‘Whole Lotta Money’: Nicki Minaj Ties Elton John Record with 40th Hot 100 Top 20 Hit

Published: Saturday 24th Jul 2021 by Rashad

Nicki Minaj is already cashing in on the success of ‘Whole Lotta Money (Remix)’ – the latest single from rising rapstress BIA.

Its original incarnation found aboard the latter’s 2020-released ‘For Certain’ EP,  the track had already been collecting buzz on its own before the Rap Queen gave it her royal blessing via a revamp.

In the week that followed the remix’s July 9 release, ‘Whole Lotta Money’ racked up a whole lotta streams and digital downloads – enough to land it in the top 20 of the refreshed Hot 100.   This may come as a first for BIA, but it’s a historic measure for Nicki.

See why inside:

Premiering at #16 on this week’s Hot 100, ‘Whole’ comes as Minaj’s record-extending 119th Hot 100 hit – the second most among women (only Taylor Swift has more with 137).

Here are the numbers that powered the bop to its impressive debut.

  • Digital Downloads 12,000 sold
  • Streaming 14.6 million U.S. streams
  • Radio Airplay ≈  8.4 million audience impressions

More notably, ‘Whole’ is Nicki’s 40th top 20 hit.  Advancing her to #7 on the all-time list of ‘most top 20 hits’ among all artists, only Drake (69), Lil Wayne (51), Taylor Swift (51), Elvis Presley (48), Madonna (44), The Beatles (42), and Rihanna (42) have more.  With 40 top 20 hits each, Nicki is tied in 7th place with legendary singer-songwriter Elton John.

As we extend our congrats to Nicki and BIA, click here to see who joins the duo in the Hot 100’s top 20 courtesy of TGJ’s weekly chart recap, ‘Chart Check.’

[main photo:  Getty Images/AP Images/WireImage]

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  1. SNF July 24, 2021

    It’s such a cute song. ✨

  2. Clarks0o00ñ July 24, 2021

    What a bop
    But I prefer the solo version without nicki.

    BIA is so pretty also.
    Happy she diesnt have a huge fake àss like other female rappers.

    • akathexfactor July 25, 2021

      Yea yea yea everybody has plastic surgery that holds little weight compared to talent like Nicki and others! 💅🏾

    • WRTW? July 25, 2021

      A true hater fashion, but congrats to you because you help her get here and the songs has no video. None of your favs could do it sweetie.

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  4. KeepingItReal July 24, 2021

    She did with FEATURES. Such trash compared to a real musician like Elton.

    • akathexfactor July 25, 2021

      Lol don’t be a hater she has bops of her own! Nicki broke Aretha’s record in 2015 💅🏾and Janet’s record this year! 🤳🏾

  5. akathexfactor July 25, 2021

    Another one for in the books for 👑Queen Nicki 🦄

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