Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj's album, Pink Friday, topped the charts on the strength of singles such as "Your Love" and "Moment 4 Life" (a duet with Drake), and earned Grammy nominations as one of the best rap records of 2010. Born in Trinidad, Nick Minaj grew up in New York and started out as an actress (under her real name, Onika Tanya Maraj) before going into music. She released her own tapes beginning in 2007, eventually landing a record deal in 2009. With an assist from Lil Wayne, with whom she recorded th More »
Name at Birth: Onika Tanya Maraj
Born: December 8, 1982 (Saint James, Trinidad)