Nicki Minaj Wins 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
The Queen of the Barbz is not only one of the biggest hip-hop artists in the world but also one of the biggest musicians of the planet. Her latest album, The Pinkprint, which dropped in 2014, is also nominated for Best Rap Album at the upcoming 58th Grammy Awards.
The Pinkprint debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 244,000 units (198,000 in pure album sales). In February 2015, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with sales exceeding 500,000. This is Nicki's second People's Choice Award. She previously won Best Hip-Hop Artist in 2013.
Over 72 million votes were cast by fans from across the country for this year's People’s Choice Awards. A big first-time nominee this year was The Weeknd. He lead the list of nominees with five nods, including Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album for Beauty Behind the Madness. Drake was also nominated for Favorite Album and Chris Brown was nominated for Favorite R&B Artist. Fetty Wap also received some shine as a nominee in the Favorite Breakout Artist category. Halsey, Tori Kelly, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes competed against the "Trap Queen" rapper with the latter earning the award.
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