Nicki Minaj to headline X Games Austin
X Games Austin returns to Circuit of The Americas June 4-7, bringing fans an enhanced sport, music, gaming and festival lineup. This year's event will feature Grammy-nominated hip hop superstar, Nicki Minaj, as one of the headliners performing on the new Super Stage. Talib Kweli, Pennywise and Deltron 3030 are among the first performers to be announced for the Sound Factory stage powered by KUTX. X Games Austin 2015 will feature the new disciplines of Moto X Quarterpipe and Skateboard and BMX Big Air Doubles. X Games will kick off with Moto X Step Up in front of the capitol building in downtown Austin.
Rap's reigning queen, Minaj recently released her third full-length album, The Pinkprint, which arrived at number two on the Billboard Top 200 list and number one on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop album charts, quickly becoming one of the highest-selling female debuts of 2014. In addition to achieving the highest digital sales for any female artist in history with more than 50 million track sales, Minaj has earned numerous awards including, four American Music Awards, eight BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards. Minaj is nominated for two 2015 Grammy Awards for "Best Rap Song" and "Best Pop/Duo Performance."
"I look forward to channeling the energy and spirit from the X Games into a performance Austin will not forget," Minaj said.