A Grammy nominee, Nicki Minaj rose to fame shortly after signing to Young Money Entertainment in 2009. A singer-songwriter, she released her debut album, Pink Friday in the fall of 2010 to critical acclaim. Featuring guest appearances from Kanye West, Drake, Eminem, and Rihanna, it gave rise to several successful singles including, Super Bass, Moment 4 Life, Right Thru Me, Check it Out, and Your Love. Her first multi-platinum record, close to two million copies have been sold across the US.
From there, she released Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in 2012. A strong follow-up, the album reached the top of multiple US charts including the Billboard 200. A blend of dance-pop and hip-hop, it included several tracks, one of which included Starships, one of the artist’s most popular singles to date. Two years later, she dropped her third album, The Pinkprint in December 2014. Preceded by Only, Pills n Potions, and Anaconda, it earned her her second Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album in 2016. More rap than her previous records, it featured several guest artists including, Skylar Grey, Chris Brown, and Ariana Grande.
In addition to her three albums, she has also contributed to many other hit songs. For instance, she worked with Lloyd and other members of Young Money in the multi-platinum hit, BedRock in 2009. Adding to that, she’s also collaborated with Ludacris on My Chick Bad, Trey Songs on Bottoms Up, Jay Sean on 2012 (It Ain’t the End), Sean Kingston on Letting Go (Dutty Love), and Kanye West on Monster. But that’s not all- she’s also headlined multiple tours. More specifically, she has promoted each of her albums with a tour- this includes the 2012 Pink Friday Tour, the 2012 Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour, and 2015 The Pinkprint Tour.
One of the most influential people in the world according to Time Magazine, Nicki’s contributions to music have earned her dozens of awards. So far, her collection includes six American Music Awards, seven BET hip-hop Awards, eleven BET Awards, two International Dance Awards, four Billboard Awards, and three MTV Europe Music Awards, among many others. What has she been up to lately? Though she hasn’t come out with any new albums, she has released a few singles this year including, Changed It (With Lil Wayne), No Frauds (With Lil Wayne and Drake), and Regret in Your Tears. This past summer, she also held a concert at the Space Ibiza in New York.
Nicki Minaj – 2017 Facts
Onika Tanya Maraj
Occupation and Job
Singer-songwriter, rapper, occasional model
Nicki Minaj rose to fame with the success of her debut album, Pink Friday in 2010. With her subsequent projects, her popularity has only continued to soar.
Age – How Old is She?
She is currently 34 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
She was born on December 8, 1982
Place of Birth/Hometown
Nicki Minaj was born in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. As a young girl, she lived in the Saint James District before moving to The Bronx, New York.
Nicki Minaj is of mixed ancestry- she is of African American and Indo-Carribean descent
Nicki Minaj Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
She is 5’2″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
She is 157cm tall
Weight in Pounds
She currently weighs 137 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
She currently weighs 86kg
Her body measurements are 40-28-45
She wears a size 7 (US) shoe
Naturally, her eyes are dark brown. Having said that, she often wears colored contacts
Though a natural brunette, she is known for wearing wigs of different colors
Nicki Minaj’s Personal Life in 2017
Is Nicki Minaj in a Relationship?
Yes, she is currently in a relationship with fellow rapper, Nas- the two had gotten together in January 2017.
Nicki Minaj’s Boyfriends
Previous to this, she was engaged to music producer Safaree Samuels with whom she had a long-term relationship with from 2008 to 2014.
In the past, she has also been romantically involved with fellow rappers Future and Meek Mill.
She has a younger sister named Ming Maraj.
She has three brothers, Jelani Maraj, Micaiah Maraj, and Brandon Lamar.
No, she does not have any children. In her song, All Things Go however, she revealed that she had had an abortion at the age of fifteen.
An aspiring performer ever since she was young, she successfully gained entry into Laguardia High School, one of Manhattan’s well known visual and performing arts school as a teen.
Did Nick Minaj Go to College
No, she did not go to college. After graduating from high school, she worked multiple jobs while trying to launch an acting career.
At this time, we do not have any details on Nicki Minaj’s salary.
As of 2017, Nick Minaj has an estimated net worth of $70 million.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching TV shows, movies, and listening to music.
Her favorite foods include Curry Chicken, Roti, and mango
Favorite Fast Food Restaurant
Not having a family of her own
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Music Artists
Her favorite music artists include Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Lil Wayne, and Foxy Brown
Born on December 8, she is a Sagittarius
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Nicki Minaj’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Nicki Minaj’s Facebook Account
Nicki Minaj’s Twitter Username
Nicki Minaj’s Instagram Username
Nicki Minaj’s Youtube Channel
Nicki Minaj’s Snapchat Username
Nicki Minaj’s Snapchat username is @nickiminaj.
Other Interesting Facts:
- She fell pregnant after being raped at the age of fifteen
- She is good friends with Kate Upton, Mariah Carey, and Keke Wyatt
- She has a Chinese tattoo on her left arm that translates to “God you are always with me”
- She used to play the clarinet in elementary school
- She used to work at Red Lobster but as fired due to discourtesy to customers
- She is the most followed female rap artist on Twitter
- She loves shopping at costume stores