Nicki Minaj Ties Madonna’s Hot 100 Mark
Nicki Minaj has a few Billboard chart honors under her belt, and this week she adds another. With her new single, "Bed Of Lies," featuring Skylar Grey, Minaj ties Madonna's mark for the third-most tracks by a woman to grace the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart. The rapper also shares the mark with Dionne Warwick.
"Bed Of Lies," which Nicki debuted at the MTV European Music Awards earlier this month, is her 56th song to hit the Hot 100, with only Aretha Franklin (73) and Taylor Swift (66) ahead of her. The song debuted at No. 70 on the chart, and at No. 23 on the Digital Songs meter.
Nicki is no stranger to the charts, of course; the rapper has a number of honors under her belt. "Super Bass" became the highest-charting song by a female rapper on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2011, while she passed Michael Jackson's mark of Hot 100 entries earlier in the year. Her previous single, "Only," became her 56th song to hit the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart earlier this month as well.
With the rate she's going, Nicki will be removing the word "female" from her chart records in the near future and start taking on the phrase "all-time." The Pinkprint is on the way Dec. 15.