"Looking back now, I love that I was pushed to reinvent myself, because when I sit back and I really look, I need hip-hop, and hip-hop needs me."

  • Born Onika Tanya Maraj on Dec. 8, 1982, in St. James, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nicki Minaj's first solo album, Pink Friday, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned five Top 40 singles: "Your Love," "Check It Out," "Right Thru Me," "Moment 4 Life," and "Fly."
  • At the 53rd GRAMMYs, Minaj received her first GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap Performance for "My Chick Bad," a collaboration with Ludacris. She made her GRAMMY stage debut the following year, performing a medley that included "Roman Holiday."
  • In 2011 Mattel made a one-of-a-kind Nicki Minaj-inspired Barbie doll, which was auctioned to benefit Project Angel Food, an organization providing food for men, women and children affected by HIV and AIDS.


Nicki Minaj

"Looking back now, I love that I was pushed to reinvent myself, because when I sit back and I really look, I need hip-hop, and hip-hop needs me."

  • Born Onika Tanya Maraj on Dec. 8, 1982, in St. James, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nicki Minaj's first solo album, Pink Friday, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned five Top 40 singles: "Your Love," "Check It Out," "Right Thru Me," "Moment 4 Life," and "Fly."
  • At the 53rd GRAMMYs, Minaj received her first GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap Performance for "My Chick Bad," a collaboration with Ludacris. She made her GRAMMY stage debut the following year, performing a medley that included "Roman Holiday."
  • In 2011 Mattel made a one-of-a-kind Nicki Minaj-inspired Barbie doll, which was auctioned to benefit Project Angel Food, an organization providing food for men, women and children affected by HIV and AIDS.


GRAMMY Award Results for Nicki Minaj

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Nominations
Best Rap Performance
Truffle Butter
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Only
Best Rap Album
The Pinkprint
 
Nominations
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Bang Bang
Best Rap Song
Anaconda
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Loud
Best New Artist
Best Rap Performance
Moment 4 Life
Best Rap Album
Pink Friday
 
Nominations
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
My Chick Bad