And deservedly so!
Ever since Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday came out, we've really been able to see what an amazing, versatile star she is.
People can compare Minajesty to others all they want, but the truth is this - she's building on ground laid before her, yes, but she has raised the bar higher than anyone could ever imagine. And it's gonna be pretty hard for anyone else in her game to get higher.
She's Billboard's Rising Star of the Year now, but we see her being artist of the year in the future!
[Image via Adrianna M. Barraza/WENN.]