Music's Best Newcomers of 2010

Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Best Coast and more of the musicians who burst onto the scene last year
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Nicki Minaj

In the space of a few months, the coolest Trinidadian since Billy Ocean went from hustling her mixtapes for free on Twitter to recording with Will.i.am and slaying Kanye on his own track. Not bad for a former waitress at Red Lobster.

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