Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj , is a Trinidadian-American rapper, vocalist, musician, model, and actress.Born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobagoand raised in Queens, New York City, New York, she increased open acknowledgment subsequent to discharging the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009).
In the wake of marking with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Minaj discharged her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which crested at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was eventually confirmed triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was discharged in 2012 and appeared at number one out of a few nations. Minaj influenced her film to make a big appearance in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift. In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol. Minaj’s third studio album, The Pinkprint, was discharged in 2014. She along these lines assumed supporting parts in The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut(2016). Minaj discharged her fourth studio album, Queen, in 2018.
From the get-go in her profession, Minaj was known for her beautiful outfits and wigs. Her rapping is particular for its fast flow and the utilization of alter egos and emphasizes, primarily British cockney. Minaj was the primary female craftsman incorporated on MTV’s annual Hottest MC List. In 2016, Minaj was incorporated on the annual Time 100 list of the most powerful individuals in the world. As a lead craftsman, she has earned four best five passages on the Billboard Hot 100: “Super Bass” in 2011, “Starships” in 2012, and “Blast Bang” and “Boa constrictor”, both in 2014. She has the most Billboard Hot 100 passages among ladies of all kinds in the graph’s history.
All through her vocation, Minaj has gotten various honors, including 10 Grammy Award nominations, six American Music Awards, 11 BET Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and a Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award. Minaj has sold 20 million singles as a lead craftsman, 60 million singles as a highlighted craftsman, and more than five million collections around the world, making her one of the world’s smash hit music specialists.
Onika Tanya Maraj was conceived on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago.Her father, Robert Maraj, a monetary official and low maintenance gospel vocalist, is of Dougla (Afro-Trinidadian and Indo-Trinidadian) descent. Her mother, Carol Maraj, is likewise a gospel artist with Afro-Trinidadian ancestry. Carol worked in finance and bookkeeping offices amid Minaj’s youth. Minaj’s dad was dependent on liquor and different medications, and had a brutal temper, torching their home in December 1987. She has two kin.
As a little tyke, Minaj and a kin lived with her grandma in Saint James. Her mother, who had moved to The Bronx, New York to attend Monroe College, brought the family to Queens, New York when Minaj was five. By at that point, the family had a house on 147th Street. Minaj reviewed, “I don’t think I had a great deal of teach in my family unit. My mother propelled me, however it was anything but a strict family. I sort of needed a strict household.” Minaj effectively tried out for confirmation to LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, New York, which centers around visual and performing arts. After graduation, Minaj needed to end up a performer, and she was thrown in the Off-Broadway play In Case You Forget in 2001.
At 19 years old, as she battled with her acting profession, she filled in as a server at a Red Lobster in the Bronx, yet was terminated for impoliteness to customers. She said she was let go from “no less than 15 employments” for comparable reasons.