Nicki Minaj Lands 50th Top 10 on Hot Rap Songs Chart, Ties for Third Place All-Time

The huge week for Nicki Minaj and her Pink Friday 2 album includes a milestone achievement on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, where she captures her 50th top 10 on the genre list, tying for the third-most among all acts. The superstar hits the mark thanks to three new tracks from Pink Friday 2, which debuts at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and Top Rap Albums charts.

Minaj concurrently nabs her 48th, 49th and 50th top 10 visits on the multimetric Hot Rap Songs chart, which blends streaming, radio airplay and sales into its rankings with the debuts of “Everybody,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert (No. 3), “FTCU” (No. 5) and “Barbie Dangerous” (No. 10). With the trio’s showing in the top tier, Minaj ties Kanye West for the third-most top 10s on Hot Rap Songs, which launched in 1989. A pair of familiar names are the only acts with more than 50 appearances in the upper region – Minaj’s frequent collaborators, Drake (133) and Lil Wayne (54).

As Minaj moves to take a share of the bronze, here’s an updated recap of the acts with the most top 10 hits on Hot Rap Songs:

133, Drake
54, Lil Wayne
50, Nicki Minaj
50, Kanye West
44, Lil Baby
42, Jay-Z
40, Future

In addition to the three top 10 hits, Minaj lands nine more Pink Friday 2 debuts on the 25-position Hot Rap Songs chart:

No. 11, “Let Me Calm Down,” featuring J. Cole
No. 12, “Beep Beep”
No. 16, “Big Difference”
No. 17, “Fallin 4 U”
No. 18, “RNB,” featuring Lil Wayne & Tate Kobang
No. 20, “Pink Friday Girls”
No. 23, “Cowgirl,” featuring Lourdiz
No. 24, “Pink Birthday”
No. 25, “Bahm Bahm”

Plus, previous single “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” which topped Hot Rap Songs for one week in March, returns at No. 22 following streaming and sales activity from the parent album’s release.

As mentioned above, Pink Friday 2 opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Rap Albums charts with 228,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week of Dec. 8 – 14, according to Luminate. The launch, notably, became Minaj’s third champ on the Billboard 200 – a new record among female rappers.

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