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Nicki Minaj's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

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Nicki Minaj performs onstage at Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash: Pop Up Edition at Philips Arena on June 17, 2017 in Atlanta.

Happy Birthday, Nicki Minaj!

With only four albums under her garter belt, Minaj has broken chart records. She was the first woman to crack 100 career entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and currently shares the record among female artists with Taylor Swift, with both sitting at 113 hits.

Plus, with 18 top 10s, sets the mark for the most by any female rapper, and in 2020, she became only the third woman MC to score multiple No. 1s on the chart, thanks to an assist on Doja Cat's "Say So" and "Trollz," her collaboration with 6ix9ine.

From "Super Bass" to "Bed of Lies," the rapper/singer has transcended genres and found shelter at the top of numerous charts. She's crossed seamlessly from R&B/hip-hop to pop and back, having tallied 31 top 10s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart to complement her nine top 10 hits on the Pop Songs radio airplay tally.

To celebrate Minaj's 38th birthday today (Dec. 8), check out a ranking of her top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart below.


20. "Your Love"
Peak Position: No. 14
Peak Date: Aug. 7, 2010

19. "My Chick Bad" - Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj
Peak Position: No. 11
Peak Date: May 8, 2010

18. "Only," featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
Peak Position: No. 12
Peak Date: Dec. 27, 2014

17. "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake
Peak Position: No. 13
Peak Date: March 19, 2011

16. “Rake It Up” - Yo Gotti featuring Nicki Minaj
Peak Position: No. 8
Peak Date: Oct. 7, 2017

15. "Dance (A$$)" - Big Sean featuring Nicki Minaj
Peak Position: No. 10
Peak Date: Jan. 7, 2012

14. "Girl On Fire" - Alicia Keys featuring Nicki Minaj
Peak Position: No. 11
Peak Date: Dec. 15, 2012

13. "Motorsport" - with Migos & Cardi B
Peak Position: No. 6
Peak Date: Dec. 30, 2017

12. "Hey Mama" - David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
Peak Position: No. 8
Peak Date: June 6, 2015

11. "Anaconda"
Peak Position: No. 2
Peak Date: Sept. 6, 2014

10. "Beauty And A Beat" - Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj
Peak Position: No. 5
Peak Date: Jan. 5, 2013

9. "FeFe" - 6ix9ine featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz
Peak Position: No. 3
Peak Date: Aug. 11, 2018

8 "Till The World Ends” - Britney Spears Featuring Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha
Peak Position: No. 3
Peak Date: May 14, 2011

7. "Turn Me On" - David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj
Peak Position: No. 4
Peak Date: Feb. 4, 2012

6. "Bottoms Up" - Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj
Peak Position: No. 6
Peak Date: Nov. 6, 2010

5. "Side To Side" - Ariana Grande Featuring Nicki Minaj
Peak Position: No. 4
Peak Date: Dec. 3, 2016

4. "Bang Bang," with Jessie J & Ariana Grande
Peak Position: No. 3
Peak Date: Oct. 4, 2014

3. "Say So" - Doja Cat featuring Nicki Minaj
Peak Position: No. 1 (one week)
Peak Date: May 16, 2020

2. "Starships"
Peak Position: No. 5
Peak Date: April 7, 2012

1. "Super Bass"
Peak Position: No. 3
Peak Date: Aug. 13, 2011



This chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Hot 100 through the chart dated Dec. 12, 2020. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods.