Nicki Minaj is officially back! After going ghost on social media at the end of 2017, the platinum-selling rapper has return with two new singles, "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li," and iHeartRadio is world premiering both!
The new tracks will play on all of iHeartRadio's Urban and Rhythmic stations. Here's the breakdown: Beginning at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST on Thursday (April 12), all of iHeartRadio's Urban stations will play both songs at the top of every hour, starting with "Barbie Tingz" and with "Chun-Li" following. However, Rhythmic stations will only play "Barbie Tingz." These plays will occur throughout the day and end at 11:00pm local time. Happy #NickiDay, as Barbz and Kens all over social media have proclaimed today to be!
Plus, with these new releases, Minaj is picking up right back where she left off on Twitter and Instagram, and has rejoined both accounts. She's been talking to her fans about her new music and they couldn't be anymore excited for their queen's long-awaited return.
"Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li" will most likely be on Minaj's upcoming album. "Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like," Minaj previously told T Magazine, back in October 2017, before she disappeared from social media. "I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy. It feels almost like a celebration."
The rapper continued: "The last album, The Pink Print, was almost like my diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters. I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life. I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her."
We don't know any details about the upcoming album, as of yet. But, knowing how focused Minaj has been while creating it, it's sure to be out of this world. Be sure to tune in to iHeartRadio's Urban and Rhythmic stations to listen to "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li" today. You can also buy "Barbie Tingz" here and "Chun-Li" here. And rejoice, the queen is back!
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