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Nicki Minaj (born Onika Tanya Maraj 08.12.1984) is an American rapper known for her singles 'Super Bass' and 'Anaconda' and her acting appearances in 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and 'The Other Woman'.
Net worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Nicki Minaj has a net worth of 50 million USD.
Childhood: Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, to parents of African and Indian decent. At the age of 5, Minaj moved to the suburb of Jamaica in Queens, New York. Here, Minaj studied at Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School, before graduating from LaGuardia High School.
At the age of 19, she was fired from a job at Red Lobster in the Bronx for rudeness towards customers. She supposedly was fired from a further fifteen jobs for similar reasons.
Career: Nicki Minaj began creating mixtapes at an early age, some of which went on to be featured in 'XXL' - a hip-hop magazine. In 2008, she was awarded Female Artist of the Year by the Underground Music Awards. The following year, Minja released a mixtape entitled 'Beam Me Up Scotty', which was received well by critics at BET and MTV. In April 2010, Minaj released her debut single, 'Massive Attack', which was produced by Sean Garrett who features on the single with Alex Da Kid. A music video was made, directed by Hype Williams.
'Massive Attack' may have been Minaj's debut single, but the first single for her debut album was 'Your Love', which peaked at number 14 on Billboard's Hot 100 list. Minaj officially announced that her debut album was entitled 'Pink Friday' soon after, and the album was set for release in November 2010. A month beforehand, Minaj became the first female rapper to have seven songs in the Billboard 200 list.
'Pink Friday' was released on 19th November 2010, debuting at the number two spot on Billboard's 200 list, before later making it to the number one spot. Minaj used the name of her alter-ego, Roman Zolanski, in her second studio album. 'The Pink Print: Roman Reloaded', was released on 2nd April 2012 and debuted at the number one spot on Billboard's 200.
The album divided critics, receiving only moderate reviews, mainly due to the mix of rap and dance-pop. Minaj announced that for her 2014 third album, she would focus entirely on rap, and leave the pop out of it. On 12th December 2014, Nicki Minaj released 'The Pinkprint', which once again debuted at the number two spot on Billboard's 200.
The album received generally positive reviews, with many critics stating that it was Minaj's best album. Other critics cited the more vulnerable portions of the album as a tremendous let-down. Minaj then revealed that she planned to begin a promotional tour in support of the album in March 2015.
Personal Life: Nicki Minaj identifies herself as a Christian after her father attended rehab and became one himself. Minaj has also been cited as a supposed bisexual, however she has revealed that she does not wish to be labelled, and instead wants to make the hip-hop community more welcoming of non-heterosexual people.
In one of her songs, Minaj makes reference to an abortion she had at a young age, while in another, she references the death of her cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, who was murdered in Brooklyn in 2011.
The boyband were named artist of the year, for the second year in a row.
It was a big night for British boyband One Direction at the American Music Awards on Sunday evening. The boyband took home the prize for artist of the year at the ceremony in Los Angeles, beating the likes of Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.
One Direction won big at the American Music Awards.
The group, who also performed single ‘Perfect’ at the ceremony, have now won the fan-voted award two years in a row. They also took home the award for favourite pop/rock duo or group, beating Maroon 5 and Walk the Moon.
Continue reading: One Direction And Taylor Swift Lead The Winners At American Music Awards
Nicki Minaj - 1 Oak Nightclub hosts Fun-Oak Halloween Soiree with special guest Nicki Minaj at The Mirage Hotel and Casino at 1 Oak Nightclub at the Mirage Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 30th October 2015
Nicki Minaj - 1 Oak Nightclub hosts Fun-Oak Halloween Soiree with special guest Nicki Minaj at The Mirage Hotel and Casino at 1 Oak Nightclub - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 30th October 2015
Justin Bieber picked up two awards last night and also performed single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two of the biggest awards at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan. The singer, who has made a career comeback in recent months, was named both best male and best worldwide act: North America, also taking to the stage to perform hit single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two awards at last night’s EMAs.
Accepting the best male award, Bieber said: “Wow, thank you. It’s been a long couple of years, um, I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognised for my music. I just want to say thank you to all of my fans, you guys are really incredible.”
Swift's lengthy world tour is coming to an end on December 12th in Australia, whereupon she plans to take several months off.
Taylor Swift has pretty much taken over the world in the last 12 months, with the enormous success of her current album 1989, which has sold 8.6 million copies around the world since it was released in November last year. However, she’s revealed that she’ll be taking a hard-earned break from music when her world tour finishes in December.
25 year old Swift has been on the road pretty much constantly since May, when the guest star-studded '1989 World Tour' kicked off with a brace of shows in Tokyo. She’s apparently worried that spending so long in the public eye might cause people to get tired of her.
“I think I should take some time off,” she confessed in a new interview. “People might need a break from me. I'm going to hang out with friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don't know,” she said.
Two months after the MTV VMA’s drama, Nicki Minaj has not put her beef with Miley Cyrus to rest.
Nicki Minaj has spoken again about her feelings towards Miley Cyrus, following their falling-out in the run up to this year’s MTV VMA awards. Speaking to The New York Times Magazine in their October Culture Issue, Minaj said if Cyrus wants to enjoy black culture she should also want to, ‘know what affect us’.
