minaj signed a deal with Young Money Entertainment.[12] After signing the deal, Minaj began working on her debut album, titled Pink Friday, which charted at number-two on the US Billboard 200, kept off the top spot by Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.[13] Minaj became the first artist ever to have seven songs within the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.[14] Her second single, "Your Love", reached number-one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, making Minaj the first female artist to top the chart unaccompanied since 2002.[15] Minaj became the first female artist to be included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List.[16] One month after the release of Pink Friday, Minaj's album gained a Platinum certification in the United States.[17] Minaj is known for collaborating with numerous artists and guest raps on many popular singles.[18]

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  1. Taae Breezy avatar

    On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Taae Breezy said:

    thanks for the love!

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