In Nicki Minaj’s case, her discography can boast of packing both quality and quantity.
For, while it is yet to deliver a US #1 single, it did churn out several Gold, Platinum (and in some cases Quadruple Platinum) certifications by way of sales generated before streaming data was thrown into the chart mix.
Today, said charts fall at her feet.
A historical feat below…
She has surpassed efforts made by Beyonce, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift to become the first female artist to have secured as many hits on the Hot 100 as she has.
Put simply? She has more chart entries than any other female artist in music history.
The record was previously held by Aretha Franklin.
Most Hot 100 Entries Among Women All-Time
76, Nicki Minaj
73, Aretha Franklin
70, Taylor Swift
56, Dionne Warwick
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
All three of Minaj’s latest songs were released on March 10, and debut in the top 15 of the Digital Song Sales chart: “Frauds” flies in at No. 2 with 79,000 first-week downloads sold in the week ending March 16, according to Nielsen Music; “Regret” bows at No. 10 (39,000); and “Changed” enters at No. 13 (35,000). The tracks also sport first-week totals of 12.1 million, 4.4 million and 4.8 million U.S. streams, respectively, in the tracking week.
Not bad for an artist many had written off before the release of debut album.