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On January 29, 2011, Minaj appeared on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest, performing "Right Thru Me" and "Moment 4 Life". On February 9, 2011, it was announced that Pink Friday had reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart.[1] It was hinted by Simon Cowell that Minaj would join the judging panel of the American version of the The X Factor.[2] Minaj served as opening act in June 2011 with fellow artists Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo on Britney Spears' sixth concert tour, the Femme Fatale Tour.[3] She also was featured on the official remix of Spears' track "Till the World Ends" along with Spears and singer Kesha, which charted at number 3 in the US in April 2011.[4] "Super Bass" was released from Pink Friday in May 2011, the single charted within the top 10 in many countries including; United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada.[5] The song gained positive reviews from critics.[6][7] Minaj voiced a character in the 3D animated film, Ice Age: Continental Drift, as Steffie, a woolly mammoth.[8][9] Minaj is also featured on French DJ David Guetta's 2011 album, Nothing but the Beat on "Where Them Girls At" and "Turn Me On".

  1. ^ "Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1 in 11th Week on Billboard 200". Billboard. February 9, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Dinh, James (March 25, 2011). "Simon Cowell Addresses Nicki Minaj 'X Factor' Judging Rumors". MTV. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (April 12, 2011). "Britney Spears To Tour With Nicki Minaj". MTV. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "New Britney Spears remix breaks into Billboard top ten | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online". 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats – Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  6. ^ Wesley Case (2011-05-06). "Nicki Minaj debuts new 'Super Bass' video". Baltimoresun. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Sneak Peek: Nicki Minaj – 'Super Bass'". 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  8. ^ "Nicki Minaj Joins Cast of ‘Ice Age 4′". Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  9. ^ "Nicki Minaj Says ‘Ice Age’ Role Was Written Just for Her". Retrieved 2012-02-02.