2011 was a massive year for Nicki Minaj and 2012 doesn’t seem set to slow her ascension to super-stardom; Australian fans have an opportunity to share that rise with her when she plays the Australian Pink Friday Tour dates in May.
No-one can argue that Nicki Minaj is the biggest breakthrough artist of 2011 and one of the hottest artists on the planet at the moment. Her debut album Pink Friday is a multiplatinum selling album that boasts the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history, she is also the first artist to simultaneously have 7 singles on the Billboard HOT 100 chart.
Cris-crossing the US Nicki Minaj played to massive sell-out audiences as she toured with friend and mentor Lil Wayne on the sold-out ‘I Am Music II’ tour which she followed up with a special guest spot on Britney Spears US tour.
To top off a year of such major succeseses Minaj also won Best Hip Hop Video at the 2011 Video Music Awards, Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Album and favourite Rap/Hip Hop Artist at the 2011 American Music Awards and was nominated for three Grammys: best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album.
The new album ‘Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded’ is released on April 2 and features the brand new single ‘Starships’ which was produced by RedOne, the multiple Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter. Starships is certainly in quality company with his 35 international hit singles – 18 of which were #1’s for stars like Lady Gaga, Usher, Mary J Blige and Jennife Lopez. This is a single that screams Gold accreditation with its heavy synths and infectious chorus, this is a track headed to the clubscene.
Nicki Minaj has sold 3 million albums globally, has collected 15 million Facebook likes and 8.5 million Twitter followers and those are numbers that are rising steadily every day which is going to make for an even bigger 2012 for the star.
Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded goes on sale to the general public on April 2nd – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in first!
Australian fans have been offered an extra special bonus, the opportunity to pre-order the hot new album ‘Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded’ when purchasing concert tickets. This is going to make for some very happy fans, find the rest of the details when you log on to: www.ticketek.com.au
Tickets on Sale FRIDAY MARCH 30 through Ticketek
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