Nicki Minaj celebrates International Women's Day with a new record.
Exactly a month ago today, Nicki Minaj bested Taylor Swift for having the most hits on the Hot 100 when her collaboration on Major Lazer's "Run Up" featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR entered. Since then, Nicki clocked in another Hot 100 hit with "Bom Bidi Bom" alongside Nick Jonas, and now she's secured her 73rd as "Make Love" with Gucci Mane debuts at No. 78.
She is now tied with Aretha Franklin for the most Hot 100 hits among women.
It's worth noting 44 of Nicki's entries are features, whereas all of Franklin's entries were achieved on her own. Nonetheless, quite a feat!
Numbers jargon from Billboard:
Notably, and in line with the collaborative nature of hip-hop, Minaj has been credited as a lead artist on 29 of her Hot 100 entries and featured on 44; Franklin has boasted lead billing on all 73 of her Hot 100 hits (with much of her career predating years in which featured credits became common).
Minaj first hit the Hot 100 dated Feb. 20, 2010, as featured on Lil Wayne's No. 44-peaking "Knockout." She first charted as a lead with "Your Love," which reached No. 14 in August 2010. Minaj boasts 13 top 10s, with 2014's No. 2 hit "Anaconda" her highest-charting.
Franklin's span on the Hot 100 stretches from 1961 to 1998. The Queen of Soul has notched 17 top 10s, including the No. 1s "Respect" (two weeks on top, 1967) and "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," with George Michael (two weeks, 1987).
Most Hot 100 Entries Among Women All-Time
73, Aretha Franklin
73, Nicki Minaj
70, Taylor Swift
56, Dionne Warwick
53, Connie Francis
48, Mariah Carey
48, Brenda Lee
43, Miley Cyrus
41, Barbra Streisand
40, Mary J. Blige
40, Janet Jackson
40, Diana Ross