Born Onika Tanya Maraj, popularly known as Nicki Minaj, Nicki is a Trinidadian-born American singer. She is also an actress, rapper, and songwriter. Minaj earned a major fan following after her mixtapes came out and went viral from 2007-2009. Her debut album, Pink Friday, was released in 2010 a year after she signed a contract with Young Money Entertainment. The album streamlined Minaj’s career as seven singles back-to-back ranked first on the US Billboard Hot 100. This achievement made her the first female solo artist to make such a record. Her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012) also did wonders for her career. Its lead single gained rank number five on Billboard Hot 100. Her third release was The Pinkprint in 2014. Her single, Anaconda, peaked at number two on the charts for Hot 100. She made her debut in movies in 2012 with her first, Ice Age: Continental Drift as Steffie the Woolly Mammoth. She played the role of a supporting actress in 2014’s The Other Woman, and was one of the judges in the 12th season of American Idol. Nicki Minaj became the first female artist to be included in MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List. According to The New York Times, Nicki Minaj is one of the most influential female rappers of all time. Her rap is very distinctive because of her fast flow and alter egos. She even uses different accents to add a unique touch to her raps, primarily a British cockney accent.
In April 2013, she became the most charted rapper (female) in the history of Billboard Hot 100. Minaj is also known for her fashion trends, colorful wigs, and not to forget amazing outfits she pulls off. She has even received endorsements from various brands including Adidas, Pepsi, and MAC Cosmetics. Her achievements include winning eight BET Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards, four American Music Awards, Billboard’s 2011 Rising Star award, and five Billboard Music Awards. In March, she once again made another historical achievement by becoming the first female artist to chart four songs simultaneously in the top 10 Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. On June 29, Minaj made yet another record of becoming the only artist to win the BET Award for Female Hip-Hop Artist five consecutive times. She received two Grammy nominations for ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Bang Bang’ along with Ariana Grande and Jessie J at the 2015 award ceremony. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Nicki Minaj tickets.
Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint Tour 2015
Just prior to the release of her 2014 album ‘Pinkprint’, Nicki Minaj announced that she would be undertaking the 3rd major tour in support of the album. The Pinkprint Tour kicked off in Sweden and includes 50 stops combined throughout Europe and North America. One of the highlights of the Pinkprint tour announcement was the inclusion of fellow star Trey Songs as a special guest and opening act. Pinkprint tour tickets quickly became one of the hottest selling tickets of 2015, with average ticket prices for the tour opening 24% higher than Minaj’s previous tour. One of the factors pushing Nicki Minaj ticket prices through the roof is attributed with Minaj’s success in previous tours. Together Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz will hit many top North American destinations on the Pinkprint tour, which is expected to be the largest tour of the artists career.