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Nicki Minaj Breaks Record for Most Top 10 Hits Among Women on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

Nicki Minaj rewrites the record for most top 10 hits among women on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart (dated June 2) as “Chun-Li” moves 11-9. With the move, Minaj collects her 30th top 10 on the 26-year-old list, pushing ahead of Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige, each with 29.

Here’s a look at the acts with the most top 10 hits on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay since the chart launched on April 4, 1992.

60, Drake
46, Chris Brown
46, Lil Wayne
35, JAY-Z
32, R. Kelly
30, Nicki Minaj
30, Usher

“Chun-Li” gains with a 5 percent boost to 13 million in audience in the week ending May 27, according to Nielsen Music.


The tune, expected on Minaj’s forthcoming fourth studio album, Queen, due Aug. 10, holds at No. 8 on the plays-based Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop ranking, with a 9 percent gain in plays in the week. Upon the song’s entrance into the top 10 last week, Minaj tied Beyonce for the most top 10s on that chart among women.

“Chun-Li” also holds at No. 7 on Rap Airplay, helped by a 5 percent bump in audience in the week. The single also nears the top 10 on Rhythmic Songs, inching 12-11 with a 4 percent improvement in weekly spins.