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Who Out-Performed Nicki Minaj on the Billboard R&B and Hip-Hop Charts in 2012?

She may have showed up two hours late to the most recent American Idol taping wearing Hello Kitty slippers, but judge Nicki Minaj proves she’s been all business in 2012.

According to, Nicki wrapped up the year at spot No.3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Artist recap, just behind rapper/singer Drake and Rihanna. She was also in the top three of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artists lists and reached the No. 3 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

Nicki is signed to Young Money/Cash Money Records, whose had a huge year with not only her but also with labelmate Drake. All things considered, she may have earned that day of relaxation in those comfy slippers.


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12.18.2012 / 04:39 AM EDT by Marnie Brodersen
Related: American Idol, Nicki Minaj

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