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The young star has made "an indelible impact on the global cultural zeitgeist,” says Hannah Karp, Billboard’s Editorial Director.
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The singer has shared clips on her Instagram stories of her scrolling through audio files with the names of different cities she played in on the tour.
The much-anticipated 'Charlie’s Angels' soundtrack out now through Republic Records and Sony Entertainment.
On the genre-merging ‘My Everything’ album, Ariana Grande moved away from the fizzy pop of her debut and started coming into her own.
Fellow New York native Nicki Minaj jumps on the official remix to emerging rapper Pop Smoke’s ‘Welcome To The Party’.
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The genre-straddling composer also recently completed a sold out seven-night residency at London's Barbican.
On ‘Queen’, crossover artist Nicki Minaj reclaimed the hip-hop crown with her most rap-oriented album yet, and demanded fealty from the newcomers.
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When Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj joined forces on the powerhouse anthem ‘Bang Bang’, they proved three divas are better than one.
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With its steady reggae riddim and Minaj’s confident flows, ‘Megatron’ sees the rapper return to the more pop-driven sound that made her a household name.