Nicki Minaj, Tate McRae & Sabrina Carpenter Release New Music, Akon & Sammy Wilk’s New Merch, More | Billboard News

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Nicki Minaj releases her highly anticipated ‘Pink Friday 2’ album. After success with her single “Greedy,” Tate McRae has released her album ‘Think Later.’ Sabrina Carpenter releases more holiday music with her ‘Fruitcake’ EP, featuring the single “santa doesn’t know you like I do.” Katharine McPhee and David Foster talks about their new Christmas album ‘Christmas Songs’ and what makes their relationship work. Billboard All Access shows some of the biggest Latin artists across the globe. Sammy Wilk and Akon show off their new merch on Billboard Live Shopping Week with talkshoplive and more!

Tetris Kelly
We’ve got albums from Nicki Minaj, Tate McRae and The Killers. Katherine McPhee and David Foster help us get in the holiday spirit. We celebrate the Queen of Rap’s birthday with a look back at her legacy. We’ve got your ticket to the hottest shows coast to coast. Plus our Billboard Live Shopping Week with talkshoplive continues. I’m Tetris Kelly, it’s Friday, December 8th, and it’s almost the weekend. We’ve got some Billboard News to get through first, starting with our Friday Music Guide. Tate McRae has already charted two songs on the Hot 100 in her latest era, and now we have the full project ‘Think Later’

Tetris Kelly
We’ll have more new music for you throughout the show. But first we’ve got a very special birthday girl to celebrate.

Evan Burke
Only an icon can give out gifts on their birthday. And that’s the Queen of Rap Nicki Minaj

Evan Burke
And from her “Boom Ba Da Doom Bass” to it being Pink Friday yet again, we’re celebrating Nicki’s 41st birthday in this week’s Pop Culture Rewind.

Evan Burke
It’s a monster moment in pop culture we’ll never forget. Nicki Minaj was killing the features early in her career, but her first album ‘Pink Friday’ was full of massive hits.

Evan Burke
None bigger than “Super Bass.”

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