Adding her flare to the end of year extravaganza, Nicki Minaj was among the acts taking part in the west coast syndicate of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012" on Saturday night (December 31).
The 29-year-old singer took the stage to the delight of the crowd at the Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson hosted Hollywood-based portion of the annual NYE celebration.
Every year they comb through their massive collection of videos to find out which ones performed the best, and YouTube has just released the rundown of 2011's Top Ten releases over the past twelve months.
Coming as little surprise, the viral song "Friday" by Rebecca Black topped the pack.
The 27-year-old "Super Bass" singer is profiled in a feature titled 'We Love Her Minajesty!,' which includes a fashionable spread of pictures shot by Frederike Helwig along with a brief writeup to go with a few quotes from Nicki.
Bringing back her alter-ego Roman Zolanski in the finest form, Nicki Minaj has released a new track from her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded titled "Roman in Moscow".
Produced by StreetRunner and Sarom, the Grammy nominated singer told MTV of the song, "The track “is like a teaser to Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. When I say it’s a teaser, it’s like a trailer to the movie, it’s like setting the stage and I just wanted to touch the surface. It’s the wackest thing on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."
She’s a draw everywhere she goes, and Nicki Minaj certainly amped up the already-excited crowd outside of the Billboard Women In Music Awards in New York City on Friday (December 2).
The “Super Bass” babe sported long blonde wavy locks and posed for several pictures solo before blowing kisses to the crowd and heading inside to join up with guests including fellow attendee Taylor Swift.
The pint-sized superstar gushed about one of her favorite singers, Nicki Minaj, telling, “Nicki Minaj is an absolutely an amazing person. She has so much energy, and working with her was like just [a] spark.”
Having revealed the esteemed artists in the running for the top prizes in music, the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert took place in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday night (November 30).
Held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, the LL Cool J hosted ceremony saw Kanye West top the pack with seven chances at Grammy glory while British singer Adele scored six nominations in categories including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and the grand prize of Album of the Year for her heralded disc "21".