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Bruno Mars' 'Heaven' No. 1 on U.S. record chart for a sixth week

Bruno Mars' 'Heaven' No. 1 on U.S. record chart for a sixth week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a sixth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

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'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods ... Lily Allen gives birth to second daughter ... Timberlake working on new album ... 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
'Heaven' is No. 1 on U.S. record chart for a fifth week

'Heaven' is No. 1 on U.S. record chart for a fifth week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a fifth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

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Report: Model Naomi Campbell was robbed, assaulted in Paris ... Nancy Pelosi to appear in '30 Rock' finale ... Aniston, Downey Jr. to attend People's Choice Awards show ... Bruno Mars' 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
Bruno Mars' 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

Bruno Mars' 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a fourth week, Billboard.com reported.

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Katie Holmes' play to close on Broadway ... Broadway lights to dim for Klugman ... 'Heaven' tops U.S. record chart ... Peter Parker killed in Spidey comic series ... News from United Press International.
'Locked out of Heaven' tops U.S. record chart

'Locked out of Heaven' tops U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a third week, Billboard.com reported.

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'A Christmas Story' listed on National Film Registry ... Queen invites Kate's parents for Christmas ... Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' to open Dec. 20, 2013 ... Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' tops U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' tops U.S. record chart

Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' tops U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
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Stars line up for 11:35 p.m. 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Stars line up for 11:35 p.m. 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling and Bruno Mars will help Jimmy Kimmel celebrate his Los Angeles talk show's move to 11:35 p.m., ABC said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
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Jackson won't be back as 'Idol' judge

Jackson won't be back as 'Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Randy Jackson will serve as a mentor, not a judge, when "American Idol" returns next season, show sources told TMZ.
Sarah Palin to be 'Today' guest co-host

Sarah Palin to be 'Today' guest co-host

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- NBC says former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, will serve as guest co-host of the "Today" show this week.
New Madonna video to debut on 'American Idol'

New Madonna video to debut on 'American Idol'

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A sneak peek of the video for "Give Me All Your Luvin,'" the first single from pop star Madonna's next album, is to make its debut this week on "American Idol."
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Nicki Minaj
Rap singer Nicki Minaj appears backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on June 5, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Onika Tanya Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj (pronounced ), is a Trinidadian hip hop and R&B recording artist and songwriter. She first saw fame when she signed a record deal with Young Money Entertainment and then later Cash Money Records. She has successfully released her first debut album, which charted at number-one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

In August 2009, Minaj signed to Young Money Entertainment with distribution from Universal Motown. In Minaj's early career, she released three mixtapes, Playtime Is Over, Sucka Free, and Beam Me Up Scotty. Minaj was discovered by fellow American rapper Lil Wayne and, after the three mixtapes, Minaj signed a deal with Young Money Entertainment. After signing the deal, Minaj began working on her debut album, titled Pink Friday, which charted at number-two on the US Billboard 200, kept off the top spot by Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Minaj became the first artist ever to have seven songs within the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her second single, "Your Love", reached number-one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, making Minaj the first female artist to top the chart unaccompanied since 2002. Minaj became the first female artist to be included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List One month after the release of Pink Friday, Minaj's album gained a Platinum certification in the United States. Minaj is known for collaborating with numerous artists and guest raps on many popular singles.

Minaj was born in 1984 in Saint James, (a suburb of Trinidad and Tobago's capital city Port of Spain). She celebrated her 26th birthday (December 8, 2010) on December 9, 2010. Her parents were of Indian and Afro-Trinidadian ancestry and she lived in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago with her grandmother until age five, because her parents were looking for a place to live in the Queens borough of New York City at the time. Her mother would occasionally visit, and one day, when Minaj was five, her mother picked her up to move to Queens. According to Minaj, her father drank alcohol, took drugs, and once tried to kill her mother by setting the house on fire.

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