Over 12,000 Globe BlackBerry subscribers converged at the SM Mall of Asia Arena for an exclusive chance to see international songwriter and rap superstar Nicki Minaj up close and live.
Postpaid leader Globe Telecom and Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind BlackBerry, joined forces in bringing the ‘Super Bass’ queen to the Philippines for the biggest and most exclusive concert party to ever hit the country, the only Southeast Asian leg of her Pink Friday Tour.
Nicki Minaj quickly became a global music phenomenon when she released her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ in November 2010. It became an instant hit, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) only a month after its release. She became the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her second single, “Your Love” reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, making Minaj the first female artist to top the chart unaccompanied since 2002. Her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released in April this year.
Minaj is known for her hit song “Super Bass”, a certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold more than four million digital copies as of May 2012, becoming one of the best-selling singles in the United States.
Her roster of hits also include Starships, Moment 4 Life, Roman Holiday, Beez in the Trap, Right By My Side, Turn Me On, Where Them Girls At, Bottoms Up, and Stupid Hoe. Minaj has also successfully collaborated with a number of artists like Mariah Carey, Ludacris, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Rihanna, and David Guetta. With over 13 million fans on Twitter, Minaj is a certified social media celebrity as well, sharing updates on her personal and professional life, endearing her further to her millions of fans across the world.
The Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Tour in Manila was free and exclusive to Globe subscribers who availed of the new BlackBerry Curve 9220 or BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphones under Globe My Super Plan. The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is available for free at My Super Plan 499 plus a P99 unlimited BlackBerry Chat subscription which comes with a P499 monthly consumable amount for calls and texts, unlimited access to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and 2 freebies for as low as P598 a month. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is available for free at My Super Plan BlackBerry Unli Surf Combo Plan 999 with unlimited mobile surfing, P400 monthly consumable for calls and texts, and 1 freebie for only P999 a month. The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are now also available in teal blue.