Nicki Minaj Passes Aretha Franklin for Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits by a Female
Nicki Minaj just hit another major career milestone. The Queens rapper has now officially surpassed Aretha Franklin for the most total appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 of any female artist. Thanks to her three new songs, “No Frauds,” featuring Lil’ Wayne and Drake (dubbed the Big 3), “Changed It” featuring Lil’ Wayne and “Regret in Your Tears,” Onika has now bested the Queen of Soul’s 73 appearances on the chart with a total of 76 appearances.
This week marks the first appearance on the list for all three of Nicki’s new bangers. “No Frauds” debuted at No. 14, “Regret in Your Tears” came in at No. 61 and finally “Changed It” came in at No. 71.
Billboard reports that Aretha Franklin had firmly held the title of most Hot 100 appearances among women for nearly 40 years. The Queen of Soul was first awarded the title on June 18, 1977 with the song “Break It to Me Gently” but two weeks ago it was reported that Nicki had officially tied the legend when the Nicki-assisted Gucci Mane song “Make Love” came in at the 78th spot on the chart.
This victory’s got to be particularly sweet for Nicki considering her Remy Ma diss track “No Frauds” is part of the reason her tally was pushed over the top. In the Murda Beatz-produced record with an infectious hook, Nicki goes straight for Remy’s neck with lines like, “Lil Boogie down basic bitch thinkin’ she back/Back to back, oh you mean, back to wack?”
On the night she dropped the diss track, Nicki posted a message on her Instagram saying that at Young Money, “we don’t write diss records. We write hit records and diss you on them.”
Congrats to Nicki Minaj on yet another career high.
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