Nicki Minaj now has more Billboard Hot 100 Hits than any other female artist
Nicki Minaj now has more songs on the Billboard Hot 100 than any other female artist. She takes the title from Aretha Franklin, who she was previously tied with as of March 18, when they both had 73 entries each.
Thanks to Minaj dropping the Drake and Lil Wayne collaboration “No Frauds,” “Regret in Your Tears,” and “Changed It” (also featuring Lil Wayne) — which came in at No. 14, 61, and 71, respectively — Minaj’s ranking went up to 76 entries and the torch has been passed accordingly.
Franklin’s reign on the ranking (which debuted Aug. 4, 1958) lasted from June 18, 1977 until March 11, 2017, when she and Minaj first tied. Though Franklin has top billing on every one of her entries, Minaj has top billing on 32 of her entries and is featured on the remaining 44.
Feb. 20, 2010 marked Minaj’s debut on the chart: She was a featured artist on Lil Wayne’s “Knockout,” which peaked at No. 44. “Your Love” was her first entry with lead billing, and she peaked at No. 14 in August of the same year. “Anaconda” leads her 13 top 10 hits, having reached the No. 2 spot.
UPDATE: After hearing of her feat, Minaj went on Instagram to celebrate the milestone and thank her supporters. “To my fans: I fkn love u guys more than I’ll ever be able to put in words,” she wrote. “Thank u so much for your unwavering love & support. God bless each & every one of you. To God be the glory.”