Trinidadian-born rapper and singer Nicki Minaj has released four studio albums, three compilation albums, three mixtapes, 117 singles (including 78 as a featured artist), and 68 promotional singles. After becoming involved with music and acting in high school in New York City, Minaj eventually picked up rapping. She was discovered by American rapper Lil Wayne and signed to Young Money Entertainment—a subdivision of Cash Money Records with distribution through Republic Records—in 2009. Minaj's first solo single, "Your Love", peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, an achievement that made Minaj the first female artist to top the chart as a solo artist since 2002. Her next three singles, "Check It Out", "Right Thru Me" and "Moment 4 Life", all peaked within the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. Minaj's debut studio album, Pink Friday, was released in November 2010, topping the US Billboard 200 and has since been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album's fifth single, "Super Bass", peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten in multiple other countries. Minaj's second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album also entered the UK Albums Chart at number one, making Minaj the highest-charting female rapper on the UK charts. The album's lead single, "Starships", peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top 10 in multiple other countries. An expanded version of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded subtitled, The Re-Up, was released in November 2012. Minaj's third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014), debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. The album's second single, "Anaconda", peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 while further singles, "Only" and "Truffle Butter", peaked within the top 20 on the chart. In 2014, Minaj shared lead credit on the single "Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Ariana Grande. The song scored Minaj her first number one in the UK and peaked at number three in the US. Minaj's fourth studio album, Queen (2018), debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2020, Minaj scored her first number-one single on the Hot 100 after featuring on the remix of Doja Cat's "Say So"; marking the first collaboration between two female rap artists to top the chart. That same year, her collaboration with 6ix9ine on the song "Trollz" debuted at number one on the Hot 100; making Minaj the second female rapper to debut atop the Hot 100, and earning Minaj her first number-one single as a lead artist.Since 2010, Minaj has accumulated 119 chart entries on the Hot 100 (including featured credits), tying her for the fifth-most entries among artists. Additionally, she has earned 19 top ten singles in her career, giving her the most among female rappers.
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