Nicki Minaj has announced that her new album will arrive on October 20. No further information was shared, but for the first time in the five years since 2018’s Queen was released, Minaj’s next album has a set date.
The new album arrives after the official streaming release of her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty in 2021. It included a new song called “Seeing Green” with Drake and Lil Wayne. Minaj earned her first-ever No. 1 single in 2020—the remix of Doja Cat’s “Say So.” In 2022, she shared the Rick James-sampling single “Super Freaky Girl,” which made her the first solo female rapper to debut atop the Billboard singles chart since Ms. Lauryn Hill. She also won the MTV VMAs’ Video Vanguard Award in 2022.
This year, she’s been steadily releasing new music, including “Red Ruby da Sleaze,” the Ice Spice collaboration “Princess Diana,” and her Sexyy Red collaboration “Pound Town 2.”