NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 12: Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV)08

In honour of it being Nicki Minaj’s birthday, here are some career highlights of Nicki Minaj, a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Please note that there may have been additional developments in her career since then:

  1. Debut Album Success:
    • Nicki Minaj’s debut studio album, “Pink Friday” (2010), received critical acclaim and commercial success. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum.
  2. Chart-Topping Singles:
    • Minaj has released numerous chart-topping singles, including hits like “Super Bass,” “Starships,” “Anaconda,” and “Bang Bang” (with Jessie J and Ariana Grande).
  3. Versatility and Collaboration:
    • Known for her versatility, Nicki Minaj has collaborated with a wide range of artists across various genres. She has been featured on tracks by artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Drake, and more.
  4. Multiple Grammy Nominations:
    • Nicki Minaj has received multiple Grammy Award nominations over her career, recognizing her contributions to the music industry.
  5. Global Recognition:
    • Minaj has achieved international fame and recognition for her dynamic and often theatrical performances, as well as her distinctive rap style and persona.
  6. “Pinkprint” Album:
    • Her third studio album, “The Pinkprint” (2014), received critical acclaim and showcased her growth as an artist. It included hits like “Anaconda” and “Truffle Butter.”
  7. American Music Awards:
    • Minaj has won several American Music Awards, including Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for “Pink Friday” in 2011 and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist in 2015 and 2016.
  8. Billboard Music Awards:
    • She has received multiple Billboard Music Awards, including Top Streaming Artist and Top Rap Female Artist.
  9. Entrepreneurial Ventures:
    • Outside of music, Nicki Minaj has ventured into business, including launching her own fragrance line and becoming a part owner of the music streaming service TIDAL.
  10. Judging on “American Idol”:
    • Minaj served as a judge on the twelfth season of the television show “American Idol” in 2013, further expanding her presence in the entertainment industry.
  11. Queen Radio:
    • Nicki Minaj hosts “Queen Radio,” a show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, where she discusses various topics, interacts with fans, and occasionally premieres new music.
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