Nicki Minaj

The versatile rapper gave us a memorable turn as host of 2014’s show and was featured on seemingly every hit single of 2015.

About the artist

From: Trinidad and Tobago/New York City

Debut: ‘Pink Friday’ (2010)

Big Break: ‘Starships’ (2010)

Biggest Hit: ‘Anaconda’ (2014)

Cool Collab: ‘Bang Bang’ with Jessie J and Ariana Grande

Awesome Accolade: She won BET’s Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award five years in a row, setting a record.

EMA Appearance: Host, Glasgow 2014

EMA Performances: 'Super Bass', 'Bed Of Lies' (ft. Skylar Grey) & 'Anaconda' (2014)

EMA Nominations: Best Female/Best Hip-Hop/Best Look 2012, Best Female/Best Hip Hop/Biggest Fans/Best Look 2014

EMA Win: Best Hip-Hop 2012/2014

Fun Fact: One of Nicki’s backup dancers was bitten by a snake during rehearsals for her 2014 MTV VMA performance of ‘Anaconda’!

Why We Love Her: Like a hip-hop Madonna, she blends music, style, sex appeal, and a touch of scandal into a totally perfect package.