Nicki Minaj named Top Rapper in the industry poll based on sales and chart positions
The rapper released ‘Tha Carter IV’ earlier this year, which went straight to the No 1 on the US albums chart and sold almost a million copies during its first week of release.
Lil Wayne also racked up four number-one singles, and had an impressive 24 chart entries on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart during a year in which he also performed for 712,000 people in 69 arena shows.
Lil Wayne’s total gross for touring in 2011 was $46,300,000.
Nicki Minaj came second on the poll, largely due to the success of her debut ‘Pink Friday’, which spent six weeks at the top of the charts and produced a further six Top 10 singles.
Chris Brown, Miguel and Wiz Khalifa also featured highly in the end-of-year list.