BeyHive and Barbz rejoice!
As of this week, Nicki Minaj has officially tied with Beyoncé for the most entries in the top 10 Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard charts by a woman. According to Billboard, it was Nicki’s recent “Chun-Li” that sealed the deal, marking her 30th entry in the top 10 as it sat at No. 8 following a 10 percent rise in plays during the week ending with May 20th, which could be partly attributed to her performance of the track on the Season 43 finale of Saturday Night Live.
Now, Nick and Bey officially hold down the role at No. 7 of the top 10 artists with top 10 hits in the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, falling behind Drake with 58, Lil Wayne who claims 54, Chris Brown who has earned 48, Jay Z who has 35, Usher with 32, and T.I. who scrapes past with 31.
It was earlier in the year that Beyoncé earned her 30th with “Top Off,” alongside DJ Khaled, Jay Z and Future. Currently though, Beyoncé is the only woman to have 12 No. 1 tracks on the chart as Nicki sits at No. 3 with nine tracks while Rihanna is sandwiched between the two with 10 tracks.
Nicki first earned an entry into the top 10 in 2010 when she hopped on Ludacris’s “My Chick Bad” which peaked at No. 2 that year. She’ll likely get to add a few more tracks to that record come August, which is host to the new release date for her long-awaited Queen album, arriving on the 10th of that month.