Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj's Discography: A Comprehensive Ranking and Review


Feb. 17 2024, Published 6:13 p.m. ET

Nicki Minaj is, without a doubt, one of the best rappers in the game and is known for her provocative bars, unique flow, and animated rapping style. Her rap style is very distinctive and recognizable mainly for its speed and use of accents. Unlike most rappers these days with a generic style, it is certain that there can only be one Nicki Minaj.

Over the years, the queen of rap has blessed fans with hits after hits, with her discography containing 5 albums—Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, The Pinkprint, Queen, and Pink Friday2. While we are going to dive into her discography and rate her albums, it is totally subjective, and gag city residents are welcome to have contrary opinions. Here is Nicki’s Discography, ranked.

1. “PinkPrint”

Pinkprint” is by far Nicki’s best work yet, and that is a no-brainer—a position most Barbz would agree with. This whole album sets it apart from others, even with the absence of Minaj’s eccentric personality and showoffs. PinkPrint lets the fans see Onika Tanya Maraj in her nakedness.

The songs in this collection are emotional; they include tracks such as “Pills ‘n Potions” and “Bed of Lies.” Moreover, a 4-minute-long song called “Grand Piano” has the rapper singing throughout, allowing her to prove she can do vocals. It is only in this album that the queen of rap opens up to her fans, revealing her feelings of love and loss. Her previous works include such hits from “PinkPrint” like “Anaconda” and “Feeling Myself.” In her own rank regarding the top albums she ever released, “Queen” was second after the number one choice.

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2. “Pink Friday”

This is Nicki’s debut album that cemented her name in the male-dominated industry. It was groundbreaking to say the list highlighting Nicki Minaj’s versatility, singing talent, and wordplay while also shattering the male-rapper stronghold. “Pink Friday” redefined how people approached rap, introducing the embodiment of characters such as Roman Zolanski. This album is remembered for its timeless bops, such as “Did It On ‘Em,” that are somehow finding their way back as popular TikTok sound.

3. “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”

“Roman Reloaded” was a controversial album that intensified Nicki’s fan base while also garnering attention from haters. In this album, the “FTCU” singer taps into her alter ego, Roman (a homosexual). Fans get to experience the alien sound of ‘starship,’ the poetic lyrics of “Roman Holiday,” and the sass in the braggadocious “I Am Your Leader.”

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4. “Pink Friday 2”

Minaj’s fifth studio album, “Pink Friday 2,” which was highly anticipated, was released on December 8, 2023. Her last album release took place in 2018, and this attention is justified. “PF2” is just a performance that makes it apparent how much the rapper has grown since her first album in 2010. The recent album takes an hour and ten minutes to play out and enlists some of the industry’s heaviest hitters.

Nonetheless, the featured artists like Drake and J. Cole often outshine Nicki. “PF2” wasn’t bad for a comeback, but it felt a bit lackluster compared to her prior albums, Sounding too Tiktok-ish. However, Nicki Minaj thought differently and ranked Pink Friday 2 as number one. Is she right?

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5. “Queen”

Queen” was released at a very precarious stage of Nicki Minaj’s career journey—with a new breed of rappers like Doha Cat and Cardi B propping up. Still, Nicki reminded her fans and haters alike that she is the queen. However, unlike before, when the rap industry was male-dominated, “Queen” did not exactly meet par with her rap counterparts, which made the album get little attention. Nonetheless, the album had several hits, including “Barbie Dreams” and “Chun-Li.”

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