Nicki Minaj is a rapper, singer-songwriter and actress. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and was raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York. She was first spotted by the CEO of Young Money, and was later recruited for The Carter Edition of Young Money’s own The Come Up DVD series. In April 2007, Minaj released her first mixtape “Playtime Is Over. Her debut album, Pink Friday, peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard200 and spawned the number three peaking single ‘Super Bass’. She was the first female artist included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List.