Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen Radio’ returns Aug 11th

Show returns on Amp

Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio will make its official return Thursday, August 11th at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT on Amp, the new live radio app from Amazon. Fans will be able to listen to Minaj live through the app, and call in for a chance to ask her questions and interact with her directly. Fans can download the Amp app, and follow her profile to be notified when she goes live. Full Queen Radio episodes will be available worldwide to stream on Amazon Music in the days following the live show on Amp.

To celebrate the premiere, fans can purchase exclusive merch from the Amazon Music Merch Shop, including a Queen Radio hoodie and t-shirt.

Over the past two weeks Minaj has been ramping up excitement for the premiere by hosting surprise pop up shows on the app where she’s chatted with fans, talked about her upcoming single, “Super Freaky Girl,” dropping August 12th, and shared tidbits about her future documentary. Within minutes of Minaj jumping on Amp last week, thousands of Barbz flocked to the app to listen to the show. The rapper’s surprise appearances secured Queen Radio a No. 1 trending spot on Twitter, and inspired her fanbase to create shows and cultivate large, organic followings of their own.

Currently in limited public beta, Amp is a new app that gives everyone a way to DJ their own live radio shows for free, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. Creators can use a catalog of tens of millions of licensed songs while engaging with their community in real-time—no subscription, additional hardware, or editing skills needed.

Also announced today (Mon, Aug 8th), Minaj will receive MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and perform for the first time since 2018 at the 2022 VMAs, airing live from Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28th at 8 pm ET/PT. The 17x nominated and 5x VMAs winner, who took home her first Moon Person for Best Hip Hop Video in 2011, is nominated this year for “Best Hip Hop.”

Buddy Iahn
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