In honor of her three decades and milestone birthday, we want to honor Nicki's top three accomplishments of the past year.
1) The always colorful star topped the charts with her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and then hit the road this summer on her first North American tour, The Pink Friday Tour! She also won three American Music Awards this year, and while she didn't take home a Grammy in 2012, she was still nominated for three!
2) Nicki told Cambio all about her voice acting debut as "Steffie" the wooly mammoth in the animated movie Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, alongside Drake, Rebel Wilson and Jennifer Lopez, just to name a few!
3) She crossed over to television. Not only was her "My Truth" E! miniseries wildy successful, but she also landed a coveted judging spot for the upcoming season of American Idol!
With everything Nicki's got going on (including her third studio album tentatively titled Pink Friday: The Pinkprint) she doesn't even need any on-set drama with fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey.
But we won't be able to resist following it...
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