Nicki Minaj on top of the world

Updated: July 3, 2015

There’s simply no denying it; Nicki Minaj is on top of the world, and she’s showing no signs of coming down.

Since being discovered by Lil Wayne and subsequently being signed to his Young Money Entertainment in 2009, the Trinidadian-born rapper has achieved worldwide fame, surpassed countless challenges in her industry, and produced chart-topping hits at a faster pace than her swift rapping. Some know her because of her transcendental, rapid-fire rapping style. Others are familiar with her eye-popping and vibrant fashion. Still, she is oftentimes recognized due to her red-hot attitude and fiery personality, which successfully injects a veritable punch into all of her music and live performances. The point is, over the years, Minaj has dedicated every fabric of her being to her art, and audiences around the world have embraced her efforts, and have fallen in love with this brilliant anomaly.

With chart-topping hits such as the octuple-platinum certified “Super Bass”, “Your Love”, “Moment 4 Life”, “Right By My Side”, and “Starships”, Minaj has seeped into the international consciousness, and has become recognized as the most influential female rapper of all time.

In December 2014, Minaj released her third studio album The Pinkprint, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. The album was preceded by the release of the single “Anaconda”, which became the rapper’s highest-charting tune in the U.S., and set a 24-hour Vevo record by accumulating 19.6 million views on its release date. Supported by other hits such as “Pills n Potions”, “Only” and “The Night is Still Young”, The Pinkprint is Minaj’s latest masterpiece, and will surely be immortalized as one of the most powerful rap albums in recent years.

This year, the Queen of Rap will be bringing her hugely successful Pinkprint Tour to venues such as Montreal’s Bell Centre, Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome, and Edmonton’s Rexall Place. It’s sure to be the concert of a lifetime! After all, when it comes to spitting fire, trampling the opposition, and turning heads, nobody does it like Nicki Minaj.