Her rapping skills caught the eyes of Lil Wayne who later worked with her for many collaborations with his mixtapes.
Minaj's first and second studio albums, Pink Friday (2010) and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), both peaked at number one on the U. Billboard 200 and produced the successful singles "Super Bass" and "Starships", respectively. Her third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014), was preceded by its second single, "Anaconda", which peaked at number two on the Hot 100 and is her highest-charting single in the U. In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol.
In 2010, Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U. Minaj was the first female artist included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List, with a New York Times editor saying that some consider her to be "the most influential female rapper of all time".
Her rapping is distinctive for its fast flow and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney.
Early in her career, Minaj was known for her colorful costumes and wigs.
Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York.
She grew up in a troubled family with a father that was a drug addict who later changed after he checked into rehab and started going to church.She is one of the most famous female rappers in the world.And Nicki Minaj sparked some speculation that she is dating one of the greatest rappers of all-time.The Ether hitmaker rocked a backwards cap, white hoodie, and platinum chain necklace featuring a large pendant.Nas - real name Nasir Jones - also posted the image along with the message: 'Straight Outta Queens!To date, Nicki has released 3 platinum selling studio albums, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and the most recent The Pinkprint See full bio on IMDb » Blac Chyna doesn't just want to be in music videos with Nicki Minaj, she wants to BE the new Nicki Minaj, and several record labels are jumping at the chance to make it happen. READ MORE Nicki Minaj couldn't care less about her 2 exes' drama over BET weekend ...