Nicki Minaj About

Born December 8, 1982, Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-American rapper, actress, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.

Nicki was discovered by Lil Wayne via her mixtapes Sucka Free and Beam Me Up Scotty, and broke into the mainstream as an artist signed to Wayne’s label Young Money Entertainment. Her first successful songs, “Your Love,” “Moment 4 Life” (with Drake), and the smash-hit “Super Bass,” are featured on her 2010 chart-topping debut album Pink Friday.

She continued her run with her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which contained “Starships,” a song which would further develop Nicki’s pop/rap style. “Starships” gave Nicki a Billboard milestone, when it charted for 21 weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, a feat no other artist has achieved without the aid of streaming services.

In between the releases of her second and third albums, Nicki starred as a judge on American Idol, and released a reissue of her second album in November 2012, filling it with ten new hip-hop tracks and promoting it throughout the following year.

On December 12, 2014, Nicki released her third studio album The Pinkprint. For this project, she abandoned her “Pop facade” and expanded not only on her ever-changing flows and thickened, denser delivery, but also on her subject matter and lyrical content. On the album, she delves into new depths with themes of vulnerability, relationship distress/abuse, betrayal, near-death experiences, motherhood, suicide attempts, drug addiction, abortion, murder, responsibility, female empowerment, sexual allegations, and entitlement. It is her longest-charting studio album to date, and housed numerous hit singles, including the pop culture phenomenon “Anaconda.”

Almost four years later, on August 10, 2018, Nicki released her fourth studio album, Queen. The album became Nicki’s most rap-oriented album to date, but also managed to incorporate R&B and Pop elements, much like Minaj’s previous effort. On Queen, Nicki defends her high position in the Hip-hop community, jabs at her top critics, reminds her listeners of her wealth and power, playfully disses her peers, and opens up about her recent love life, all in sixty-six minutes.

Nicki’s collaborations are also notable, particularly “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, the numerous collaborations with Young Money’s “Big Three” (Nicki, Lil Wayne, and Drake), and “Monster,” a collaboration with Kanye West, Jay-Z, and others, from Kanye West’s fifth album. Minaj’s verse on the song is praised by critics and is also known for sparking Nicki’s fan base. On May 1, 2020, Doja Cat recruited Nicki for their “Say So (Remix),”
which peaked at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart, and became the first collaboration between two female rappers to top the chart.

As of mid-2020, Nicki has charted 114 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, the most for a female artist and the fourth-most out of all artists. She has garnered ten Grammy award nominations and fourteen MTV Video Music Award nominations, winning five of the latter. She has 113 million RIAA certified units, comprised of mostly singles with 8.5 million albums sold.

