|About the Book|
This contemporary biography series profiles the lives of some of today’s most prominent newsmakers- whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention.-MoreThis contemporary biography series profiles the lives of some of today’s most prominent newsmakers- whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention.- This book covers the life and career of rapper Nicki Minaj. Minaj is a slew of personalities and musical styles crammed into a small package. On the one hand she is a foul-mouthed, fast-spitting rapper prone to switching accents and dropping creative, funny lyrics. On the other hand, she is a megawatt pop star, topping the mainstream charts with danceable songs. By being a female emcee with street credibility and an artist with an image and crossover sound that appeals to all of America, Minaj has opened doors that have been closed to other leading ladies of hip-hop. She has charted successes not only on the rap and hip-hop charts, where her songs are constantly found, but also on the charts measuring the most popular among all songs.- Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture. Through quotations from the individual profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how other regard them. Each book in this series includes sidebars, photographs, annotated bibliographies, timelines, and comprehensive indexes.