Black stars shine at 2013 People’s Choice Awards

Steve Harvey, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic, Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic, Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)

Steve Harvey, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic, Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic, Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)

The 2013 People’s Choice Awards held in Los Angeles, California honored the favorite shows, movies and celebrities of 2012 chosen by the fans.

There were three black winners last night.

In the new favorite talk-show host category, Steve Harvey won. Harvey told CNN in August about his fears of jumping into the talk show game.

“I don’t know how it’s going to go, but I also know that God didn’t bring me this far to leave me, so He causes things to happen,” Harvey said.

Rihanna took home the favorite R&B artist award. The Barbadian recording artist has found a way to live her carefree, and sometimes wild life and yet keep up with her music.

Rihanna released her seventh studio album Unapologetic last November and the album sold over 230,000 copies the first week, landing No. 1 on Billboard 200 charts.

Rapper Nicki Minaj took the favorite hip-hop artist crown. Minaj released her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up last November as well, but sales were worse than expected.

“It is hard to get the album because the stores basically said that the last few re-releases they had put out did not do well and they didn’t want to take a chance,” Minaj said in an interview on New York City’s Power 105.1 radio station. “So, Target and Walmart is not selling the album. Target is actually my biggest retailer — they’ve always been my biggest retailer. They’ve sold the most Nicki Minaj albums ever, so, thank you, Target. But I wish you could’ve sold this one.”

“At the end of the day, I was happy I was able to put the music out,” Minaj added.

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