Nicki Minaj, one of the hottest artists on the planet, and indisputably the biggest breakthrough artist of 2011, has announced that the PINK FRIDAY TOUR will land in Australia in May, taking in shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
2011 was an incredible year for Nicki, with her multi-platinum selling debut album PINKFRIDAY boasting the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history. Nicki also became the first artist to have 7 singles on the Billboard HOT 100 chart simultaneously. She criss-crossed the US playing to massive sell-out audiences with friend and mentor Lil Wayne on the sold–out “I Am Music II” tour and then slayed audiences as the special guest on Britney Spear’s US tour. In addition to winning Best Hip Hop Video at the 2011 MTV Video MusicAwards along with Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album and Favorite 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.
Nicki’s feverishly anticipated new Young Money/ Cash Money album “Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded”, will be released on April 2nd, featuring her brand new single “Starships”. The track is produced by multiple Grammy-winning producer, musician, and songwriter, RedOne, and is in fine company alongside his 35 international hit singles including a staggering 18 #1 singles, for the likes of Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, and Mary J Blige, to name but a few. “Starships” shows Minaj headed straight into clubland territory – that means heavy synths, an infectious chorus andfist-pumping breakdowns and another Gold accreditation in Australia has been quickly assured (she has already notched up in excess of half a million singles sales here with a massive 4 times platinum achieved on “Super Bass”).
As a very special bonus for Australian fans, those purchasing a ticket will have the opportunity to pre-order Nicki’s hotly-anticipated new album “Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded” and be among the first in the world to hear the words and sounds of alter-ego Roman – the perfect companion to one of the most sought-after tickets of the year! Further details can be obtained when you logo on to ticketek.com.au.
With 3 million albums sold globally, 15 million likes on Facebook, 8.5 million followers on Twitter and a profile that is rising by the day, 2012 looks like being an even bigger and better year for this 5’ 2” phenomenon.
May 2012 Tour Dates
Sydney, Hordern Pavilion – Wednesday May 16 – sold out!
Melbourne, Hisense Arena – Friday May 18 – sold out!
Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Saturday May 19
*Tickets on sale 9am Tuesday May 8, through Ticketek.