Nicki Minaj Is Now Tied With Aretha Franklin for Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women
Nicki Minaj may not be getting any R-E-S-P-E-C-T when it comes to her feud with Remy Ma, but she’s getting props for her recent achievement on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Gucci Mane’s song “Make Love,” on which she's featured, entered the charts at No. 78, causing the Queen Barbz to reach a milestone—she now has a career 73 entries on the Hot 100. Minaj is tied with Aretha Franklin for the most total appearances among women in the chart’s 58-year history, according to Billboard.
Minaj’s history on the Hot 100 dates back to 2010, when she made her first appearance on Lil Wayne’s song, “Knockout.” She then charted with “Your Love” in August 2010, and continued her charting reign with 2014’s “Anaconda," which was her highest chart-topper, reaching No. 2.
Meanwhile, the Queen of Soul’s charting span on the Hot 100 stretches from 1961 to 1998. During her venerable career, Franklin has notched 17 top 10s, including the No. 1 hit "Respect” in 1967.
Also making history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart is Rihanna, who passed Madonna with 58 entries on the chart (Madge currently has 57 appearances on the Hot 100). The Bajan singer can thank Future for her accomplishment— his song “Selfish,” on which she's featured, debuted at No. 37 on the Hot 100 this week. It will mostly climb into the Top 10, as it is a fan favorite.
Congratulations to Nicki Minaj on her chart achievement.