Ever since Nicki Minaj released Pink Friday in 2010, she has been one of the most unstoppable forces in the game. She's had 13 platinum singles as the lead artist and another 12 platinum singles as featured artist. She's pretty much in a league of her own.

As a female, Nicki Minaj has laid serious groundwork in the realm of hip hop. In 2010, she had seven singles simultaneously charting on the Hot 100, becoming the first female solo artist to do so. Her three albums peaked at #1, #1, and #2 respectively on the Billboard 200 chart and easily scooped the #1 spot in the rap and R&B categories here in the USA. She's also had four different singles break into the top 10 on the Hot 100 chart.

Today we throw it back to some of the best song from the beginning of Minaj's career.