Creative Review New Music
Hot on the heels of two sold-out Hammersmith shows and an incredible performance at Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, multi-platinum selling superstar Nicki Minaj has announced an eight-date UK Arena tour this October/November.
The Pink Friday Reloaded Tour will stop in Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Birmingham, London, Sheffield and Cardiff.
Nicki Minaj tickets go on sale Friday 29th June at 9am from ticketmaster.co.uk or livenation.co.uk
2011 was an incredible year for Nicki, with her multi-platinum selling debut album Pink Friday boasting the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history.
Nicki also became the first artist to have seven singles on the Billboard HOT 100 chart simultaneously.
In addition to winning Best Hip Hop Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards along with Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Album and Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Artist at the 2011 American Music Awards, Nicki was recently nominated for three Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album
Her second studio album the certified Gold-Selling Pink Friday…Roman Reloaded was released in April this year, crashing straight to number 1 in the UK charts.
It has already spawned one of the most successful singles of the year – Starships which is three-times platinum in the UK, top 20 on iTunes in more than 40 countries and to date has received 41 million views online.
Music videos for tracks Beez in The Trap and Right By My Side have received 46 million and 25 million views respectively online. Her latest single Pound The Alarm will be released on July 9th.
Nicki Minaj is hands down the most exciting, colourful and larger than life artist to emerge in recent years, has just wowed crowds with her main stage performance at Radio 1’s Hackney Big Weekend on Saturday and last night kicked off her first ever UK tour with a sell out show at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo, with a second sell-out show at the same venue this evening.
With almost 4 million albums sold, 20 million likes on Facebook, 13 million followers on Twitter and a global profile growing by the day, 2012 is the year this 5’ 2” pop phenomenon truly arrived.
SUNDAY 21 NOTTINGHAM ARENA
MONDAY 22 MANCHESTER ARENA
WEDNESDAY 24 LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
THURSDAY 25 NEWCASTLE ARENA
SATURDAY 27 BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
TUESDAY 30 LOND0N 02 ARENA
SATURDAY 03 SHEFFIELD ARENA
WEDNESDAY 07 CARDIFF ARENA
Tickets go on sale 9am on Friday 29th June priced at £46.00 & £40.00 London / £39.50 regionally (subject to booking fee) and are available from ticketmaster.co.uk or livenation.co.uk