At present, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé are the two female artists with the most hits to reach the Top 10 on the Billboard R & B / Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album has been delayed, however this hasn’t stopped her from achieving a new record on the Billboard charts. This record was set off as Nicki’s song “Chun-Li” jumped from # 11 to # 8, becoming her 30th song to reach the Top 10 of the aforementioned charts, sharing the same record with Beyoncé.
Male artists with more songs in the Top 10 than Nicki and Beyoncé include: Drake – 58, Lil Wayne – 54, Chris Brown – 48, Jay-Z – 35, Usher – 32, T.I. -31.
The first time Nicki reached this chart was on May 8, 2010 when her song “My Chick Bad” in collaboration with Ludacris topped # 2. A few weeks later, her track “Lil Freak” featuring Usher jumped to # 5. After that, many other Nicki’s songs such as: “MotorSport,” “Rake It Up,” “Feeling Myself”, “Truffle Butter” reached the Top 10 respectively.
Nicki’s album “Queen” is originally slated to drop on June 15, but then she announced it would now come out on August 10..June is a quite competitive time when many Hip-Hop artists such as: Kanye West, Nas, Kid Cudi are about to release new songs so Minaj made the best decision from a business standpoint.