Nicki Minaj Breaks Record

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Nicki Minaj broke records on the Billboard Hot 100, as she surpassed Aretha Franklin for the most total appearances among women in the chart's 58-year history.

Minaj matched Franklin at 73 charted titles apiece on the March 18 tally, when "Make Love," with Gucci Mane, debuted.

Then the hip-hop star debuted three tracks from her new album, giving her a total of 76 mentions on the Hot 100. Her single “No Frauds” featuring Lil Wayne and Drake debut at No. 14 this week, while “Regret In Your Tears” debut at No. 61, and “Change It” came in at No. 71.

Minaj is now six Hot 100 hits ahead of Taylor Swift, who is 12 ahead of Rihanna.

icki Minaj celebrated the milestone today on Instagram by thanking her fans. “Man, I tell ya,” she wrote. “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!!!!!!!”

The most Hot 100 entries among women all-time are:
76, Nicki Minaj
73, Aretha Franklin
70, Taylor Swift
58, Rihanna
57, Madonna
56, Dionne Warwick
54, Beyonce
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

-Devashree Goenka