In 2009, both Nicki Minaj and Drake signed to Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Records. Since then, the two have stood out as standout stars on their labels. In May  2010, Nicki and Drake graced the cover of XXL and soon after started making millions in album sales, touring the world and partnering with different companies in various business endeavors outside of music. Click the article below to read the original version of Eyes on Me and A Star Is Born, respectively, from the May  2010 issue.

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