1. A Nicki Minaj Birthday Card, from Billboard.com

    December 08, 2012 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Happy 30th birthday, Nicki Minaj! Here's a look back at your awesome year. As Nicki Minaj celebrates her 30th birthday on Dec. 8, we take a moment to look back at her 29th year. Dear Nicki Minaj , It's been a whirlwind year for you. From t ...

  2. Nicki Minaj Expects Lukewarm Sales of 'The Re-Up' Album

    November 26, 2012 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj 's last album was certified platinum, but she has more modest expectations for her latest effort. "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up," an expanded version of her sophomore disc, was released Nov. 19, but Minaj says ...

  3. Nicki Minaj Gets Religious in 'Freedom' Video: Watch

    November 19, 2012 10:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj 's new song takes a biblical view on haters. "They'll never thank me for opening doors but they ain't even thank Jesus when he died on the cross/'cause your spirit is ungrateful, bitches is so hateful," she ...

  4. Nicki Minaj on Possible Reality Show: 'I'll See How Overwhelming It Is'

    November 05, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The first of three Nicki Minaj specials premiered Nov. 4 on E!, beginning a countdown to the Nov. 17 release of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up." Minaj and her publicists won't address anything related to her work on "Amer ...

  5. Nicki Minaj 'The Re-Up' Track List: Lil Wayne, Ciara Featured

    November 02, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj has claimed the month of November as her own. As the release date of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up," quickly approaches, the singer-rapstress reveals the album's track list via iTunes . The double-disc project ...

  6. Nicki Minaj Announces E! Reality Series Premiere Date, Debuts 'Va Va Voom' Video

    October 29, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Nicki Minaj makes her TV debut on 'American Idol,' her Barbz will get to see the rapstress up close and personal on her E! three-episode series, "Nicki Minaj: My Truth." We watched the REUP DVD and the 1st episode of the E ...

  7. Nicki Minaj Debuts Video For Cassie-Assisted Song 'The Boys': Watch

    October 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj wouldn't be Nicki Minaj if she didn't paint the town bubble gum pink. In the video for her newest single, "The Boys," Nicki and Cassie drive the boys wet and wild as they click their heels from the hair salon to their ...

  8. Nicki Minaj Reveals 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up' Album Cover

    October 11, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just a few minutes after Rihanna tweeted her "Unapologetic" album cover, Nicki Minaj also took to Twitter to reveal the album cover to "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up." Rihanna Announces 'Unapologetic Album, Debuts ...

  9. Nicki Minaj Announces 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up' Release Date

    October 10, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 As artists continue to chime in on her reported feud with Mariah Carey , Nicki Minaj stays focused on herself. Today (Oct. 10), the Young Money rapstress announced that she will be releasing "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up" on Nov ...

  10. Nicki Minaj Debuts Cassie-Assisted Song 'The Boys': Listen

    September 13, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 A week after announcing the November release of the repackaged album, "Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up," Nicki Minaj debuts the first single from the album titled, "The Boys." "You get high/ Love a bunch of girls/ And ...

  11. Nicki Minaj to Re-Release 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' in November

    September 07, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aside from embarking on a fall International 'Pink Friday: RELOADED Tour,' Nicki Minaj is set to repackage and re-release her album, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,' in November. Nicki Minaj Announces Fall International 'Pink ...

  12. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Conquers Yet Another Radio Format, Hitting No. 1 on Adult Contemporary

    August 09, 2012 6:43 PM EDT As previously reported Carly Rae Jepsen leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week with "Call Me Maybe." With yet another week atop the Hot 100 podium, the song passes the chart's prior champ, Gotye's "Somebody That I Us ...

  13. Business Matters: How Extensive Pre-Sales Can Help Indie Albums to Top 40 Debuts

    July 02, 2012 5:29 PM EDT Extensive Pre-Sales Can Help Indie Albums Chart Higher Than Major Releases Fan-funding platforms can now put independent albums high up the U.K. album chart. Whether or not that's a good thing is up for debate. Take the example of Ginger Wild ...

  14. Teyana Taylor Signs to G.O.O.D. Music

    May 14, 2012 5:46 PM EDT Teyana Taylor, better known to most music fans as the voice behind some of the hooks on Kanye West's Grammy-winning album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , will again be linking up with Mr. West after signing to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint, ...

  15. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Debuts At No. 1 With Best Country Sales In Months

    May 09, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Carrie Underwood easily trounces the competition this week as her fourth album, Blown Away , debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 267,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week for a country album since the Oct. 1 ...

  16. Jack White Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Jack White visits the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his debut solo set, Blunderbuss , arrives with 138,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rocker's first No. 1 in any form -- he missed the t ...

  17. Pepsi Teams With Nicki Minaj, Preps Michael Jackson Project With Diplo, A-Trak

    May 01, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Pepsi has unveiled a new multiyear global marketing campaign, complete with a new tagline -- "Live for Now" -- and commercials featuring the biggest names in music. First up in the campaign is Nicki Minaj, whose 2010 single "Moment ...

