Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
29 year-old Onika Maraj was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. When she was 5 her parents moved to the Queens area of New York. In 2008 she won Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards and signed a record deal a year later and around the time she appeared in one of Mariah Carey’s videos. Her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ was released in 2010. Her big break came when she appeared on Will I Am’s single ‘Check It Out’, reaching Number 11 in the UK. Since then she went top 10 with ‘Super Bass’ and ‘2012’ with Jay Sean and has recently collaborated with Rihanna on the Top 20 hit ‘Fly’. ‘Starships’ reached Number 2 earlier this year and this is the next track from her album ‘Pink Friday, Roman Reloaded’. Nicki has just completed a sell-out 4-date UK tour.