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Nicki Minaj The First Female Artist Of The Year At The Underground Music Awards

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj ( / mɪ

ˈnɑːʒ/ ), is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and model. [3][4] Born in the

Saint James district of Port of Spain and raised in the Queens borough of New York City, she gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009).

Early in her career, Minaj was known for her colorful costumes and wigs, her distinct flow, and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily

British cockney . [5] After signing with Lil Wayne 's

Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US

Billboard 200 chart and was certified triple

platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). [6] The album yielded Minaj's first Billboard Hot 100 top-five single, " Super Bass ".


Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American rapper, model, actress, and R&B singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $80 million. Minaj was discovered by fellow American rapper, Lil Wayne. She has won more than 100 notable awards including six American Music Awards, 10 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. She has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards. Minaj was discovered by fellow American rapper, Lil Wayne, and soon after signed a deal with his Young Money Entertainment record label and management firm. Minaj released her first mixtape Playtime Is Over in 2007. She released a number of mixtapes after this, including Sucka Free in 2008. Minaj won the Female Artist of the Year award at the Underground Music Awards in 2008. In 2009 Minaj appeared in XXL magazine and released her third mixtape. Minaj released another mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, in 2009

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