Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nicki Minaj named Billboard’s 2011 Rising Star

Nicki Minaj has been named Billboard's "Rising Star" for 2011.

On Wednesday, the music industry paper announced the news and that Minaj will be presented with the honor at the Billboard Women in Music Event on December 2 in New York City.

Minaj will be joined at the sixth annual event by Billboard Woman of the Year Taylor Swift, her friend and an early booster through radio interviews and a widely seen concert cameo.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized by Billboard," says Minaj. "My nation of barbz and I have come a mighty long way; yet we are nowhere close to where God will take us. Sit back and enjoy the ride."

Minaj’s "Pink Friday" album has issued 8 singles, including the mega-hit “Super Bass,” which pushed Nicki to become the first female rapper in a decade to top the Billboard 200.

“Pink Friday” has gone on to sell 1.6 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Read more at Billboard here.

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