Nicki Minaj Albums

Nicki Minaj Lyricsby Popularity

1 Good Form (Remix) (Ft. Lil Wayne) Nicki Minaj 283 2 Chun Swae (Ft. Swae Lee) Nicki Minaj 215 3 Bad Like We (Demo) by Wiley (Ft. Dolapo & Nicki Minaj) Nicki Minaj 173 4 Regular Degular Nicki Minaj 164 5 Getting Cake Nicki Minaj 137 6 Motorsport (Original Verse) Nicki Minaj 123 7 MotorSport (Demo) by Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B Nicki Minaj 109 8 Coco Chanel (Ft. Foxy Brown) Nicki Minaj 106 9 Funhouse* (Ft. Beyoncé, DeJ Loaf & Rihanna) Nicki Minaj 103 10 LLC Nicki Minaj 96 11 Itty Bitty Piggy Nicki Minaj 96 12 Hard White Nicki Minaj 95 13 Can Anybody Hear Me Nicki Minaj 94 14 Money* (Ft. Asian Da Brat & Young Thug) Nicki Minaj 93 15 Open Door by Frank Ocean (Ft. Nicki Minaj) Nicki Minaj 83 16 Money* (Ft. Asian Da Brat & Young Thug) Nicki Minaj 81 17 LLC Nicki Minaj 81 18 Shooters (Demo Remix) by Tory Lanez (Ft. Nicki Minaj) Nicki Minaj 81 19 I Got Next Nicki Minaj 77 20 So Special Nicki Minaj 76 21 Jumpoff / Jump-off Nicki Minaj 71 22 Barbie Tingz Nicki Minaj 70 23 I Am Your Leader (Ft. Cam’ron & Rick Ross) Nicki Minaj 66 24 Get It All Nicki Minaj 65 25 Favorite (Ft. Jeremih) Nicki Minaj 64 26 Slumber Party by Gucci Mane (Ft. Nicki Minaj) Nicki Minaj 64 27 The Crying Game (Ft. Jessie Ware) Nicki Minaj 63 28 Bring it Back Nicki Minaj 63 29 Nip Tuck Nicki Minaj 62 30 Feeling Myself (Ft. Beyoncé) Nicki Minaj 62 31 Gun Shot (Ft. Beenie Man) Nicki Minaj 62 32 Upgrade by Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj 62 33 Sir (Ft. Future) Nicki Minaj 61 34 Dopeman Nicki Minaj 60 35 Anaconda (Demo) Nicki Minaj 60 36 Majesty by Nicki Minaj & Labrinth (Ft. Eminem) Nicki Minaj 59 37 Wuchoo Know Nicki Minaj 59 38 I Get Money (Freestyle) Nicki Minaj 59 39 Good Form Nicki Minaj 56 40 Bed (Ft. Ariana Grande) Nicki Minaj 56 41 Va Va Voom Nicki Minaj 56 42 Miss Me* Nicki Minaj 55 43 Ganja Burn Nicki Minaj 55 44 Come See About Me Nicki Minaj 55 45 Keys Under Palm Trees Nicki Minaj 55 46 Thought I Knew You (Ft. The Weeknd) Nicki Minaj 54 47 Rich Sex (Ft. Lil Wayne) Nicki Minaj 53 48 Roman Reloaded (Ft. Lil Wayne) Nicki Minaj 53 49 Automatic Nicki Minaj 52 50 Run & Hide Nicki Minaj 51 51 Rich Sex (Ft. Lil Wayne) Nicki Minaj 51 52 2 Lit 2 Late Interlude Nicki Minaj 51 53 Trini Dem Girls (Ft. LunchMoney Lewis) Nicki Minaj 51 54 Rich Sex (Ft. Lil Wayne) Nicki Minaj 50 55 N.I.G.G.A.S (Ft. Angel De-Mar) Nicki Minaj 50 56 2 Lit 2 Late Interlude Nicki Minaj 49 57 Dilly Dally Nicki Minaj 49 58 Mona Lisa Nicki Minaj 48 59 Hood Story Nicki Minaj 48 60 Pound the Alarm Nicki Minaj 47 61 Warning Nicki Minaj 47 62 Come See About Me Nicki Minaj 46 63 Champion (Ft. Drake, Jeezy & Nas) Nicki Minaj 46 64 Whip It Nicki Minaj 46 65 Sticks In My Bun Nicki Minaj 46 66 I'm Cumin Nicki Minaj 46 67 2 Lit 2 Late Interlude Nicki Minaj 45 68 Marilyn Monroe Nicki Minaj 45 69 Ganja Burn Nicki Minaj 44 70 Good Form Nicki Minaj 44 71 Five-O (Ft. Gudda Gudda & Jae Millz) Nicki Minaj 44 72 Click Clack Nicki Minaj 44 73 Nicki Minaj Speaks Nicki Minaj 42 74 Shopaholic by Gucci Mane (Ft. Bobby V & Nicki Minaj) Nicki Minaj 42 75 Easy by Gucci Mane (Ft. Nicki Minaj & Rocko) Nicki Minaj 42 76 Thought I Knew You (Ft. The Weeknd) Nicki Minaj 41 77 No Frauds by Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj 41 78 Masquerade Nicki Minaj 41 79 I Love My Range Rover Nicki Minaj 41 80 Don’t Stop, Won’t Stop by Lil Wayne (Ft. Nicki Minaj) Nicki Minaj 40 81 Sir (Ft. Future) Nicki Minaj 39 82 Roman Holiday Nicki Minaj 39 83 Right By My Side (Ft. Chris Brown) Nicki Minaj 37 84 Fire Burns Nicki Minaj 35