Nicki Minaj Pushes Album Release Date To August
According to Billboard, rapper Nicki Minaj took to Instagram Live today to announce that she is pushing the release date of her forthcoming album to August 10. The album was initially announced to be released next month.
During the Instagram live, Minaj said ""The album itself I think I want to put out on August 10. I want to put out my second single, which I'm really, really excited about, and I want to now start an official countdown."
She then confirmed the date on Twitter. Check out the tweet here:
Read more about it from Billboard here!
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. She gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over, Sucka Free, and Beam Me Up Scotty. After signing with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one in several countries. Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, followed by supporting roles in The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016). In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol. Her third studio album, The Pinkprint, was released in 2014.
Throughout her career, Minaj has received numerous accolades, including six American Music Awards, eleven BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, a Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award, and ten Grammy Award nominations. She has the most Billboard Hot 100 entries among women of all genres in the chart's history. Minaj has sold 20 million singles as a lead artist, 60 million singles as a featured artist, and over five million albums worldwide making her one of the world's best-selling artists.