Nicki Minaj is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated album Queen and it looks like taking over Apple Music is part of the plan for domination as well.

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On Wednesday (Aug 8), Minaj took to her Instagram to make the announcement that her take over officially begins on Thursday (Aug 9) and as a part of the promo run she has something special in store for fans.

#QueenRadio begins tomorrow @applemusic! The new dynasty begins on @beats1official tomorrow at 7pm PT/10pm ET. AND I might have something special for you too! ???. Use the hashtag #QueenRadio on Twitter between now & tomorrow night. I’ll be conducting a live Q&A portion of my very first show. Prizes for the best comments & questions include signed albums, signed merch, tour tkts, AND plane tickets to discuss #QUEEN w|ME & other members of the magical KINGDOM. ??? [all countries included] Good Luck‼️?”


In addition to announcing her latest venture, Nicki also gave fans a snippet of new music as she “tested out her speakers” ahead of the radio takeover.

”Testing out some new speakers in my guest house studio, who’s coming over? ? ? ?? Who’s tuning into #QueenRadio @applemusic tmrw night? Let’s just say you won’t wanna miss it. ? History making tingz ah gwarn. ♥️‼️??”

This is the second time this month that the “Bed” emcee left her imprint on the streaming site. On Wednesday (Aug 1) Minaj took over the Essentials Playlist section, giving fans a glimpse of some of her favorite records and revealing the news of her updated album release date.

My darlings!!! I have a huge surprise that I can’t share until the day before #Queen drops. So in the meantime, check out this playlist I made for you guys. I did #FEFE with my new BFF from BROOKLYN. He’s a little funny looking but he’s really sweet under all those tats. ? New York til da DEF!!!! Ha! Last time I teamed up with YG was for his remix to “My Hitta.” We recently performed #BigBank at the BET Awards and had a blast wit my dudes Big Sean and 2 Chainz. I have classic bops with all 3 of them so I’m including them on this list. I’m super excited about my recent collaboration with Ariana Grande. She’s one of the realest artists I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She couldn’t fly with me to Turks to shoot the #BedVideo so we shot her scenes in Malibu. We’re actually working on edit number 2 for the #BedVideo to include all the fun stuff we had to remove. I love “Ball For Me” with Post Malone. Not sure why he won’t release the video. ? It’s DOPE!!! ? I hope you enjoy my playlist. Can’t wait for you guys to hear my 4th album QUEEN ON AUGUST 17!!!!!!!”

Check out the Essentials Playlist here and be sure to tune into Queen radio on Thursday, August 9 at 7 pm here.