Nicki Minaj Is The Queen Of Billboard, Makes History As First Woman With 100 Appearances on Billboard Hot 100
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Billboard has spoken and Nicki Minaj is apparently their queen. The New York rapper became the first female artist in any genre to have 100 entries on the publication’s Hot 100 chart after her recent collaboration with Tyga, “Dip,” debuted at No. 83. She joins two of her Young Money labelmates, Drake and Lil’ Wayne, as one of only five acts to ever achieve this coveted status in the chart’s 60-year history. The other two chart toppers are the cast of Fox’s Glee and the late Elvis Presley.
Minaj shared her joy with her 94.5 million Barbs on Instagram. “#Dip just became my record breaking 100th entry. Can’t believe it, Thank you,” she wrote in the caption underneath a picture she posted announcing the news. The grateful message was accompanied by several heart and praying hands emojis. Minaj first appeared on the chart in 2010 as a featured artist on Lil’ Wayne’s “Knockout”. Seventeen of the 100 songs made it all the way to the chart’s top 10.  Her achievement is considered even more remarkable because all of her entries have been logged in the same decade while many artists fail to even come close to 100 entries throughout the lives of the career. Congrats Onika!