Born in 1982, Nicki Minaj rose to fame in 2009 when she signed to Young Money Entertainment. Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad but was raised in New York City. In 2010, Nicki Minaj became the first female musician to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Nicki Minaj gained fame as a judge for the 2013 episodes of American Idol. Nicki Minaj’s breakout hit is Pink Friday. After Hurricane Sandy, Nick Minaj donated to the Food Bank for New York City. The music genre that Nicki Minaj is a part of is a combination of rap, hip-hop, and pop.