Nicki Minaj (1982–)
Famous American Singer and Rapper
Nicki Minaj is a famous American Hip-hop Rapper singer and song writer. Her real name is OnikaTanya Maraj, but she is famous with her stage name Nicki Minaj. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982 but she grew up in Queens, New York. She was the first female artist, secured a place on MTV Annual Hottest MC List. Minaj Debut album was “Pink Friday” released in 2010.Her first album secured top position on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Birth, Childhood and Education
The Great hip-hop and rapper artist Onika Tanya Maraj famous with the name of Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982. Her birth place is Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. Her father name is Robert Maraj and her mother name is Carol Maraj. Due to Hot-tempered nature of Nicki’s father, she and her mother struggled a lot. Her father was also a drug addicted, works as a financial executive. Nicki and her mother Carol Maraj moved to Queens, New York when she was only five years old.
She had her early education from Clarence Witherspoon School and Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School. She got admission in admission to LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, where she learned and focused on performing art. Minaj ambition was to become an actress but she her career as an actress remained unsuccessful. When she failed to pursue a career in acting she struggled a lot to develop herself and did a lot of jobs at different offices which also include her job as a waitress.
Nicki’s Career Thriving as a Singer
Nicki’s first mixtape, Playtime is Over released in 2007, in April 2008 her second mixtape released in April 2007 with the title of Sucka Free, in the same year she achieved the award of Female Artist of the Year by the Underground Music Awards. In 2009, her famous track “I Get Crazy” remained in the top twenty songs. She produced lot of record breaking song which earned her lot of fame and she won many awards and nominations. Nicki Minaj’s most famous songs are listed below;
List of Famous Songs of Nicki Minaj
- I Get Crazy
- Beam me up Scotty
- Bed Rock
- Roger That
- Your Love
- Check it Out
- Right Thru me
- Moment for Life
- Super Bass
- Higher than a Kite
- Make me Proud
Nicki Minaj and American Idol
Minaj appeared as a judge in the twelfth season of American Idol with her three other co-judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. She had a quarrel with the Lopez and Mariah Carey. Carey claimed that Minaj gave some harsh argument about her but Minaj denied the allegation of Mariah.
Achievements and Awards
Nicki has won lot of Awards including four American Music Awards, Six BET Awards and also five BET hip-hop Awards. She has also won two MTV Video Music Awards and Two Teen Choice Awards. Besides these Awards she also made many records including the most charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, in 2013, because she had 44 entries on the Billboard that year. She became the first rapper who has won the BET Best female Hip-Hop Artist Award for four consecutive years.
Minaj believes in Jesus and she is a Christian by her belief. As she also Said that her life has been changing since her father has started attending church for rehabilitation.
She appeared in a film The Other Woman premiered in 2014. Lookin Ass and Pill n Potions are the singles released in 2014.”Anaconda” was another single of Minaj, broke the records and placed number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Nicki also got nomination for “Anaconda” as the Best Rap Song Category at the 2015 Grammy Awards.