Everything We Know About Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’


Nicki Minaj fans have been extremely patient since the release of The Pinkprint, now four years ago. Even after what happened last year when Minaj deluded fans with a false start album rollout with three songs (released at the apex of her beef with Remy Ma) including “No Frauds.”

But just a few months ago, Nicki Minaj clobbered her hiatus by dropping two searing singles, “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz“, which not-so-subtly reminded fans that Nicki is still one of the best in the business, and continues to up her game.  While “Barbie Tingz” is just now slowly fizzling out, “Chun-Li” has become one of Nicki’s biggest solo hits in years, peaking at No. 10 and holding on inside the Top 40.

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At first, Nicki Minaj announced her new album Queen would arrive June 15th. But unfortunately, Minaj had to push the album release back to August 10th. Minaj told fans in an Instagram Live: “Trust me, it’s the better choice. I’m so excited. This album is so f**king incredible and it’s because I can’t give ya’ll half-ass. I refuse to. This is my best album. Everyone that’s heard this album has said it’s my best album.”

Minaj has yet to release a tracklist, though presumably “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun Li”—in addition to the recently released “Rich Sex” (feat. Lil’ Wayne) and “Bed” (feat. Ariana Grande)—will be on the record. Otherwise, Minaj appears to be holding things close to the vest.

During a recent Zane Lowe interview, Minaj said she began working on the album in earnest in December 2017, though some songs were written as far back as a year and a half ago. Minaj also told Lowe that there will be a documentary about the making of Queen, set to be released by Apple Music.

 

On the heels of Nicki Minaj’s recent release of “Rich Sex” feat. Lil Wayne, the Queens-MC announced the NICKIHNDRXX Tour with Future. The 28-city trek in North America will include stops in Brooklyn, Miami, Dallas, and Los Angeles, before concluding in Las Vegas Nov. 24. Then, the duo will continue the NICKIHNDRXX Tour in Europe.

Since the pre-order of Nicki Minaj’s Queen began, fans were able to see that her upcoming LP would span 19 tracks, of which “Bed”, “Rich Sex”, and “Chun-Li” definitely seem to be apart of. In terms of direction, when Minaj spoke to the New York Times Style Magazine, she said that her upcoming LP needed to be a “classic” rap album.

The Pink Print was almost like my diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters. I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life. I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”

Queen, out August 10th, will definitely be one of the most exciting album releases this Summer. Don’t forget to buy your NICKIHNDRXX Tour tickets soon, as they are certain to sell out fast. 

Date
Event
Sep 217:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureRoyal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MDFrom $115
Sep 237:00 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureCapital One Arena – Washington, DCFrom $104
Sep 267:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureLittle Caesars Arena – Detroit, MIFrom $117
Sep 287:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureUnited Center – Chicago, ILFrom $109
Sep 297:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureUS Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OHFrom $124
Oct 17:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureAir Canada Centre – Toronto, CanadaFrom $101
Oct 27:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureKeyBank Center – Buffalo, NYFrom $116
Oct 47:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureTD Garden – Boston, MAFrom $121
Oct 57:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureMohegan Sun Arena – CT – Uncasville, CTFrom $143
Oct 77:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FuturePrudential Center – Newark, NJFrom $83
Oct 117:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureBarclays Center – Brooklyn, NYFrom $81
Oct 147:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FuturePNC Arena – Raleigh, NCFrom $129
Oct 167:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureSpectrum Center – Charlotte, NCFrom $134
Oct 197:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureAmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FLFrom $127
Oct 207:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureAmway Center – Orlando, FLFrom $106
Oct 237:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureFedex Forum – Memphis, TNFrom $108
Oct 257:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FuturePhilips Arena – Atlanta, GAFrom $120
Oct 287:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureBridgestone Arena – Nashville, TNFrom $105
Oct 307:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena) – New Orleans, LAFrom $124
Nov 17:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureAmerican Airlines Center – Dallas, TXFrom $88
Nov 27:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureToyota Center – Houston, TXFrom $128
Nov 47:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureSprint Center – Kansas City, MOFrom $118
Nov 67:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FuturePepsi Center – Denver, COFrom $130
Nov 97:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureModa Center at the Rose Quarter (formerly Rose Garden) – Portland, ORFrom $133
Nov 107:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureTacoma Dome – Tacoma, WAFrom $128
Nov 167:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureSAP Center – San Jose, CAFrom $127
Nov 177:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureGolden 1 Center – Sacramento, CAFrom $134
Nov 207:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureThe Forum – CA – Inglewood, CAFrom $84
Nov 247:30 PMNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureMGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NVFrom $112
Mar 11TBDNickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & FutureO2 Arena – London – London, UK

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