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Nicki Minaj Beats Aretha Franklin’s 4-Decade Hot 100 Record for Female Artist

Rapper’s three new tracks push her past Queen of Soul’s 73 hit songs

Now that Nicki Minaj has dropped three new hit tracks, she has surpassed Aretha Franklin’s decades-long record for most Hot 100 songs of any female artist.

The Queen of Soul held the record for nearly 40 years with 73 chart-making songs.

Now Minaj has 76 Hot 100 entries, with the debut of three new songs that made Billboard’s Hot 100: “No Frauds,” with Drake and Lil Wayne (No. 14), “Regret in Your Tears” (No. 61) and “Changed It,” with Lil Wayne (No. 71).

Franklin first beat singer Connie Francis for the record in the summer of 1977 when she dropped her 54th Hot 100 song, “Break It to Me Gently.” From there she continued to dominate the top spot.

Minaj tied Franklin at 73 charted tracks just last week on March 18, when her “Make Love,” with Gucci Mane, dominated the air waves.

The rapper took to Instagram to dance and celebrate the news:

Here are the most Hot 100 entries among women of all-time, according to Billboard:

76, Nicki Minaj
73, Aretha Franklin
70, Taylor Swift
58, Rihanna
57, Madonna
56, Dionne Warwick
54, Beyonce
53, Connie Francis
48, Mariah Carey
48, Brenda Lee
43, Miley Cyrus
41, Barbra Streisand
40, Mary J. Blige
40, Janet Jackson
40, Diana Ross