Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé Tied For Most Top 10 Hits By Women In Mainstream
Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé Tied For Most Top 10 Hits By Women In Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart
Nicki Minaj has tied with Beyoncé for the most entries in the top 10 Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard chart, Billboard reported on Friday. “Chun-Li,” which now sits at the No. 8 spot on the chart as of May 26, marks Nicki’s 30th entry on the list. Nielsen Music recorded a 10 percent rise in plays for “Chun-Li’ during the week ending on May 20. As a result, Nicki and Beyoncé now share the no. 7 spot among the best 10 acts on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
The only artists with more top 10 hits than Nicki and Beyoncé are Drake with 58, Lil Wayne with 54, Chris Brown with 48, Jay Z with 35, Usher with 32, and T.I. with 31.
Earlier this year, Beyoncé had dethroned Nicki for this title, as “Top Off,” with DJ Khaled, Jay Z, and Future, marked her 30th entry into the top 10 chart. 12 of Beyoncé’s songs have made it to No. 1, and she’s the only female artist to do so.
Nicki’s first entry into the chart was back in 2010, with her feature on Ludacris’s “My Chick Bad,” which reached No. 2 that year. Nine of Nicki’s hits have hit the No. 1 spot, ranking her third among women: as previously mentioned, Beyoncé is first, but Rihanna is a close second with 10 No. 1 hits on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Nicki recently pushed back the date of her upcoming album, Queen, to August 10.