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Nicki Minaj Named Billboard’s ‘Rising Star’ For 2011


Nicki Minaj Named Billboard’s Rising Star

Nicki Minaj has racked up yet another accolade, this time Billboard’s ‘Rising Star’ for 2011.

The Young Money emcee has been given the honor by the publication who noted the success of her Pink Friday album as well as he recent wins at the American Music Awards.

Speaking on the accomplishment, Nicki released a statement saying,

“I am deeply honored to be recognized by Billboard. 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.”


The Rising Star Award acknowledges Minaj’s “phenomenal year” and will be presented at the Billboard Women in Music Event on Dec. 2 in New York City.

Minaj will be joined at the sixth annual event by Billboard Woman of the Year Taylor Swift.

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