Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nicki Minaj Live in Manila

Globe and BlackBerry offers its subscribers free access to one of the biggest concert parties of the year - Nicki Minaj Pink Friday tour concert at the newly opened SM Mall of Asia Arena this 11 July 2012, from 8:00pm onwards.

Who is Nicki Minaj?
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter and voice actress. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and when she was 5 years of age she moved to the New York City borough of Queens, where she grew up.

After releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009 and being signed to Young Money Entertainment in August 2009, Minaj released her debut album, Pink Friday, in November 2010. It quickly became a commercial success, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release. She became the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her second single, "Your Love", reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, making Minaj the first female artist to top the chart unaccompanied since 2002. She also became the first female artist to be included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List. Minaj was named the 2011 Rising Star by Billboard. Her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released on April 3, 2012.

Her current hits popular in the Philippines include tracks like "Super Bass" and "Starships."

How to get free access to the concert
Globe subscribers availing of the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are in for the biggest treat of their lives with a free and exclusive access to a night of great music as they move and groove to their favorite Nicki Minaj hits. Subscribers getting a new BlackBerry Curve 9220 are entitled to one (1) free ticket (Gen Ad/Upper Box/Lower Box 2 area on a first-come, first served basis), while those purchasing a new BlackBerry Curve 9320 get two free (2) tickets (Lower Box 1/VIP/Patron area on a first-come, first served basis) to the concert party of the year. Existing subscribers outside their lock-up can opt to re-contract their account subscription and get the BlackBerry Curve 9220 or the BlackBerry Curve 9320 for the free tickets, while those within lock-up can either get a new postpaid line or purchase prepaid phone kit.

Everyone can get the newest BlackBerry Curve smartphones from Globe now by visiting, going to the nearest Globe Store, or calling 730-1010 to become boom-ified with the Pink Friday gal herself, Nicki Minaj.

The tickets to this Exclusive Access event are not for sale. One will get FREE tickets when one avails of the latest BlackBerry Curve units with Globe Postpaid’s MySuperPlan. Both new and existing Globe subscribers may avail of the tickets. For more details on how to get tickets, one may visit, visit any Globe store or call the Globe hotline at 730-1000.

SM Tickets will not sell tickets. It will just be a venue for one to claim the ticket that comes free from Globe and BlackBerry. One will just need to present a signed copy of the print out of the email from Globe that contains the QR Code of your ticket. After validation, one will then be given the actual ticket that needs to be presented at the venue.

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Tour is brought to the Philippines by Globe Telecom, Blackberry and Wilbros Live.

Our free tickets
After applying for a new extension line for my mom (from my account) and availing the BlackBerry Curve 9220, I was able to get a free Lower Box ticket for the concert.

Last Saturday night (23 June 2012), Globe announced on Twitter (via username @enjoyGLOBE) that it will give away 2 free tickets each to the first 999 loyal Globe and BlackBerry users (postpaid and prepaid) which will sign up at the website provided on Twitter.

I was lucky enough to have read the tweet once it was posted and was able to sign up for me (2 tickets) and my sister (2 more tickets). I was able to claim another 2 Lower Box tickets for my principal postpaid account. However, due to technical issues with the email sent by Globe to my sister's email account, Globe had to resend an email with the QR code. Due to the 1-day delay, all Lower Box tickets were already given away and we were only able to avail additional 2 Upper Box tickets (free seating).

Through the promos, we were able to secure 5 free tickets - for me, my 2 sisters and 2 cousins. Amazing! It seldom happens that free tickets are given away just like that.

Thanks to Globe and BlackBerry for giving us free access to this cool concert! I'm sure we'll have a great time enjoying true blue R&B and pop entertainment from Nicki Minaj herself.



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