Whether penciled in history books for reasons good, bad, ugly, and/or everything in between, 2020 brought with it some of entertainment’s most memorable moments.
Now, as the year draws to a close, That Grape Juice is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscape as we know it.
Good things come to those who wait! Next, we look back at Nicki Minaj‘s historic 2020.
Love her or loathe her, numbers don’t lie.
2020 has been pretty damn good to Nicki Minaj, a feat underscored by her wins on a number of fronts.
The GRAMMY nominee, already penciled in history books for being the first female artist to collect 100 Hot 100 hits, sits in the tally’s record logs for having the most appearances over her career – a title she temporarily held after snatching it back from Taylor Swift in November.
And, while that accomplishment was much to celebrate, her biggest triumph on the hit list came in the spring when she netted her first pair of chart-toppers: ‘Say So’ (with Doja Cat) and ‘Trollz’ (with 6ix9ine).
The first chart crowning etched her in history books for a myriad of reasons including owning the first all-female Rap duet to top the charts as well as extending her reign as the first female Rap artist to nab a Hot 100 top 20 hit every year eleven years straight. The latter, on the other hand, rocketed to the top with some of the year’s biggest first-week sales.
The chart victories only added to a year already peppered with success on a professional and personal front that included historic wins at the American Music Awards and giving birth to her first child.