1. Moment 4 Life

Nicki Minaj and her crazy hair and even crazier shoe collection have only been in the spotlight for a couple of years, though it seems like she's been around forever. She was born Onika Tanya Maraj in a town in Trinidad before her mom moved her to Queens, New York at the age of five. Her music career was hardly this glamorous at first -- she played the clarinet in middle school! But, less than a decade later her first album made it to the top of the Billboard 200 chart.