Nicki Minaj has become the first solo female rapper to debut at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart since Ms. Lauryn Hill back in ’98.
It’s been an unbelievable week of record-breakers, as female artists keep on killing the game. In the first place, K-pop sensations, BLACKPINK scored the most watched video in 24 hours with Pink Venom. Presently, Nicki Minaj is following suit, breaking records of her own on Spotify. Her hit single, Super Freaky Girl, has formally bested Billboard’s Hot 100!
In the track, Nicki Minaj has honored some of the industry’s greats, including Rick James, by consolidating their samples. The singer has basically trampled the chart legacy of Rick James’ 1981 hit, Super Freak, which topped at No. 16 on Billboard’s graph. The tune additionally tests the reworkings of M.C. Sledge’s U Can’t Touch This which came to No. 8 on the Hot 100 chart in 1990.
Minaj took to social media to say thanks to her fans, who are warmly called the Barbz. “You did it barbz. You did it. I love you so much. like so so SO much. Thank you,” she shared close by a screenshot of her spot on the top 100.