VH1 Save The Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring music programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education.
The benefits of music education are astounding, and studies have consistently exposed the tremendously positive effect music education has on a child’s academic performance, sense of community, self-expression and self-esteem.
But as schools across the nation increasingly face budget cuts and pressures, music is often one of the first subject areas to be cut.
VH1 Save The Music Foundation develop strategic partnerships with school districts to build sustainable instrumental music programs by providing grants of brand-new musical instruments to public elementary and middle schools.
Hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj was featured in seven songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 at the same time, even before the release of her debut album in 2010.
Nicki Minaj was born in 1982. After attending La Guardia High School for the Arts, she was introduced to rapper Lil Wayne, who launched her career. Her 2010 debut album, Pink Friday, and her single, “Your Love,” topped the Billboard charts. A frequent “cameo” singer, Minaj’s voice was featured in seven songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 2010. In 2012, Minaj was announced as one of the new judges of the popular singing show American Idol twelfth season. She also released the hit album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded that same year.