It’s been a good year for Drake and Nicki Minaj. Not only did they have successful music advancements but also continued to build an empire outside of music. Time too noticed and included the artists in their TIME Person of the Year Reader’s Poll.
This pass year Drake has went on to collaborate with Future, released one of the hottest mixtape/album of the year, opened a restaurant, designed sneakers and apparel for the hottest brands like Jordan and the NBA, opened a restaurant with a renowned chef in Toronto and managed to get the internet on his side to make a public mockery of Meek Mill. The magazine Toronto Life named Drake the most influential person in Toronto.
Nicki Minaj has plans for ABC Family comedy series that depicts the rap star’s life growing up in Queens, New York, she is starring in Barbershop 3: The Next Cut, performed with Beyonce during the Tidal Charity Concert and checked Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. She continues to rally behind women to not be overly complaisant and strive to achieve their goals.
Bernie Sanders currently leads the poll with 12.8% of votes with Malala Yousafza second with 4.8% and Pope Francis third with 3.7%. Nicki Minaj and Drake have 1.3% and 1.2% of votes, respectively. Other notable musicians are Adele and Taylor Swift. Barack Obama, Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian West, Refugees and Donald Trump are other notable considerations. To see and vote, visit the TIME’s.