Nicki Minaj Surpasses Aretha Franklin for Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women
Queen Nicki reigns supreme.
Nicki Minaj takes the throne as the woman with the most Billboard Hot 100 entries of all time. The Young Money rapper’s #3PackFromParis helped her achieve the goal this week with three debuts—”No Frauds” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne at No. 14, “Regret in Your Tears” at No. 61, and the Weezy-assisted “Changed It” at No. 71.
With this trio of releases, Minaj boasts 76 overall entries while Franklin slides to second with 73. Prior to this, Franklin had the record for more than 40 years, until Minaj tied the 73 titles last week.
Aretha still has the crown for most Hot 100 entries as a lead artist with 73. Minaj has only charted with 32 songs as a lead, being featured on 44.
Back on the all-time overall female list, Nicki and Aretha are trailed by Taylor Swift (70), Rihanna (58), Madonna (57), Dionne Warwick (56), and Beyoncé (54).
The cast of Fox’s “Glee” has the record for most Hot 100 entries overall with 207. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne moves up to 135 while Drake is right behind him at 133. Minaj is currently in ninth place on this list, after passing Ray Charles, who now sits at No. 10 with 75 entries.
Earlier this month, Nicki addressed her rival Remy Ma by predicting and boasting about this week’s news. “Been writing my own raps since I was 11,” she wrote. “GOD knows. Next week, I’ll beat Aretha for the most Hot 100 hits on billboard by ANY woman in the world EVER in the history of music. Stay in your bum ass place. Jealousy gets u no where.”
The numbers could continue to climb for Minaj, who filmed a music video for “No Frauds” over the weekend in London.
All of this comes ahead of Nicki’s next album, the follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint, which is expected this year.
Most Hot 100 Entries Among Women All-Time
76 – Nicki Minaj
73 – Aretha Franklin
70 – Taylor Swift
58 – Rihanna
57 – Madonna
56 – Dionne Warwick
54 – Beyoncé
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