Nicki Minaj is closing out 2011 with yet another accolade. The barbie superstar is still riding high from her debut album Pink Friday which scored her yet another award. This time it’s courtesy of Entertainment Weekly who named Nicki’s mega hit ‘Super Bass’ as the Best Single of 2011. Beyonce, her hubby Jay-Z and Kanye West made the list for ‘Countdown’ and ‘No Church in the Wild,’ respectively. Newly engaged Britney Spearsalso grabbed a spot on the list. Kim Kardashian‘s forgetful track ‘Jam (Turn It Up) made the list for all the wrong reasons. Check out the full list below.
EW’s Best Songs of the Year:
“Super Bass” – Nicki Minaj
“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People
“No Church in the Wild” – The Throne (Kanye West and Jay-Z) feat. Frank Ocean
“Video Games” – Lana Del Rey
“Countdown” – Beyonce Knowles
“Romance” – Wild Flag
“I Wanna Go” – Britney Spears
“Brighter Than the Sun” – Colbie Caillat
“Walk” – Foo Fighters
“What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” – Kelly Clarkson
EW’s Worst Songs of the Year:
“Jam (Turn It Up)” – Kim Kardashian
“Leck Mich im Arsch” – Insane Clown Posse
“T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)” – will.i.am ft. Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger
“Shotgun” – Limp Bizkit
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” cover – Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga Named Associated Press Entertainer of the Year
The votes are in for Entertainer of the Year and Lady Gaga is at the top of the list according to The Associated Press.
Gaga bumps the late Steve Jobs (Founder of Apple computers and Macintosh software) to her number one spot by just three votes.
The Associated Press awards this annual honor based on who was deemed the most influential person in entertainment culture for 2011. The nominees are then voted on by 135 AP editors and broadcasters who make their decision towards the later part of the year.
Lady Gaga has had a pretty fabulous year. Along with having several hit songs on Billboards Top 100, she also amplified her efforts to stop bullying after the death of her young fan Jamey Rodemeyer. Recently Gaga took her fight to the White House where she met with President Obama in an effort to draw attention to her foundation entitled Born This Way which also helps to empower disadvantaged youth.
Other honorees include Steve Jobs who largely impacted the way in which many of us communicate and listen to music with the advent of Apple’s IPhone, IPod, and IPad. Grammy award winner Taylor Swift, Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen, and even the entire cast of “Harry Potter” made the list. Previous winners of the AP Entertainer of the Year included Betty White, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.
Congratulations to Lady Gaga and all the other winners! Can’t wait to see what new faces 2012 will have in store.