  18. Jack White Knocks Adele Off Top of UK Album Charts

    April 30, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Jack White's first solo album Blunderbuss replaced his XL Recordings labelmate Adele's 21 at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" (Interscope/Universal) withstood the lates ...

  19. The Wanted, Lee Brice, Kip Moore Heading For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    April 27, 2012 8:43 PM EDT It seems a foregone conclusion that Jack White will score his first No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 with Blunderbuss , while the top 10 could see arrivals from the Wanted, Lee Brice and Kip Moore. Jack White Set for First No. 1 Album In ...

  20. Adele Beats Jason Mraz on UK Album Charts in Photo Finish; Carlie Ray Jepsen Has Top Single

    April 23, 2012 8:23 AM EDT In a photo-finish, Adele's 21 narrowly withstands the challenge of Jason Mraz' Love Is A Four Letter Word to keep the U.K. album chart crown. On the singles survey, Carlie Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" beat off Parlophone/E ...

  21. Train, Future Set For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    April 20, 2012 9:14 PM EDT While Jason Mraz and Lionel Richie are still duking it out for No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, rock band Train and rapper Future are headed for the top 10. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Album Hits No. 1 On Billboard ...

  22. Nicki Minaj Launching Perfume This Fall

    April 17, 2012 6:55 PM EDT Nicki Minaj will be the latest pop star to hit the fragrance market, according to WWD. The "Beez in the Trap" rapper will debut her scene this fall, with help from Give Back Brands LLC, who also worked on Justin Bieber's fragrance, ...

  23. Monica, Bonnie Raitt and Counting Crows Aiming High on Billboard 200

    April 13, 2012 5:49 PM EDT R&B singer Monica is heading for her fifth straight top 10 album, as New Life is aiming to sell around 60,000 by week's end on Sunday, April 15, according to industry sources. That figure might be enough to give her a top five placing on ...

  24. Are Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga in 'Completely Different Lanes' Stylistically? Charts Say Not Really

    April 13, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Fans have clearly gone gaga over Nicki Minaj's new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded , which storms the Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums at No. 1 this week with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Min ...

  25. Calvin Harris Is Done Singing Lead, Despite Solo Hits

    April 13, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meet the Man Behind Rihanna's Smash Single, 'We Found Love' Calvin Harris may never sing lead again. "It's a shame, in a way," the Scottish-born producer/singer/songwriter says, calling in after DJ'ing to a jam-pac ...

  26. Lil Wayne Inks Four-Album Deal With Cash Money

    April 13, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album deal with Cash Money ...

  27. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez + Pitbull, Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown, More Collabos Make Waves

    April 12, 2012 6:46 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, making history as the first song to log six weeks of at least 300,000 in digital sales, ...

  28. Lil Wayne Signs New Four-Album Cash Money Deal

    April 12, 2012 1:19 PM EDT Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album deal with Cash Mon ...

  29. Nicki Minaj Teams With Nokia For Times Square Event, 'Starships' Remix

    April 06, 2012 6:19 PM EDT Just three days after releasing her anticipated sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded , Nicki Minaj took over Times Square Friday night for a live performance and remix of current single "Starships." The event was hosted by Nokia i ...

  30. Nicki Minaj Reveals 'Roman' Track List, Announces European Tour

    March 19, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 After tapping artists like Rihanna , Eminem , Will.i.am and Kanye West for her 2010 debut "Pink Friday," Nicki Minaj revealed a guest-heavy track list for her highly anticipated sophomore disc, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," last ...

  31. Nicki Minaj to Preview New Song at Grammys, Perform at NBA All-Star Game

    February 07, 2012 6:44 PM EST Ballers want to be rappers, and rappers want to be ballers. With her second studio album set for this April, hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj has announced a wave of news, including her next single, Grammy plans, and a performance at the 2012 NBA All-Star ...

  32. Nicki Minaj Tops Eminem as Twitter's Most-Followed Hip Hop Artist

    January 09, 2012 5:00 PM EST Nicki Minaj, Billboard's Rising Star of 2011 , has set a new record: most-followed hip hop artist on Twitter. The rapper's reach -- 8,276,598 followers as of Monday afternoon -- outranks that of fellow superstar Eminem, who's got 8, ...

  33. Is Nicki Minaj Throwing Shots at Lil Kim on 'Stupid Hoe' Single?

    December 20, 2011 3:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after dropping "Roman in Moscow," the first single off "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" (Feb. 14), Nicki Minaj 's alter ego Roman Zolanski returns to fires shots on her newest song, " Stupid Hoe ." "Bit ...

  34. Nick Minaj Debuts New Single 'Roman in Moscow'

    December 02, 2011 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 On the same day she accepts Billboard's Women in Music 2011 'Rising Star' Award (Dec. 2), Nicki Minaj drops her first single, "Roman in Moscow," off her sophomore album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" (Feb. 14). Nic ...

  35. Nicki Minaj to Drop 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' on Valentine's Day

    November 23, 2011 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj , just named Billboard's Rising Star for 2011, announced on Tuesday night (Nov. 22) that she'll release an album on Feb. 14, titled "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded." "Heeeee's baaaacccckkkkk," she wrote on ...