Nicki Minaj’s Queen Cover was released by Queen. The portrait was taken by photographers Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott. The album is set to drop on August 8. It will be the fourth studio album and her first album release since “The Pinkprint” in 2014, which received praise from fans and critics alike as well as certified platinum status twice by the Recording Industry Association of America. She has already released two singles from the album, “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li,” the latter of which peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Let’s get into the details.
Whole Is Nicki Minhaj?
She is an American rapper known for her singles ‘Super Bass’ and ‘Anaconda’ and her acting appearances in ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ and ‘The Other Woman.
She started creating mixtapes at an early age in her childhood. She is some of which went on to be featured in ‘XXL’ – a hip-hop magazine.
In 2008, she was awarded Female Artist of the Year by the Underground Music Awards. In the same year, she released a mix tape entitled ‘Beam Me Up Scotty, which was received well by critics at BET and MTV.
In April 2010, she released her debut single, ‘Massive Attack’, which Sean Garrett produced, and features the single with Alex Da Kid. A music video was made, directed by Hype Williams.
Minaj officially announced that her debut album was entitled ‘Pink Friday’ soon after, and the album was set for release in November 2010.
‘Massive Attack’ may have been Minaj’s debut single, but the first single for her debut album was ‘Your Love’, which peaked at number 14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. A month beforehand, Minaj became the first female rapper to have seven songs on the Billboard 200 list.
In the following year, ‘Pink Friday’ was released, debuting at the number two spot on Billboard’s 200 lists, before later making it to the number one spot. Minaj used the name of her alter-ego, Roman Zolanski, in her second studio album. ‘The Pink Print: Roman Reloaded’, was released on April 2, 2012, and debuted at the number one spot on Billboard’s 200.
On December 12, 2014, She released ‘The Pinkprint, which once again debuted at the number two spot on Billboard’s 200.
The album generally received positive reviews, with many critics stating that it was Minaj’s best album. Other critics cited the more vulnerable portions of the album as a tremendous let-down. Minaj then revealed that she planned to begin a promotional tour in support of the album in March 2015.
She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, to parents of African and Indian descent. She became a Christian after her father attended rehab and became one himself. She has also been cited as a supposed bisexual, however, she has revealed that she does not wish to be labeled and instead wants to make the hip-hop community more welcoming of non-heterosexual people.