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Nicki Minaj Reveals 'Queen' Album Cover Artwork
Nicki Minaj shared the cover artwork for her upcoming fourth studio album, Queen, via social media on June 7, promising in the post's caption this is her, "greatest work to date."
The cover photo is a portrait of Minaj taken by fashion photographers Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott, showing the GRAMMY-nominated rapper adorned in Egyptian jewels posing on a tree branch in front of a fiery red background. The album's title glistens in the upper left-hand corner in elegant, gold-carved letters.
Due out Aug. 10, Queen will be Minaj's first full-length album since 2014's The Pinkprink. Minaj released two new singles from Queen simultaneously back in April, dropping videos for both "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li" together in May. "Chun-Li" peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 10.
Minaj's Twitter account is filled with various countdown clock images created by fans, further proof Queen is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. While Minaj has teased a worldwide tour in support of the new album, she has yet to announce dates. But she is slated to headline the 2018 Made In America festival in Philadelphia Sept. 1–2.
According to the tweet revealing the Queen cover artwork, pre-order of the album will begin next week.