Nicki Minaj announces UK arena tour

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

Hot on the heels of twoo sold out Hammersmith shows and an incredible performance at Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, multi platinum selling superstar Nicki Minaj has announced an eight date UK Arena tour this October/November.

The ‘Pink Friday Reloaded’ Tour will stop in Sheffield at the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday November 3. Tickets priced £39.50 (subject to booking fee) are on sale now.

2011 was an incredible year for Nicki, with her multi-platinum selling debut album PINK FRIDAY boasting the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history. Nicki also became the first artist to have seven singles on the Billboard HOT 100 chart simultaneously. In addition to winning Best Hip Hop Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards 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

Her second studio album the certified Gold Selling ‘Pink Friday…Roman Reloaded’ was released in April this year, crashing straight to number 1 in the UK charts. It has already spawned one of the most successful singles of the year – ‘Starships’ which is 3 x platinum in the UK, was top 20 on iTunes in more than 40 countries and to date has received 41 million views online. Videos for tracks ‘Beez in The Trap’ and ‘Right By My Side’ have received 46 million and 25 million views respectively online. Her latest single ‘Pound The Alarm’ will be released July 9.

Minaj, unarguably the most exciting, colourful and larger than life artist to emerge in recent years, has just wowed crowds with her main stage performance at Radio 1’s Hackney Big Weekend on Saturday and last night kicked off her first ever UK tour with a sell out show at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo, with a second sell-out show at the same venue this evening.

With almost 4 million albums sold, 20 million likes on Facebook, 13 million followers on Twitter and a global profile growing by the day, 2012 is the year this 5’ 2” phenomenon truly arrived.

Tickets are available in online at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield by phone on 0114 256 5656 and in person at the Arena box office.