Onika Tanya Maraj known professionally as Nicki Minaj is an American singer, actress, rapper and songwriter born on December 8, 1982. After graduation, Minaj decided to pursue her career in acting and was as well casted in the play In Case You Forget in 2001. But when Nicki failed to take off her acting career she began working in different places such as an administrative assistant and waitress. In 2007, she rose to prominence as a singer with the release of her first mixtape called Playtime is Over. A year later, Minaj released her second mixtape named Sucka Free which also earned positive reviews and she bestowed with Female Artist of the Year in the Underground Music Awards 2008. Beam Me Up Scotty was her third mixtape released in 2009 after which she gained critical acclaim as a musician. But the breakthrough in her career came with the release of her debut album Pink Friday in 2010 which peaked at the top position on the U.S. Billboard. This album produced numerous hit singles including Your Love, Check It Out and Super Bass.
Afterwards, Nicki released two more hit albums named Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and The Pinkprint in 2012 and 2014 included several successful singles. In 2013, she was given the responsibility of a major judge in the American Idol season twelfth. The accolades which she won in her career included two MTV Video Music Awards, four American Music Awards and five Billboard Music Awards. In addition to that, Minaj as well starred in different films being an actress such as Ice Age: Continental Drift and The Other Woman. Minaj is also recognized as style icon and always captured media attentions with her unique costumes, wigs and cosmetics. As for her personal life, Nicki Minaj ended up her relationship with her long time boy friend Safaree Samuels and later on in early 2015 she started dating rapper Meek Mill.
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Nicki Minaj Personal Details:
Complete Name: Onika Tanya Maraj
Nicknames: Nicki The Harujuku Barbie, Nicki The Ninja, Nicki Minaj
Date of Birth: December 8, 1982
Birthplace: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
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Father Name: Robert Maraj (Financial Executive)
Mother Name: Carol Maraj
Siblings Name: Ming Maraj (Sister), Micaiah Maraj (Brother), Brandon Lamar (Brother), Jelani Maraj (Brother),
Spouse Name: Unmarried
Children Name: None
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Nicki Minaj Interesting Facts:
- Pink is her favorite color.
- Her influences include Cyndi Lauper and Jadakiss.
- Nicki was 12 years old, when she wrote her first rap song.
- She actually doesn’t like her stage name “Nicki Minaj”.
- Nicki Minaj was fired from her waitress job at a restaurant because of her discourtesy to customers.
- She is the first ever female solo artist to have 7 single charting on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 Chart simultaneously.