Nicki Minaj Discloses Release Date For Highly-Expected New Project

Nicki Minaj is willing to share with fans what she’s been working on for the past five years, as her last album, Queen, dropped in 2018.

The reigning rapper has now disclosed the release date for her next project, set to hit digital and physical ledges in October. Minaj’s next project will serve as her fifth studio album.

“10/20/23 The Album,” she tweeted on Monday, June 5, garnering over 170K likes, as of publication.

Although fans have persistently asked for an album from the New York MC over the years, she hasn’t completely left her supporters hanging. Following Queen, Nicki released a greatest hits album last year, re-released her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty with new tracks, and has collaborated with several newer artists. She’s also released a slew of one-off singles including “Megatron,” “Do We Have A Problem,” “Super Freaky Girl,” “We Go Up,” “Yikes,” “Likkle Miss” “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” and more.

More recently, the 39-year-old rapper hopped on newcomer Sexyy Red’s “Pound Town 2” and Ice Spice’s “Princess Diana (Remix),” leading her to make history with the most No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart. To add, the “Barbie Dreams,” rhymer is also featured on the forthcoming soundtrack for the reimagined film Barbie.

Although Nicki’s Queen was released in August 2018, the album’s tracklist is still heard today beating through car speakers, clubs and on social media apps like TikTok. The 19-track LP featured musical assistance from Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Eminem, Foxy Brown, Future and more. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, moving 185,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.

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