Nicki Minaj has criticised Miley Cyrus again, after their VMA’s beef.
Speaking about Cyrus, Minaj said, "The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls."
The MTV EMAs ceremony comes from Milan this year, and Taylor Swift is up for a record-breaking 9 awards.
Both stars have revealed their excitement at being selected to host the event together, which is being held at the Mediolanum Forum in the northern Italian city on October 25th.
Sheeran announced to his 15 million Twitter followers on Wednesday (September 30th) that he had been picked to present. “So happy to say I'm hosting the #MTVEMAs on 25th October! Cannot wait,” he wrote.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And Ruby Rose To Present MTV EMAs 2015
To celebrate Tidal hitting 1million subscribers, Jay-Z is hosting a star-studded party in Brooklyn.
Jay-Z has just announced a huge concert titled Tidal X: 10/20, which will feature headline performances from the man himself as well as Prince and Beyonce. The gig is to celebrate Tidal hitting 1 million subscribers and will take place on October 20th at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Jay-Z has announced a major Tidal X 10:20 concert to take place in Brooklyn.
Also announced so far are Usher, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, T.I., Damien Marley, Fabulous, Thomas Rhett, Indochina, DJ Cipha Sounds and DJ Reflex. The show will also feature Tidal Rising acts including Benjamin Booker, Hit-Boy, Bas, Jidenna, Justine Skye and Raury.
The pilot episode for the series, which she will star in and executive-produce, will be filmed this winter.
The ABC network has unveiled a new scripted comedy series based on the life of pop sensation Nicki Minaj, in which the singer herself will star and claim an executive production role.
The news was broken by Deadline on Tuesday (September 29th), the pilot episode will be made this winter in New York City, with a full series likely to be given the green light. The biographical series will be based on Minaj’s childhood in Queens, following her family’s immigration from Trinidad & Tobago when she was five years old.
Nicki Minaj at the 2015 MTV VMAs
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Announces Biographical ABC Comedy Series
Zandaya’s said she was honoured to be presented with the one off doll.
Disney star Zendaya has been presented with her own lifelike, one-of-a-kind Barbie doll based on her 2015 Oscars look. The 19 year old said she was honoured to receive the doll and be part of Barbie’s ‘diversification and expansion of the definition of beauty.’
Continue reading: Zendaya Honoured With One-Of-A-Kind Barbie Based On Star's Oscars Look
Warning: do not attempt to strip at a Patti LaBelle concert.
Patti Labelle was not amused when one of the fans she’s invited on stage with her started stripping off. LaBelle was performing in Vancouver on Friday (18th September) when the incident occurred and LaBelle certainly gave the fan in question a dressing down as he attempted to strip off.
Patti LaBelle at Zang Toi's show at New York Fashion Week, September 2015.
It's a record-breaking haul for Swift, as she was nominated in every possible category she could have been.
Just a fortnight after trouncing the opposition at the VMAs, Taylor Swift looks set for another strong performance at MTV’s Europe Music Awards. She’s up for a record-breaking total of nine trophies in the EMA nominations, which were announced on Tuesday (September 15th) via MTV’s Snapchat Discover channel.
‘Bad Blood’, the fourth single from 1989 which also features Kendrick Lamar, is the centre of attention, nominated in three categories (Best Song, Best Video and the newly-created prize for Best Collaboration). Furthermore, Swift was nominated in every possible category that she could have been – Best Pop Act, Best Live Act, Best Female, Biggest Fans and Best Look.
Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs in August, with her "squad" of celebrity pals
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Leads The Way At The MTV EMAs With 9 Nominations
She hit out at Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Lady Gaga in an excerpt of her new autobiography in Time Out.
Grace Jones has unleashed a tirade of criticism at all manner of modern pop stars, from Minaj to Miley, by describing them as “middle of the stream” and lamenting the current state of the music industry, in her new autobiography.
‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’ is released on September 29th, but as a taster she has published a few excerpts from the new book via Time Out. In one of them, Jones complains that a whole host of pop stars have copied her style but have no “long-term vision”, coming off as unoriginal and therefore easily replaceable.
“Trends come along and people say, ‘follow that trend’,” she writes. “There’s a lot of that around at the moment: 'Be like Sasha Fierce. Be like Miley Cyrus. Be like Rihanna. Be like Lady GaGa. Be like Rita Ora and Sia. Be like Madonna.’ I cannot be like them – except to the extent that they are already being like me.”
Continue reading: Grace Jones Hits Out At Unoriginal Modern Pop Artists
The singer has just released new record ‘…And Her Dead Pets’ for free on Soundcloud.
Miley Cyrus didn’t disappoint as host of the year’s MTV VMAs on Sunday (August 30th). The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer led the ceremony in all her barely dressed, tongue sticking out glory, making the awards more colourful and glittery than ever before, even if Nicki Minaj wasn't too impressed.
Miley Cyrus hosted this year’s MTV VMA awards.
The singer opened the ceremony by telling the audience, "This is a show that hasn't had a host in the last two years, a tradition they will probably return to after tonight's show.” Cyrus then showed a pre-taped sketch which featured 'The Mindy Project‘s' Ike Barinholtz and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s' Andy Samberg.
Date of birth
8th December, 1982
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