AMP Music Minute Year In Review: T.I., Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj

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This year everyday was Pink Friday, especially if you happen to be [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm], who had an outstanding year in every regard of the word. The Head Barb in Charge (HBIC) took over every aspect of pop music this year and made sure that by the time we ring in the New Year, the whole world will already know her.

It’s impossible to know where to begin when talking about Nicki’s accomplishments this year. So we will just try to hit on some of her most notable highlights.

[photogallerylink id=134676 align=right]First of all her smash hit “Superbass” went from big to bigger after everyone from internet upstarts, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Karmin [/lastfm]to country-pop royalty [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] covered the song and shared it with their own fan bases. Even AMP DJ Seena got in on the go ’round and tried her hand at Nicki’s spitfire lyrics.

She also inked a deal with OPI, a nail polish company and has her own line coming out with colors named after her music and personality, every nail will be like an extension of the pop diva herself. She also was presented the opportunity to have her likeness immortalized by a Mattel Barbie Doll, which was too fitting to pass up.

Minaj also made her way around the award shows and other awesome events like the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the American Music Awards, where she performed and won stuff. But she didn’t want the year to end without getting us all ready for her new album Pink Friday: Roman’s Revenge.

So she dropped a couple new tracks in the last few weeks and told us to fasten our seatbelts until Valentines Day 2012, which is when the new album is scheduled for release.

Lately, she’s been working a lot with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Guetta[/lastfm], and their new song together “Turn Me On” is turning up all over radio everywhere and climbing the charts by leaps and bounds.

Still, Nicki is in the middle of taking over the entire pop world and that wouldn’t be complete without an appearance on the United States’ biggest stage: halftime at the Super Bowl. While nothing has been set in stone, Minaj did suggest that she’d be a featured guest during Madonna’s set. That would just be awesome.  But who knows?

What we do know is that Minaj is just one of the many Young Money albums that will be released next year. And we can tell already that her star is going to be one of the brightest still shining when all the dust has settled. Oh yeah, and she did get that Grammy nod for Best New Artist so… she’s killin ’em!

Nicki Mnaj “Superbass”

  • Are you excited about the Nicki Minaj takeover that’s taking place? Is she making a new lane for women rappers? What do you think?

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