Now that Nicki Minaj has dropped three new hit tracks, she has surpassed Aretha Franklin’s decades-long record for most Hot 100 songs of any female artist.
The Queen of Soul held the record for nearly 40 years with 73 chart-making songs. Now Minaj has 76 Hot 100 entries, with the debut of three new songs that made Billboard’s Hot 100: “No Frauds,” with Drake and Lil Wayne (No. 14), “Regret in Your Tears” (No. 61) and “Changed It,” with Lil Wayne (No. 71).
Franklin first beat singer Connie Francis for the record in the summer of 1977 when she dropped her 54th Hot 100 song, “Break It to Me Gently.” From there she continued to dominate the top spot.
Minaj tied Franklin at 73 charted tracks just last week on March 18, when her “Make Love,” with Gucci Mane, dominated the air waves.
The rapper took to Instagram to dance and celebrate the news:
Man, I tell ya… God said he ain’t done showing off yet. Lol. Walked off stage to find out history was made yet again today. #NoFrauds #RegretInYourTears + #ChangedIt charted this week on Billboard & I now hold the title of most Hot 100 entries in the HISTORY of BILLBOARD among women of EVERY genre. To my fans: I fkn love u guys more than I’ll ever be able to put in words. Thank u so much for your unwavering love & support. God bless each & every one of you. To God be the glory. #YoungMoney #NickiInLONDON Island girl from South Side Jamaica, QUEENS!!!! NEW YORK CITY!!!!! ??’…Rrraaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Here are the most Hot 100 entries among women of all-time, according to Billboard:
76, Nicki Minaj
73, Aretha Franklin
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
Source: The Wrap