Drake, Nicki Minaj & Adele Nominated to Be Time’s Person of the Year
The two rap superstars appear on a list of candidates, including Adele, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Kim Kardashian. The annual Person of the Year cover features the most influential individual or individuals for the year and can be anyone from a pop star, rapper, activist or politician.
Drake is having a stellar year with his mixtape/album, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and his collaborative effort with Future, What a Time to be Alive. His highly anticipated album, View From the 6 is also looming in the near future.
Not to mention, his highly successful song, "Hotline Bling," and the mass hysteria surrounding his beef with Meek Mill over the summer that spurred his two diss songs, "Charged Up" and "Back to Back."
But Nicki Minaj is no lightweight either. After a successful run with The Pinkprint Tour, releasing the summer anthem "Feeling Myself" with R&B queen Beyonce and becoming the first rapper to cover New York Times Magazine since Tupac Shakur, the case for the Queen Barbz influence this year is solid. Not to mention Queen Bey also sang a tribute to Nicki earlier this year.
But while it would be great to see a hip-hop star on the cover of Time, the competition is stiff. With the return of Adele and her massive sales for her first album in three years, 25, the British singer is also a shoe-in for the spot.
But oddly enough it's Bernie Sanders holding the number one spot for now as readers file in their votes for the title. The 2016 presidential hopeful is followed by the ever-inspirational Malala Yousafzal, Pope Francis and President Barack Obama and talk show host Stephen Colbert. It'll ultimately be up to the editorial staff at Time to choose the featured person though.
The Reader's Poll winner will be announced on Dec. 7 while Time's pick will be revealed on Dec. 9.
Vote and check out the polling results here.