Nicki Minaj Breaks Billboard Record

Nicki Minaj is continuing to make history. Her latest single, “Super Bass,” is not only Ms. Minaj’s highest charting, mainstream single, it recently became the highest ranking song by a female rapper on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in nearly a decade.

According to Billboard, “Super Bass” landed at the No. 3 spot on this week’s charts—making her the first femcee to get into the top three position, without the aid of another featured guest—since Missy Elliott’s 2002’s smash, “Work.”

“Nicki isn’t like any other female rapper,” says Cash Money co-founder/co-CEO Ronald “Slim” Williams, “We knew she had the goods when Lil Wayne signed her. She’s not a female rapper — she’s a pop star who happens to rap.”

There have only been eight rap songs in the Top 10 by rappers of the opposite sex in the entire charts history, with Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop” being the only track to make it to No. 1. While Foxy Brown and Lil’ Kim were never able to earn that distinction, Da Brat, Neneh Cherry and Lil Mama are on that short list, which also includes M.I.A.

In addition “Super Bass,” is one of the highest selling singles of the year. So far it has sold 1.9 million copies, making it the year’s 21st-biggest overall seller.

Nicki is currently on tour with Britney Spears. —Elan Mancini

  • Wait

    Ester Dean sings the hook – how is this a solo single?

    • Mamuatula Comin’ 4 Ross

      Because there is no main writing contributor for the verses.

  • asdf

    “So far it has sold 1.9 million copies, making it the year’s 21st-biggest overall seller”

    21st?! biggest?!

  • ODTLF

    Kim never made it to the top ten ? she has had 5 top ten hot 100 singles

    • CARTEL

      The females that they mentioned have done it 10 YEARS AGO!!!…That’s why they said in nearly a decade!!!…Not the first time EVER!!…But u are right, Kim has been on the top 10…

  • liladge

    How is this history? For it to be history wouldn’t she had to be the first to do it? And Lil Kim’s “Magic Stick” peaked at #2 on the Billboard 100 in 2003. Who writes these stories? I mean really do your research.

    • Stop The Fake

      Magic Stick peak at Number 7 per Billboard. Billboard is unbiased not like Lil Kim fans who lie on her behalf.

  • http://facebook terrica

    nicki minajis a good singer….! her voice lightn her face whenever she sings…….! She’s a great person…..! <3