Nicki Minaj matches Aretha Franklin for most Billboard Hot 100 hits among women

Ralph Bristout

 // Mar 8, 2017

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The self-professed Queen of Rap meets the Queen of Soul.

Nicki Minaj scored quite the milestone this week, tying the great Aretha Franklin for most total appearances among women on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

As Billboard reports, Minaj's appearance on Gucci Mane's controversial "Make Love" debuted at No. 78 on the Hot 100, giving the rapstress her 73rd entry on the chart to match Franklin's career output.

Gucci Mane - Make Love (feat. Nicki Minaj) [Official Audio]

At 73 entries, Nicki succeeds Taylor Swift (No. 70), Rihanna (No. 58), Madonna (No. 57), Beyoncé (No. 54), Mariah Carey (No. 48), and more.

To be fair, as she continues to be the go-to for rap and pop's biggest stars, Nicki's scene-stealing guest verses got her to this point. She's credited as a lead artist on just 29 of her Hot 100 entries and featured on 44. Meanwhile, Aretha has been the lead on all 73 of her records. All in all, this feat is still something to R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

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