After much anticipation, Nicki Minaj has revealed the title and release date for her new album Queen.
She made the royal announcement in grand fashion on the red carpet at Monday’s Met Gala in New York City. Queen Nicki stunned in a red Oscar de la Renta gown before revealing that her fourth album will arrive June 15.
“It’s a big night for me because I just let the world know that my album is coming on June 15, and it’s called Queen, and I can’t wait,” she told reporters.
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During an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 last month, Nicki teased the title. “[Fans] are gonna love the title of the album,” she said. “It fits everything that I am right now, where I am in my life.”
Queen has spawned two singles so far, “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz,” for which she released a pair of videos last week.
Before dropping what she calls her best work yet, Minaj will perform both songs on the season finale of “SNL” on May 19.
Queen marks the follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.