Nicki Minaj Ties Drake for Most #1 Digital Hits (Among Rappers) in Billboard History Thanks to ‘Red Ruby’

Published: Saturday 18th Mar 2023 by Rashad

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When it comes to the Billboard Hot 100, Drake and Nicki Minaj reign as the chart’s undisputed Hip-Hop King and Queen.

While the former leads the hitlist’s record books as the artist with the most appearances overall (293), the latter – after making history as the first woman to collect 100 Hot 100 hits –  remains the most decorated woman of color on the tally with 126.

Her record-extending 126th entry came courtesy of her new single ‘Red Ruby Da Sleeze,’ which not only shines as this week’s top-selling song but also tied her with Drake’s rule on another important Billboard chart.

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Peruse of the refreshed Digital Song Sales chart sees Minaj in a familiar spot thanks to the explosive opening week of ‘Ruby,’ which comes as the overall second-best of the year following Miley Cyrus’ gargantuan hit ‘Flowers’ (which moved 70,000 digital units70,000 digital units its first week).

The summit land marks the 13th of Nicki’s career on this Billboard listing, an arrival that not only extends her run as the female rapper with the most digital chart toppers but also places her in a three-way tie with Drake and her ‘Beauty and a Beat‘ co-star Justin Bieber. As such, the Harajuku Barbie and Drizzy share the title of Hip-Hop performers with the most digital #1s (as of time reported).

In fact, the only artists to have amassed more #1 runs on the Digital Song Sales chart overall are Rihanna (14) and Taylor Swift (25).

This Week’s Digital Song Sales Chart

All the more impressive is the fact the feat was accomplished before the delivery of the official ‘Red’ music video.

Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for news on when that visual will be unlocked.

[main photo sources: Instagram/Billboard]

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  1. #TruthHurtz March 18, 2023

    Go awwwff Nicki… still running the game after so long. Proud of her. More music, no drama please n thanks Queen. Although I don’t think Ruby needs a video.

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  3. YOUFlop March 24, 2023

    The most digital chart toppers?? Kinda easy to break records where there isn’t one, and you also hold the records for the biggest flop from number one. Missy Kim Foxy, and more actually sold albums, not streams. Nicky is smoke, mirros and stream farms, and she still can’t revive her career.

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