5) Nicki Minaj – Super BassYou know you're big when a video of a cute kid covering your song garners over 25 million YouTube views. Which is exactly what happened when little Sophia Grace Brownlee of Essex covered Nicki Minaj's Super Bass. It made such a commotion online that chat show host Ellen Degeneres flew Sophia and her hype girl and cousin Rosie to Hollywood to perform onstage with Ms. Minaj herself.
Nicki Minaj's debut album, Pink Friday, was released in 2010 but found its commercial success in the UK in 2011. Its success was so palpable that Nicki managed to release nine of the 13 tracks on the album as singles. Aside from her own album, Nicki appeared on tracks with Drake, David Guetta, Usher, Young Money, Pharrell, Britney Spears and Gucci Mane, to name a few. After an incredible year, Nicki was nominated for 2011 4Music Video Honours Best Girl and Best Video 2011 and won Best Big Beat with this song, Super Bass.