Click Track: Nicki Minaj


Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Madonna adds second D.C. show; Whitney Houston memorial planned in Newark

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Madonna, Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj, Shakira

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Grammys 2012: The Last Exorcism of Nicki Minaj: What went wrong (and what almost went right)

Did Nicki Minaj ruin her career last night, or transform herself from Rapper Barbie into a Lady Gaga-style artiste?

By Allison Stewart  |  02:21 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Grammys, Nicki Minaj

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Click Track’s Grammy picks revisited

An updated list of who we’d like to see win in the four general categories on Grammy night.

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Adele, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, Bon Iver, Foo Fighters, Kanye West

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Singles File: Gucci Mane, Rhye, Nicki Minaj, THEESatifaction, Loma Prieta

A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Rhye, Nicki Minaj, THEESatisfaction, Loma Prieta

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Madonna releases new video, says tickets will be very expensive; Black Sabbath drummer might sit out reunion; Courtney Love killed her daughters pets

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Madonna, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love, Dave Grohl

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Grammys announce first wave of performers: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Foo Fighters; Black Tambourine reunite

Morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Black Tambourine, Ashton Travis

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Singles file: Best of 2011

25 songs that defined 2011.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, The Decemberists, Danny Brown, Wale, Neon Indian, Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, Ryan Adams

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Nicki Minaj Super Bowl-bound?; Dead Prez at Occupy DC today

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Nicki Minaj, Dead Prez

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Singles file: Nicki Minaj; Ernse Karel, Cass McCombs

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  09:53 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Nicki Minaj, Ernse Karel, Sess 4-5, Keedy Black, Cass McCombs, Cold Specks

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Justin Bieber is most searched person; More prison for Lil Boosie

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Justin Bieber, Lil Boosie, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Elliiott Smith

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Fallon apologizes to Bachmann for Roots song choice; Nicki Minaj announces new album

Jimmy Fallon said he feels bad if her feelings were hurt by the not-so-nice serenade.

By David Malitz  |  09:48 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  The Roots, Nicki Minaj, Bob Mould

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 11/21/2011

American Music Awards: Surprise, surprise, Taylor Swift wins again

Things we learned from last night’s awards show.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:14 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Adele, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Lists: When Jay-Z and Kanye West don’t get the first word

Jay and Ye are quick to cede their albums’ opening remarks to people with fake British accents.

By Chris Richards and David Malitz  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Chester Bennington, Linkin Park: Odd Future, Slick Rick

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Singles file: Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, My Morning Jacket

Three of pop’s most famous females team up for a remix.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, My Morning Jacket, Heavenly States, Spree Wilson, Dev

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Prince set for 21 concert run in L.A.; Nicki Minaj to open for Britney Spears this summer

The Purple One will play a whopping 21 shows in Los Angeles; Britney Spears chooses Nicki Minaj to upstage her on her summer tour.

By David Malitz  |  10:08 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 04/04/2011

In concert: Lil Wayne at Verizon Center

The resurgent rapper, making his first Washington appearance since serving eight months in prison, was in top form at a sold-out concert.

By Chris Richards  |  11:28 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Click Track, In concert, In concert | Tags:  Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Riffs: Grammys 2011 -- 5 artists who were robbed

Sade, snubbed. The Grammys aren't as embarrassing as they used to be. Remember when Rod Stewart, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow and Steely Dan would be nominated for just about anything? Or the year Jethro Tull beat out Metallica for Best...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs, Riffs | Tags:  Big Boi, Cee Lo Green, Florence and the Machine, Grammys, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Sade

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Album review: Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday"

Nicki Minaj surrounds herself with guest stars on "Pink Friday." (Business Wire) You have to reach as far back as Lil' Kim to find an analog to Nicki Minaj, who was hardcore rap's reigning princess long before "Pink Friday," her...

By Allison Stewart  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Nicki Minaj

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Lists: Five great and strange re-workings of La Roux's "Bulletproof"

Her name is Eleanor Jackson and the band's name is La Roux. (Courtesy of the artist) British duo La Roux may be the universe's most elastic electro-pop act. It's tough to think of another artist, even Lady Gaga, that has...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Colin Munroe, DJ Maggie Mash, La Roux, Lou Barlow, Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Singles file: Nicki Minaj, Crystal Castles, U.S. Royalty

Nicki Minaj gets violent with Eminem. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Nicki Minaj featuring Eminem: "Roman's Revenge" This riveting, gross and totally insane exercise in self-debasement (her) and reflexively violent...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Crystal Castles, Eminem, Esben and the Witch, It's TheReal, Nicki Minaj, Robert Smith, U.S. Royalty

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Week ahead: Nicki Minaj and Lil B hit D.C.; Dylan's latest bootleg; Die Antwoord weirds up "Kimmel"

Nicki Minaj is scheduled to perform at DC Star on Saturday. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) By David Malitz If you go to one concert this week, make it: One of the young, bizarre, up-and-coming rappers visiting our city. You've got on-the-verge superstar...

By David Malitz  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Die Antwoord, Lil B, Nicki Minaj

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/28/2010

Singles file: Nicki Minaj, Shakira, Sharon Van Etten

We're still waiting for Nicki Minaj's album but the latest single bodes well. (Courtesy of the artist) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Nicki Minaj: "Right Thru Me" The latest and most...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Cake, Florence and the Machine, Nicki Minaj, Shakira, Sharon Van Etten, Yeasayer

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Singles file: Kanye West f. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is the weak link on Kanye West's new track. By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj: "Monster" Yeezy goes "True Blood"...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Bon Iver, Bruce Springsteen, Deadmau5, Jay Electronica, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, The Game, Wayne and Wax

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/11/2010

Singles file: Nicki Minaj, Villagers, Stat Quo f. Lauryn Hill

Conor O'Brien of Villagers makes some fantastic folk-pop. (Courtesy Fp Music) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Nicki Minaj: "Your Love" (Official Mix) Not only does this Annie Lennox-sampling slow jam provide...

By David Malitz  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Nirvana, Robyn, Savage Skulls, Stat Quo, Villagers

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/08/2010

M.I.A. goes after Gaga; Usher beats Bieber, Nicki Minaj drops off Rihanna tour; Wilco gets its own fest

M.I.A. does not care for Lady Gaga. Not that you asked. - "She's not progressive, but she's a good mimic." That's M.I.A. talking about Lady Gaga in a recent interview with NME. She wasn't directly asked about Gaga but a...

By David Malitz  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Usher, Wilco

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/30/2010

Album review: Usher, "Raymond v. Raymond"

By Sarah Godfrey Usher's 2004 "Confessions" was the best kind of breakup album: Assumed to detail the singer's relationship with TLC member Chili, the drama was juicy, and the moving on was fun, thanks to plenty of models, bottles...

By David Malitz  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Nicki Minaj, Usher

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/12/2010

Singles file: Justin Vernon, Mariah f. Nicki Minaj, Quasi, Tony Yayo

Justin Vernon's pre-Bon Iver work is unearthed. By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind. Justin Vernon: "Song for a Lover of Long Ago" Back before Vernon fronted the wintry, falsetto-happy Bon Iver, he released...

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Justin Vernon, Maino, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Quasi, Tony Yayo