Nicki Minaj scared her fans early September with a message on Twitter announcing her retirement. The rapper says he wants to focus on founding a family. Minaj has since removed the message and may join a long list of artists from her generation who announced their retirement, but then continued their career.

After fans send worried messages to Minaj, the rapper, known for hits like Anaconda and Starships , apologizes. "The tweet was too abrupt and insensitive, I am sorry," she writes. Artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lana Del Rey preceded her with premature retirement announcements.

I'm still right here. Still madly in love with you guys & you know that. In hindsight, this should've been a Queen Radio discussion & it will be. I promise you guys will be happy. No guests, just us talking about everything. The tweet was abrupt & insensitive, I apologize babe ♥ ️🙏

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Jay-Z releases The Black Album in 2003 with the announcement that it will be his last. He gives a grand farewell concert in Madison Square Garden in New York where the documentary Fade To Black is made.

Jay-Z soon starts working with other artists, such as R. Kelly and Linkin Park, to work on new music. His next solo album Kingdom Come appears three years later. After that six more albums follow, of which four are solo, one with Kanye West and most recently Everything Is Love with wife Beyoncé.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey made a major breakthrough at the end of 2011 thanks to her single Video Games, which makes her impression especially online. At the beginning of 2012 she launches her official debut album Born To Die . In an interview with Vogue , she says shortly afterwards that she does not think she will make another album. "What should I write about? I have already said everything I wanted to say."

Del Rey releases Ultraviolence in 2014. This is followed by Honeymoon (2015) and Lust For Life (2017). Norman Fucking Rockwell appeared at the end of August ! which puts them in the first place in the British hit list.


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It is no secret that Adele does not like to go on tour. The singer is honest that she is struggling with nerves. During a concert in Auckland, New Zealand in 2017, she announces that it may well be her last tour. "I do this for you", she tells her fans. "I don't think touring is for me."

At the beginning of 2019, the news is circulating that the singer, known for hits like Someone Like You and Hello , has canceled her tour company Remedy Touring LLP. Although it seems that the singer is no longer going on tour, new music seems to be coming. According to insiders, a new album should be released this year.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber already announces in 2013, at the age of nineteen, that he will retire. Both on Twitter and in an interview with radio station Power 106, he announces that he will stop music. However, he later nuances his words on Twitter, saying that he would never leave his fans.

After that, Bieber will experience the most successful period of his career in 2015 with the album Purpose and the hits Sorry and Love Yourself . Bieber announced earlier this year to take a break to work on his health in peace.


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Gordon announces at the end of 2015 that he will stop singing. At that time he is already focusing more on his television career. A year later he officially says goodbye as a singer with two concerts in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The singer has been in the business for 25 years.

The singer who recently withdrew from drug addiction visited a doctor in the United States to have his voice checked for permanent damage. Fortunately for the singer it appears that with the right training he should be able to get the high notes again. He immediately announced after that news that he had set his sights on a return as a singer.

Lily Allen

The British singer Lily Allen achieved great success between 2006 and 2009 with songs such as Smile , Not Fair and Fuck You . In 2009, however, she announced that she would stop recording music through an extensive story on her blog. Her contract with EMI will then expire and she is not planning to sign anywhere else at that time. The singer complains about illegal downloads that prevent artists from earning their money by releasing music.

For a long time it seems that Allen has put the deed to the floor. Only five years after the announcement does she release her third album Sheezus . In 2018 her latest album No Shame will follow .