Hailing from Queens in New York, Onika “Nicki” Tanya Maraj signed with Young Money Entertainment in 2009. Her debut release, “Pink Friday”, featured hits like ‘Super Bass’, ‘Massive Attack’ and ‘Moment for Life’, which made audiences sit up and listen to her slick rhymes.
The American artist Nicki Minaj released her third studio album, “The Pinkprint” on December 12, 2014 by Young Money entertainment, Cash Money records and Republic Records. The Pinkprint album was influenced by her traditional hip hop beginnings. The queen of hip hop recently made history by being the first female to instantaneously conquer the four top 10 spots on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart.
To date, the global superstar has sold over 50 million singles and 5 million albums worldwide. Accompanying this, Nicki received 10 Grammy Award nominations for ‘Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group’ for her single “My Chick Bad” featuring rapper Ludacris, ‘Best New Artist’, ‘Best Rap Album’ for her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ and also received a nomination for ‘Best Rap Album’ for ‘The Pinkprint’. Nicki Minaj also won multiple awards including 6 American Music Awards, 10 BET awards, 7 BET Hip Hop awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 3 MTV Europe Music Awards, 2 People’s Choice Awards, 1 Soul Train Music Award, 4 Teen Choice Awards and was the recipient of the 2011 Rising Star award for the Billboard’s Women in Music.
Nicki Minaj will be heading to South Africa for her international “The Pinkprint” tour in March 2016. Nicki Minaj will be performing live at the Ticket Pro Dome in Johannesburg on 17th March 2016, Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in 20th March 2016 and at the Grand West Arena in Cape Town in 22 March 2016.