Shine Years & Years
During 2007 and 2009, Minaj released a series of mixtape, gaining worldwide attention, which lead her to being signed later that year. She has a distinctive rapping, as well as her colourful costumes and wigs. Nicki also made her film debut in 2012 when she voiced a character in 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'.
Did you know?
Nicki used to rap in a quartet called 'The Hoodstars'.
She named some of her biggest musical influences as Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Jay Z and Lil’ Wayne.
In 2011, A Nicki Minaj inspired Barbie doll was released by Mattel.
First Single: 'Massive Attack' feat. Sean Garrett
Nicki Minaj Discography: 'Pink Friday' (2010), 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' (2012) and 'The Pinkprint' (2014)