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Listen: Nicki Minaj's New Album 'Queen' Is Out Now
Nicki Minaj is back with aptly-titled Queen, her highly anticipated follow up to 2014's The Pinkprint, which included the catchy GRAMMY-nominated single "Truffle Butter." The new album features 19 tracks, four of which were released as singles leading up to the Aug. 10 release.
Many fans are excited to finally see Minaj's hard work come together, and she steps to the plate with classic Queen Nicki confidence. Starting strong on the first track, "Ganja Burns," she raps: "At least I can say I wrote every rap I spit/I put blood sweat and tears and perfected my craft."
Anticipation has been building since May when Minaj acknowledged fan speculation and announced the new album at the Met Gala, with the original release date set for June 15. Minaj had to push the date back twice due to complications stemming from a sample on one of the tracks.
Minaj has kept fans entertained during the wait, releasing several songs leading up the album drop. The latest single, "Bed," featuring GRAMMY-nominated pop princess Ariana Grande has spent the last seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.