New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ K&K Public Relations) - Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown recording artist Nicki Minaj
is set to electrify pop culture with her highly anticipated solo debut album, PINK FRIDAY, on November 22nd.
The album drops as Nicki Minaj's current single, 'Right Thru Me,' makes waves on the charts.
PINK FRIDAY combines Nicki Minaj's capacity for creativity, an innate sense of artistry, and a ferocious set of skills. Her lyrical prowess is apparent, as she goes head-to-head with Eminem
on 'Roman's Revenge.'
Nicki also joins forces with Rihanna on 'Fly' and Will.I.Am on the futuristic 'Check It Out,' the show-stealing single they performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Young Money label-mate Drake matches wits with Nicki Minaj on 'Moment 4 Life,' Kanye West makes a hefty impression on 'Blazin',' and Nicki teams up with Brit pop star Natasha Beddingfield for the furtive 'Last Chance.'
Producers Swizz Beatz, Mr. Bangledesh, J.R. Rotem, and Will.I.Am provide the backdrop of beats for Nicki's dazzling array of vocals. Nicki Minaj's imaginative personalities: including Nicki Lewinsky, Nicki the Ninja, Nicki the Harajuku Barbie, and Nicki the Boss: find their way to the microphone as fantastical creation's of Nicki Minaj's mind. She's a rapper on a mission to enchant, entertain, and ultimately stun her fans, who can show their support forNicki by uploading her album artwork and turning their Facebook home page Pink.
In celebration of the release of PINK FRIDAY, M.A.C Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj are collaborating on a new limited edition M.A.C Lipstick called Pink Friday. This exclusive shade, personally designed by Nicki, will be available for purchase online only in North America, France, Germany, and the UK. For more information or to purchase, fans can go to maccosmetics.com/pink4friday starting Monday, November 22nd.
On the eve of the release of PINK FRIDAY, Nicki Minaj was a presenter at the American Music Awards on November 21st and she will appear on a special episode of BET's 106 & Park called 106 & Pink Friday on November 22nd. The entire studio audience will be clad in pink, the customized set will feature a pink couch and a pink stage, and the winner of Nicki's Biggest Fan Barbie Make-Over Contest will be announced. On November 23rd, Fuse TV will present a Nicki Minaj takeover, featuring interviews with Nicki, along with her many memorable music video highlights. Nicki will perform at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on November 25th and she will be featured on VH1 Diva's Live: Salute to the Troops, along with Keri Hilson, Katy Perry, and Kathy Griffin, performing for over 25,000 troops at Miramar Army base in San Diego, which airs on Sunday, December 5th. MTV will air an in-depth documentary on Nicki on Sunday, November 28th and she is the first 'femcee' to ever score a ranking on MTV's highly regarded 'Hottest MC's Top 10 List.' Also on Monday, November 29th, Nicki will perform on Live with Regis & Kelly, as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Few artists can lay claim on superstardom before the release of their first album, but Nicki Minaj is no ordinary rapper. Nicki's first single 'Your Love' hit number one on the Billboard rap charts, a feat last achieved by a female hip-hop artist in 2003. She's still wowing fans with her fiery verse on Kanye West's'Monster,' also featuring Jay-Z. Nicki Minaj also added a potent feminine touch to Ludacris' radio and club smash 'My Chick Bad,' and her infectious, standout appearances alongside Lil Wayne ('Knockout'), Usher ('Lil Freak'), Trey Songz ('Bottoms Up'), Robin Thicke ('Shakin' It 4 Daddy,'), Sean Kingston ('Letting Go'), Christina Aguilera ('WooHoo'), among many others, and as a member Young Money have catapulted the Queens, New York entertainer to the top of the game. Nicki Minaj hosted BET's Rip the Runway 2010 and pulled in the highest ratings ever for the show, setting the stage for a performance on the 2010 BET Awards where she took home trophies for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, and for Best Group as a key member of the supergroup Young Money.