MTV gives you two reasons to love the start of the New Year

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MTV is giving music fans two reasons to love the start of the New Year with new features of GRAMMY nominated artists Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran on the channel. On the heels of the critical and commercial smash debut of “The Pinkprint,” MTV will once again give viewers a behind-the-scenes, deeply personal window into the world of hip hop titan Nicki Minaj in Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN. The second instalment in the network’s ongoing Nicki Minaj documentary trilogy, Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN will premiere on Thursday, 29 January at 7.30pm (WIB), 8.30pm (SG), 9.30pm (MY), Saturday, 31 January at 1pm (PH) and Sunday, 1 February at 8pm (TH). Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will perform and share personal stories from his life that have inspired his chart-topping songs from Whelan’s in Dublin, Ireland, the venue where he first saw the artist that made him want to pursue music -- Damien Rice. Storytellers Live: Ed Sheeran will premiere on Thursday, 5 February at 7.30pm (WIB), 8.30pm (SG), and 9.30pm (MY) and Saturday, 7 February at 1pm (PH) and 8pm (TH).
“I'm very thankful to MTV that I get to release a very truthful documentary for my fans surrounding the release of “The Pinkprint.” I fully trust them to keep the integrity of my journey while giving such a personal glimpse into my guarded world. Our first movie together, My Time Now, became an instant classic among my core fans who've been asking us to do it again for years. They will be very pleased with this new installment. I'm very excited about it.” – Nicki Minaj

“It’s amazing to come back to perform at a place that means so much to me personally,” said Sheeran. “I was only about 11 or 12 years old when I saw Damien play at Whelan’s, and that night literally changed my life. The time he spent talking with me after the show made all the difference. It inspired me in a way that I only hope to do for someone else.”

Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN

Across its 60-minute runtime, Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN showcases the superstar at her most raw and uninhibited as she prepares to release her most introspective album to date, “The Pinkprint.”

My Time Again follows Nicki through the streets of her native Southside Jamaica, Queens, as she recounts memories of growing up in a one-room basement apartment with her family. The documentary picks up with Nicki in the recording studio, capturing her creative genius, her battle to stay at the top of the rap game, and her uncensored perspectives on her contemporaries and the state of hip hop in America. An excerpt of Nicki in her own words from My Time AGAIN:

"Most people don’t rap anymore; most people ain’t even trying to spit, they getting by being fraudulent - everybody is getting by not pushing their pen… Do you know how many times I think to myself, why did I just rewrite this verse when everything on the radio is a bunch of wack verses?”

My Time AGAIN also provides an unfiltered look at the highs, lows, and crazy in-betweens of superstardom – from the sheer joy of completing the “The Pinkprint,” to the end of an 11-year romantic relationship, to her firsthand account of the now infamous snakebite and wardrobe malfunctions episodes surrounding the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards,” to her cherished time with her beloved family and friends. Nicki in her own words from My Time AGAIN:

“What is this all for if this for if I am not with the people that I care about the most?”

Part one of MTV’s Nicki Minaj trilogy, Nicki Minaj: My Time Now aired in 2010 and followed Nicki’s meteoric rise to stardom – with stops in Queens and her native Trinidad – as she prepared to release her debut album, “Pink Friday.”

The documentary is a continuation of MTV’s highly rated, award-winning music documentary series that has given unprecedented looks at superstars including Lady Gaga, Drake, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran.

Radical Media is the production company for Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN . Dave Sirulnick, Jonathan Mussman and Elena Diaz serve as Executive Producers for MTV. Justin Wilkes and Jon Doran are Executive Producers for Radical, Annetta Marion is the Producer and Michael John Warren is the Director. Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN is a production of MTV Docs.

Storytellers Live: Ed Sheeran




Ed Sheeran is a 6-x GRAMMY nominated, multiplatinum singer/songwriter. At only 23 years old, the British artist has already become a global phenomenon. His latest album “x” (pronounced multiply) has gone to #1 in 14 countries around the world, including the United States and his native United Kingdom, where it was both the biggest and fastest selling album of 2014. “x” – which is currently nominated for Album of the Year at the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - features back-to-back platinum hits “Sing” and “Don’t” as well as the current single “Thinking Out Loud,” which is shaping up to be the biggest of Sheeran’s already stellar career. An acclaimed live performer, Sheeran has played countless sold out shows all over the globe, including a 3-night stand at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and 4 nights at London’s O2 Arena. This summer will see him perform biggest headlining shows to date - 3 sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium. For more information, please visit www.edsheeran.com.




Storytellers Live: Ed Sheeran will be produced by JA Digital, with Paul Dugdale directing. Bill Flanagan, Lee Rolontz and Sandy Alouete are executive producers and Lara Fried serves as producer.

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