Nicki Minaj is a rapper, singer-songwriter, voice actress and television personality.
Minaj’s artistry features fast-paced rapping, alter egos and accents, notably British cockney. Her outlandish and colorful costumes, wigs and clothing have given her recognition as a fashion icon. She featured as a voice actress in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, is currently serving as a judge on American Idol and has endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics, and Pepsi. Minaj’s work has earned her six BET Awards, four American Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards, an EMA and Billboard’s 2011 Rising Star. She is the first female artist included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, with The New York Times suggesting that some consider her “the most influential female rapper of all time.” The Source named Minaj the Woman Of The Year for 2012.
Minaj has signed contracts with a variety of corporate interests and manufacturing companies. Minaj created her own app titled after her official website “MyPinkFriday” which featured her self-created slang dictionary the “Nictionary” for Android and iPhone users in 2010. In April 2011, she helped launch Casio’s TRYX digital camera in Times Square, along with The Roots. In April of 2012 Minaj launched the Nokia Lumia 900 in Times Square followed by a performance of “Starships,” “Super Bass,” and “Right by My Side.” Minaj contracted an promotional deal with Pepsi in February 2012, in which she appeared in a commercial, which was shot in Argentina for the global LiveForNow campaign, and internet advertisements. The commercial featured a remix of “Moment 4 Life.” In December 2011, Mattel produced a custom Nicki Minaj-themed Barbie to be auctioned on charitybuzz and was valued at an estimate of $US15,000 dollars.
MAC Cosmetics collaborated with Minaj on many business ventures, such as a limited edition lipstick called Pink 4 Friday that went on sale for four consecutive Fridays starting November 26, 2010 to promote the release of Pink Friday, and also as part of the Viva Glam campaign with Ricky Martin in Latin America, which has raised $US270 million dollars for MAC AIDS Fund. In December 2012, Minaj announced her “solo” VivaGlam campaign on a new lavender shade lipstick with MAC called “Viva Glam Nicki II”, that will launch in February 2013. Minaj has collaborated with OPI Products on a six-piece nail polish collection with colors named after her songs.
With designer Jeremy Scott, Minaj signed an endorsement deal with Adidas’ fall and winter 2012 campaign to appear in Internet advertisements and commercials for Adidas Originals. The ad was filmed in a disclosed location in Brooklyn, also featuring Big Sean, Derrick Rose, Sky Ferreira and 2NE1, all around the world wearing Adidas attire. The commercial used Minaj’s song “Masquerade” as the theme song for the ad. Minaj plans to launch her own clothing line in 2013, and described it as “Harajuku Barbie.” Minaj’s line includes fashion, accessories, and houseware, announced January 2013 with Adam Levine on the same contract, that it would be sold in mass retail stores such as WalMart and Target. Minaj’s clothing line will be exclusively sold at K-Mart, announced January 2013. Minaj revealed via Twitter that she is working on two books. Minaj has teamed up with Give Back Brands to launch her new fragrance “Pink Friday” in September 2012, which will be sold under exclusive license to Macy’s in the United States and Elizabeth Arden internationally. Minaj’s single “Super Bass” was featured on the Just Dance 4 video game that was released October 2012.
How Nicki Minaj Made Her Money – Music
Estimated Net Worth: $22 Million
Birthday: December, 8th