Wednesday, August 27, 2014


By Eva Fydrych

Nicki Minaj
Added to the Star-Studded Line-Up on Fashion Rocks® 

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A Two-Hour Special Celebrating the Powerful Relationship between Fashion and Music Live from Barclays Center on CBS, September 9, 2014

NEW YORK, NY (August 26, 2014) – Richard Beckman, CEO of Three Lions Entertainment, today announced that Nicki Minaj has been added to the all-star program for Fashion Rocks®. Minaj joins the previously announced line-up that includes Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Luke Bryan, MAGIC!, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora, The Band Perry and Usher. The show, which celebrates the powerful relationship between fashion and music, will be executive produced by Mr. Beckman and Don Mischer of Don Mischer Productions. 

Emmy Award-winner Ryan Seacrest will host the special live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in a two-hour extravaganza on the CBS television network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Mr. Seacrest will also receive an executive producer credit. 

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Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter and actress, Nicki Minaj, is currently the most charted female rapper in the history of music. Minaj has sold over 60 million singles as a featured artist alone, 20 million singles as a lead artist and almost 5 million albums worldwide. She is the first female rapper to chart in five countries and have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Nicki ranks in the Top 5 in women with the most Hot 100 entries to date. She led nominations for rap musicians at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with seven nominations and three wins including "Top Rap Artist," "Top Streaming Artist" and "Top Rap Album."

Minaj re-released her second studio album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up” in November 2012, seven months after releasing her second studio album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” which debuted number 1 in five countries including the US. Since then, the album has become one of the best-selling albums of 2012, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her debut studio album, “Pink Friday,” also achieved record-breaking numbers in 2010, by becoming certified Platinum only a month after its release. In addition to her No. 1 US debut, the first-time Grammy Award nominee for best new artist is thriving internationally, snagging the #1 spots in the UK, Japan and Canada and debuting in the Top 5 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Ireland. With her #1 debut in the UK, Minaj has been named the highest charting solo female rapper in history with the UK’s Official Albums Charts.

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Minaj’s rapping technique has been hailed by critics. Equally well-known for her unique sense of style, her use of colorful wigs and outlandish costumes ranks her as one of the world’s leading fashion icons. Minaj recently turned to acting, starring in the 20th Century Fox comedy, The Other Woman, opposite Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann, which was released on April 25, 2014. She is currently in the recording studio finishing up her third studio album, “The Pink Print” due for release later in 2014. Her first single from this album, “Pills N Potions” and “Anaconda” were released this summer to rave reviews. Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” music video is the new Vevo record holder, delivering 19.6 million views in 24 hours following its midnight August 19 premiere across the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform.

Visit, for a combination of compelling articles, photo galleries, videos and polls related to the intersection of fashion and music. Featuring updates and content surrounding the Fashion Rocks broadcast, you’ll also find everything from posts on fashion throughout the ages, playlists for specific moods and beauty inspiration culled from various musical genres to behind-the-scenes footage of the Fashion Rocks magazine, created by InStyle. 

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Tickets can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting or, or by calling 800- 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE. 
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