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Nicki Minaj Passes Taylor Swift for Second-Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women

Minaj debuts as featured on Major Lazer's "Run Up," marking her 71st entry, one more than Swift's total. Among women, only Aretha Franklin has more: 73.

Nicki Minaj breaks a tie with Taylor Swift for the second-most Billboard Hot 100 appearances among women, as she debuts as featured (with PARTYNEXTDOOR) on Major Lazer‘s “Run Up” at No. 66 (on the chart dated Feb. 18). Now with 71 Hot 100 entries, Minaj one-ups Swift, who has made 70 visits.

Minaj and Swift trail only Aretha Franklin for the most Hot 100 hits among women, as the Queen of Soul boasts 73.


Here is an updated count of the female soloists with the most charted Hot 100 entries dating to the ranking’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception (though the chart dated Feb. 18):

Most Hot 100 Entries Among Women All-Time

73, Aretha Franklin
71, Nicki Minaj
70, Taylor Swift
57, Madonna
57, Rihanna
56, Dionne Warwick
53, Beyonce
53, Connie Francis
48, Brenda Lee
47, Mariah Carey
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 27 of her Hot 100 entries and featured on 44; Swift has been the lead on 67 of her 70 chart entries; and 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 ties The Beatles for 11th (with her 70th Hot 100 hit, “Black Barbies,” with Mike WiLL Made-It, a reimagination of Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane).

Swift, meanwhile, enjoys an impressive week of her own with her Zayn collab “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker),” which hits a new high on the Hot 100, rising 5-3.