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Nicki Minaj

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
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Full Name: Onika Tanya Maraj
Profession: Rapper & Singer

Biography: Minaj lived with grandmother in Trinidad until the age of 5, when she and her brother re-joined their parents in Queens, New York City. She graduated from Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, in Manhattan.

Minaj has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Behind only Taylor Swift, Minaj is the female artist with the second-most entries on the Hot 100 (including solo and features), accumulating over 100 chart entries. Her nineteen top 10 singles are the most for any female rapper.

She has won many awards, including: 8 American Music Awards; 12 BET Awards; 5 MTV Awards; 4 Billboard Music Awards; and a Brit Award. Billboard ranked her as No. 7 in their Top 10 Female Artists of the 2010's, as well as the No. 1 female rapper.

Born: December 8, 1982
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Age: 39 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 2019-10-21 American rapper-singer Nicki Minaj (35) weds childhood friend Kenneth "Zoo" Petty

Historical Events

  • 2010-11-22 Trinidadian-born American rapper Nicki Minaj's debut album "Pink Friday" released
  • 2011-02-09 Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" album reaches number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart
  • 2012-09-06 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win
  • 2018-09-07 Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj come to physical blows at a New York Fashion event
  • 2021-09-13 Nicki Minaj tweets misinformation about vaccines making men impotent, forcing prominent officials to publicly debunk it, including Antony Fauci and the Health Minister of Trinidad