Nicki Minaj Ties Beyonce for Most Top 10s Among Women on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

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Beyonce and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on Oct. 20, 2015 in New York City.

As Nicki Minaj’s “Chun-Li” scoots 11-8 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart dated May 26, the rapper secures her 30th top 10 entry on the list and ties Beyoncé for the most visits to the tier by a female artist in the chart’s history.

“Chun-Li” rises with a 10 percent gain in plays in the week ending May 20, according to Nielsen Music.

Among all acts, Minaj and Beyoncé now share the seventh-best top 10 total on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Drake tops all acts with 58.

Here’s a look at the acts with the most top 10 hits on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop since its inception on Sept. 18, 1993:

58, Drake
54, Lil Wayne
48, Chris Brown
35, JAY-Z
32, Usher
31, T.I.
30, Beyoncé
30, Nicki Minaj

Minaj first entered the region in 2010 via a featured role on Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad,” which reached No. 2 that May. Of her 30 top 10 successes, nine have climbed all the way to No. 1. That’s the third-best mark among women: Only Beyoncé (12) and Rihanna (10) claim more leaders.

Here’s a full recap of Minaj’s 30 top 10 hits on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop:

Song, Artists (in addition to Minaj), Peak Position, Peak Date
“My Chick Bad,” Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 2, May 8, 2010
“Lil Freak,” Usher featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 5, May 22, 2010
“Your Love,” No. 1 (one week), Aug. 28, 2010
“Bottoms Up,” Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 1 (one week), Nov. 6, 2010
“Right Thru Me,” No. 3, Jan. 8, 2011
“Moment 4 Life,” featuring Drake, No. 1 (four weeks), Feb. 26, 2011
“Did It On’Em,” No. 2, April 23, 2011
“Super Bass,” No. 4, Aug. 20, 2011
“Dance (A$$),” Big Sean featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 2, Jan. 14, 2012
“You The Boss,” Rick Ross featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 4, Jan. 28, 2012
“Make Me Proud,” Drake featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 1 (four weeks), Feb. 4, 2012
“Beez in the Trap,” featuring 2 Chainz, No. 7, June 23, 2012
“Take It to the Head,” DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne, No. 5, June 30, 2012
“Tapout,” Rich Gang featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman, Future, Mack Maine & Nicki Minaj, No. 5, July 20, 2013
“Love More,” Chris Brown featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 5, Nov. 30, 2013
“Clappers,” Wale featuring Nicki Minaj & Juicy J, No. 10, Dec. 21, 2013
“Pills n Potions,” No 8, Aug. 23, 2014
“***Flawless,” Beyoncé featuring Nicki Minaj or Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, No. 2, Oct. 25, 2014
“Touchin, Lovin,” Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 6, Dec. 27, 2014
“Only,” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown, No. 1 (four weeks), Jan. 10, 2015
“Truffle Butter,” featuring Drake & Lil Wayne, No. 1 (one week), March 28, 2015
“Throw Sum Mo,” Rae Sremmurd featuring Nicki Minaj & Young Thug, No. 1 (two weeks), April 4, 2015
“Feeling Myself,” featuring Beyoncé, No. 6, April 18, 2015
“All Eyes on You,” Meek Mill featuring Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj, No. 1 (three weeks), Sept. 19, 2015
“Down in the DM,” Yo Gotti featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 1 (one week), Feb. 6, 2016
“Do You Mind,” DJ Khaled featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross, No. 3, Nov. 26, 2016
“Rake It Up,” Yo Gotti featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 2, Aug. 26, 2017
“Motorsport,” with Migos & Cardi B, No. 3, Jan. 3, 2018
“Plain Jane,” A$AP Ferg featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 6, Feb. 3, 2018
“Chun-Li,” No. 8 to date, May 26, 2018

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