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Nicki Minaj Named Billboard’s Rising Star of 2011

Posted Wednesday November 23, 2011 4:40 PM GMT

After years of hard work and dedication, she made it to superstar status this year and now Nicki Minajis being honored for her talent.

It was announced on Wednesday (November 23) that the “Super Bass” singer has been named Billboard’s Rising Star of 2011.

In a statement, Minaj said, "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."

Nicki will be on-hand to accept her award at the sixth annual Women in Music event in New York City on December 2, where Taylor Swift will be honored with Billboard’s Woman of the Year.

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