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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj Extends Record for Most Appearances Among Women

"MotorSport," by Migos, Minaj & Cardi B, launches at No. 14. Plus, action for Taylor Swift & more.

As previously reported, Post Malone‘s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, notches a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Nov. 18), the most for a rap song this year.

Plus, Camila Cabello‘s “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, soars from No. 7 to No. 2 and Lil Pump logs his first top 10, as “Gucci Gang” jumps 14-7. Both songs surge following the first full week of tracking after the premieres of their official videos.

Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?


“MotorSport,” Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B
The high-profile collab blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 14, led by its No. 10 launch on Streaming Songs with 19.8 million first-week streams, according to Nielsen Music. As for Nicki Minaj, she tallies her 81st Hot 100 entry, extending her mark for the most among women. Aretha Franklin and Taylor Swift share second place with 73 each (with Swift having tied Franklin a week ago with the debut of “Gorgeous,” which this week falls 13-69).

Women With the Most Hot 100 Visits All-Time
81, Nicki Minaj
73, Aretha Franklin
73, Taylor Swift
60, Rihanna
57, Madonna
56, Beyonce
56, Dionne Warwick
53, Connie Francis
48, Mariah Carey
48, Brenda Lee
45, Miley Cyrus
41, Barbra Streisand
40, Mary J. Blige
40, Janet Jackson
40, Diana Ross

Among all acts, Minaj matches Kanye West for the eighth-most Hot 100 appearances. The cast of Fox’s Glee leads with 207, followed by Drake (157) and Lil Wayne (136).

“…Ready for It?,” Taylor Swift
The song rebounds 46-19 on the Hot 100 following the Oct. 27 premiere of its official video, up 106 percent to 16.2 million clicks and re-entering at No. 19 on Streaming Songs. It debuted at No. 4 on the Sept. 23 Hot 100. It also jumps 18-10 on Digital Song Sales (26,000 downloads sold, up 27 percent) and has begun its airplay ascent, rising 40-33 on Radio Songs (37 million in all-format audience, up 16 percent).

“Call It What You Want,” the fourth song released before Swift’s new album Reputation arrived at midnight (Nov. 10), is on pace to bow as the fourth No. 1 on next week’s Digital Song Sales chart (and push Swift ahead of Franklin for a solo share of the second-most Hot 100 appearances among women).

“New Rules,” Dua Lipa
The pop singer-songwriter’s highest-charting Hot 100 hit rises 34-26. It climbs 25-18 on Streaming Songs, up 15 percent to 16.9 million U.S. streams, and debuts at No. 47 on Radio Songs (26 million in audience, up 9 percent).

“Wolves,” Selena Gomez x Marshmello
As previously reported, the song crowns the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, where it’s Gomez’s second No. 1 and Marshmello’s first. On the Hot 100, “Wolves” vaults 88-35 following the first full tracking week after its release. It bullets at No. 9 on Digital Song Sales (28,000) and No. 26 on Streaming Songs (13 million).


“How Long,” Charlie Puth
The single enters the Hot 100’s upper half, pushing 52-46. It bows on Radio Songs at No. 44, increasing 18 percent to 28 million all-format impressions, and rises 18-16 on Adult Pop Songs and 24-21 on Pop Songs.