Skip to main content

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj Moves to Within One of Aretha Franklin’s Record for Most Hits Among Women

Plus, Julia Michaels hits the top 40 and Maroon 5 and Future debut.

As previously reported, Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 4) for a fourth total week. Meanwhile, Katy Perry‘s “Chained to the Rhythm,” featuring Skip Marley, debuts at No. 4 and Bruno Mars, Rihanna and The Weeknd all add new top 10s. Sheeran, Perry, Mars and The Weeknd benefit from performances on the Grammy Awards (Feb. 12), while Rihanna ups her count to 30 career top 10s, a landmark that only an elite three acts have now achieved, as Rihanna moves closer to Madonna‘s (38) and The Beatles‘ (34) totals.

Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100 this week?


Julia Michaels, “Issues”
The accomplished pop singer-songwriter hits the Hot 100’s top 40 in her first visit to the chart, as “Issues” advances 41-34. The track jumps 41-24 on Streaming Songs, up 22 percent to 11.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 16, according to Nielsen Music. It also charges 40-27 on Digital Song Sales with 27,000 downloads sold (up 37 percent), while nearing Radio Songs (22 million in airplay audience, up 12 percent). On the Pop Songs airplay chart, it pushes 22-19.

As a co-writer, Michaels has notched three Hot 100 top 10s, all since 2015: Justin Bieber‘s three-week No. 1 “Sorry” and Selena Gomez‘s “Good for You,” featuring A$AP Rocky (No. 5), and “Hands to Myself” (No. 7).

Maroon 5 feat. Future, “Cold”
“Cold,” meet the Hot 100. Released at midnight ET on Feb. 14, the track debuts at No. 42 on the Hot 100, with 29,000 downloads sold through Feb. 16, as it enters Digital Song Sales at No. 24. It’s the top debut on Radio Songs, at No. 38, with an initial 32 million in airplay audience (measured through Feb. 19).

Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj, “Bom Bidi Bom”
The song from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, new at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, enters the Hot 100 at No. 54, powered by its No. 10 start on Digital Song Sales (44,000). Minaj earns her 18th Digital Song Sales top 10 and Jonas his fourth (and first to debut in the tier).

On the Hot 100, Minaj makes her 72nd visit, lifting her to within one title of matching Aretha Franklin for the most among solo women in the chart’s 58-year history. Here’s an updated look at the women with the most charted Hot 100 titles:

Most Hot 100 Entries Among Women All-Time
73, Aretha Franklin
72, Nicki Minaj
70, Taylor Swift
57, Madonna
57, Rihanna
56, Dionne Warwick
54, Beyonce
53, Connie Francis
48, Mariah Carey
48, Brenda Lee
43, Miley Cyrus
41, Barbra Streisand
40, Mary J. Blige
40, Janet Jackson
40, Diana Ross


Notably, and in line with the collaborative nature of hip-hop, Minaj has been credited as a lead artist on 28 of her Hot 100 entries and featured on 44; Franklin has boasted lead billing on all 73 of her Hot 100 hits (with much of her career predating years in which featured credits became common).

Among all acts, the cast of Fox’s Glee leads with 207 charted Hot 100 titles, followed by Lil Wayne (133) and Drake (132). Franklin is in 10th place among all acts for the highest total and Minaj is at 11th. Notably, she passes The Beatles, now in 12th place with 71 charted entries.