The Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and model Nicki Minaj rose to fame with her studio albums Pink Friday (2010) and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012). Both the albums reached the top spots on US Billboard 200, thus skyrocketing her popularity and fame. She became a successful solo artist in a short of time, creating a name for herself in the world of music. Known for her bold fashion statements, the stunning beauty has won several accolades, including six American Music Awards, eleven BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards. She is unstoppable continuing to wow audiences with her chart-busting tracks and the best-selling female rapper of all time, having sold 20 million singles as a lead artist, 60 million singles as a featured artist, and over five million albums worldwide.
Take a look at this biography that profiles detailed information about her childhood, career, personal life, family, height, weight, vital stats, achievements, net worth and fun facts.
Nicki Minaj Biography
Onika Tanya Maraj
Nicki Lewinski, The Harajuku Barbie, Nicki The Ninja, Nicki The Harajuku Barbie
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Model
Birthday / Date of Birth
Nicki Minaj was born on 8 December 1982, in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago.
She’s currently 35 years old.
Nicki attended Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School and graduated from LaGuardia High School where she learned singing.
She has African and Asian Indian ancestry.
- Father – Robert Maraj (Financial Executive)
- Mother – Carol Maraj
- Siblings – Brandon Lamar (Brother), Micaiah Maraj (Brother), Jelani Maraj (Brother), Ming Maraj (Sister)
Currently, Nicki Minaj is dating fellow rapper, Nas from January 2017. Previously, she dated another rapper Meek mill from 2015 to 2017. She broke off her relationship with him on January 7,2017.
Past to that, she had romantically been linked with Safaree Samuels. The couple ended their relationship after being together for 14 years.
- In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
- In centimeters – 157 cm
- In meters – 1.57 m
- In Kilograms – 62 kg
- In Pounds – 137 lbs
- Measurements – 40-28-45
- Bust – 40 inches
- Waist – 28 inches
- Hip – 45 inches
- Bra Size – 34F
She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 10 (US).
Nicki Minaj released her debut studio album entitled “Pink Friday” on November 19, 2010, which debuted at number-two on the US Billboard 200.Two years later, she released her second album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”. The album was well received with the likes of “Starships” and “Pound the Alarm” and was certified platinum album. The lead single, “Anaconda” from her third album, The Pinkprint (2014), peaked at number two on the Hot 100 and is her highest-charting single in the U.S. to date.
She has so far released three studio albums, three compilation albums, three mixtapes, ninety singles, and thirteen promotional singles.
Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, where she gave voice for the character of Steffie, followed by supporting roles in The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016).
In 2010, she made a cameo appearance on the TV show, My Super Sweet 16. In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol. Over the years, she has appeared on various television shows and series like Saturday Night Live, Steven Universe, Americas Next Top Model and Steven Universe, among others.
Nicki has been affiliated with numerous brand and products throughout her career, including MAC Cosmetics, OPI Products, Nokia Lumia 900, Pepsi, Adidas Originals, Kmart, and Beats Electronics.
Nicki Minaj Favorites
- Favorite Food – Popeyes Chicken, Boneless Stew Chicken, Kit Kats and Twix
- Favorite Color – Pink
- Favorite Accessories – Costume Stores
- Favorite Movies – Gladiator, Set It Off
Nicki Minaj Net worth
Minaj has an estimated net worth of $80 million US dollars as of 2017. She struggled all along the way to get to where she has reached today. She did several odd jobs to support her tuition fees make her ends meet. By giving a string of mind-blogging singles and albums, she raked in with tons of money that results from her music sales, endorsements, world tours, film and TV appearances, and business endeavors.
She has her own range of perfumes with the most popular ones like Pink Friday, Majesty , and Trini Girl. Besides, she had partnered with leading brands for their exclusive line of products, mostly pink themed products.
She lives in a luxurious Malibu Monster House, which is valued at $11.8 million with numerous bedrooms and fireplaces and five garages. Minaj also has a trio of cars (Range Rover, Bentley Continental GT, and Lamborghini Aventador) splashed in pink.
Social Media Profiles
Nicki is one of the few celebrities to have amassed a massive amount of following on social media with more than 84.8 million followers on Instagram, 40 followers on Facebook and 21.2 million followers on Twitter, as of November 2017. And of course, not to mention her massive following on her self-titled YouTube channel .
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nickiminaj/
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/nickiminaj/
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/nickiminaj
Nicki Minaj Facts
Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
She was the first female artist included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List.
In 2016, Minaj was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
She has the most Billboard Hot 100 entries for a female artist in the chart’s history, while being ninth overall.
She was the recipient of Billboard’s Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award.
Minaj has a tattoo in Chinese characters on her left arm, which means “God is always with you.”
Though, her hair color is naturally black, she wears wigs of different colors.
Minaj is the only woman to be featured on the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list.