Say what you wanna say about Nicki Minaj. But this female pop star is changing the female hip hop game one multi-colored wig at a time.
Reports confirm that Minaj is the first female rapper with the most entries on Billboard’s Hot 100, and that’s before she’s even dropped an album.
The “Young Money” female lead has seven entries listed as Nielsen Soundscan’s 200 best-selling songs in 2010. Minaj’s songs have generated a total of $4,298,000 in sales.
Some of the songs include “Your Love” ($755,000) and her guest features on Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad” ($1,246,000), Usher’s “Lil Freak” ($508,000), and Lil’ Wayne’s “Knockout” ($519,000), among a few other chart toppers.
Seems there’s a Minaj factor in the record industry air. The artist scored her first number one single with “Your Love,” making her the first female hip hop artist to bank the position since Missy Elliot’s “Work It.”
The starlet’s fans are going nuts in anticipation of her Pink Friday debut album, scheduled for release November 23.
Our congrats to Nicki Minaj!