After two months of release, “Woman Like Me” – the opening single for the 5th studio album Little Mix featuring Nicki Minaj has reached 100 million views on Youtube. This is Little Mix’s 13th MV and Nicki Minaj’s 46th MV to reach this milestone.
Up to now, Nicki Minaj is the female singer with the most MVs exceeding 100 million views in the world. In July this year, she equaled Rihanna’s record of 43 MVs with more than 100 million views with the MV “FEFE” in collaboration with rapper 6ix9ine.
In addition to the above achievements, Nicki Minaj is also the first female artist to appear 100 times on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. All of Minaj’s 100 appearances took place in this decade. She first appeared on the chart when she collaborated with Lil Wayne on the song “Knockout”, which debuted at number 44 on the chart dated February 20, 2010.
Despite being the world’s leading female rapper, the vocalist born in 1982 has never touched the Grammy gold statue. This year, the female rapper slipped 19 nominations at the 201 Grammys despite high expectations with Chun-Li” and the album “Queen.” Meanwhile, her nemesis Cardi B won 5 nominations for an active year. impressive musical achievements, including “Record of the Year” for “Bad Bunn”, “Album of the Year”, “Outstanding Rap Collaboration”….
Nicki Minaj was born in 1982, her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. Before becoming one of the most successful female hip-hop artists of all time, Nicki Minaj used to work as a waitress at a restaurant, but then she was fired because of her unprofessional attitude.
In an interview with Billboard in 2010, she shared about herself when she was 19 years old: “At that time, I was fired many times… because of my attitude. I used to work at a restaurant… and I ran after a customer on the street just to stick my middle finger in her face and get my pen back…” Nicki said “I swear to God, I was really bad (at that time).”
Perhaps Nicki was destined to be a star, not a waiter, and her appearance also changed to suit her new status. She achieved success quite late after going through many events in life. The female rapper is considered to have her own rap style and unique intonation. She was once honored by an editor from the New York Times magazine as “The most influential female rapper of all time”.