Minaj created some mixtape tracks, and appeared in XXL magazine. In 2008 she won the Female Artist of the Year award at the Underground Music Awards. Minaj released Beam Me Up Scotty, another mixtape, in April 2009 which received positive coverage on both BET and MTV.Minaj's debut album, Pink Friday was released on November 19, 2010.A buzz single, "Massive Attack", was released in April.In August, Minaj released "Your Love" as the first official single from her debut album. The single peaked at 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, 7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and topped the Rap Songs chart. Minaj became the first female artist to top the chart unaccompanied since 2002.In October 2010, Minaj became the first artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously
A woman that knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go out to work incredibly hard and get it. She also won't back down and let people walk all over her. She has a style all of her own which reminds me of a mix between Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga and a pinch of Lil Kim (who definitely isn't a fan of hers- see Lil Kim's Black Friday). She's also a female rapper that can hold her own with the best of them- Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake, and Kanye to name a few.