Popular female rapper, Nicki Minaj is set to receive the GAME CHANGER award at this year’s #BBWomenInMusic after becoming the first woman to earn 100 appearances on the #Hot100. Billboard’s 14th annual Women in Music event is returning to Los Angeles, and this year’s honorees are Nicki Minaj, Brandi Carlile, Alanis Morissette,and Roc Nation chief operating officer Desiree Perez.
Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Born in Saint James, Port of Spain, and raised in Queens, New York City, she gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over, Sucka Free, and Beam Me Up Scotty.
“Billboard’s Women in Music is an annual opportunity for us to celebrate undeniably influential women from across the industry. This year, with honorees like Alanis Morisette, Brandi Carlile, Desiree Perez and Nicki Minaj, we are excited to highlight a diverse group of women pushing limits and breaking boundaries,” as said by Billboard Editorial Director, Hannah Karp .
This year’s event will be sponsored by YouTube Music, Bumble Bizz, Honda, American Express, JNSQ Wines, FIJI Water, Live Nation / Women Nation and PATRÓN Tequila.