Nicki Minaj Ties Taylor Swift for Second Most Hits Among Women


As previously reported, The Chainsmokers rule the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 19) for a 12th week with «Closer,» featuring Halsey, Meanwhile two songs enter the top 10: Rae Sremmurd’s «Black Beatles,» featuring Gucci Mane (13-9), and Drake’s «Fake Love» (24-10).

Who else makes notable moves on the Hot 100?

Alessia Cara, «Scars to Your Beautiful»
The positive-image anthem surges 30-24 on the Hot 100 and 13-9 on the Pop Songs airplay chart (up 15 percent in plays, according to Nielsen Music). Cara collects her second Pop Songs top 10; her debut hit «Here» topped the Feb. 6 chart.

Meek Mill feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Nicki Minaj, «Froze»
As Meek Mill’s DC4 debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 3 on the Billboard 200, seven songs from the set enter the Hot 100, led by «Litty» featuring Tory Lanez, the chart’s Hot Shot Debut at No. 49. Also among the seven new entries: «Froze,» featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Nicki Minaj, at No. 68. The track marks Minaj’s 69th Hot 100 visit, tying her with Taylor Swift for the second-most among women in the chart’s 58-year history — only trailing The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

Here’s a look at the elite women to make the most visits to the Hot 100 all-time:

73, Aretha Franklin
69, Nicki Minaj
69, Taylor Swift
57, Madonna
57, Rihanna
56, Dionne Warwick
53, Beyonce
53, Connie Francis
48, Brenda Lee
47, Mariah Carey
43, Miley Cyrus
41, Barbra Streisand
40, Mary J. Blige
40, Janet Jackson
40, Diana Ross

(Often charting as a featured rapper, Minaj has been the lead artist on 25 of her Hot 100 entries, or 36 percent. Franklin has been the lead on all 73 of hers, while Swift has sported lead billing on 66 of hers.)

Drake, «Two Birds, One Stone»
Meanwhile, Drake moves closer to the mark for the most Hot 100 appearances among all soloists. «Two Birds, One Stone» (from More Life, expected in December) bows at No. 73, marking his 130th entry, second only among solo artists to Lil Wayne’s 132. Among all acts, only the cast of Glee, which featured a rotation of singers on its releases, boasts more: 207.

Here is a rundown of the artists with the most charted Hot 100 titles overall:

207, Glee cast
132, Lil Wayne
130, Drake
108, Elvis Presley
91, James Brown
86, Jay Z
81, Chris Brown
80, Kanye West
75, Ray Charles
73, Aretha Franklin
71, The Beatles
69, Nicki Minaj
69, Taylor Swift

(Notably, Presley’s career launched in 1956, two years before the Hot 100’s inception.)