7. Bon Iver Bests Nicki Minaj

Whatever your opinion about the Pink Friday rapper, Nicki Minaj is a modern cultural icon, much like Madonna before her. In 2012, the Grammy committee finally sat up and took notice of the girl Hip-Hop has loved since the Mixtape Nicki days, and gave her a shot of winning the Best New Artist Grammy. She lost to Bon Iver (WHO?!)…an upset so strange and cringe-worthy, even Bon Iver had to admit that it was “hard to accept this award.”

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