Multi platinum selling superstar Nicki Minaj has announced an 8 date UK Arena tour this October/November. The ‘Pink Friday Reloaded’ Tour will stop in Sheffield at the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday November 3 with special guests Misha B & Tyga. Tickets priced £39.50 (subject to booking fee) are now on sale.
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 7 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 is unarguably the most exciting, colourful and larger than life artist to emerge in recent years. 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.
Misha B is one of the UK’s hottest artists of 2012, she recently released her debut single ‘Home Run’ through Relentless Records, which entered the UK charts at number 10 last week. Having amassed a huge following, including A-listers lining up to work with her, she has 237,000 followers on Twitter, 66,000 fans on Facebook and has already had over 7 million views on YouTube. Speaking on her addition to this incredible tour, Misha said “I’m over the moon to be Nicki’s support on her UK tour! Really looking forward to catching a vybz and gettin out there and performing new songs. Woohoo Woop Woop!”
Joining Nicki and Misha on the bill, for what is sure to be one of 2012’s most spectacular tours, is Young Money’s latest rising star Tyga.Tyga’s standout performances on Young Money’s ‘We Are Young Money’ album (notably on the singles “Bedrock” and “Roger That”), Chris Brown’s “Deuces” and a multitude of well-received mix-tapes set the stage for his highly anticipated Young Money/Cash Money debut album, ‘Careless World: Rise of The Last King’, which includes the debut single “Far Away” featuring Cash Money artist Chris Richardson.
Tickets for Niki Minaj at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, priced £39.50 (subject to booking fee)are available in online at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield by phone on 0114 256 5656 and in person at the Arena box office.