Nicki Minaj just achieved something no other woman ever has
Now that her hit, "Feeling Myself," is No. 10 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop charts, Nicki Minaj has officially landed an achievement no woman has before her.
Minaj is now the first female artist to have four simultaneous top 10 hits on the Billboard chart, including "Truffle Butter," which hit No. 1 this week.
It's something two male artists achieved before Minaj did: Lil Wayne in 2008 and Drake in 2011. That fact makes it especially fitting that "Truffle Butter" is No. 1 and contributing to Minaj's record — both Lil Wayne and Drake are featured on the track and share Minaj's label, Young Money/Cash Money/Republic. The single is Minaj's sixth to make the chart, according to Billboard. It's Drake's 21st — he currently holds the record for most top 10 hits on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart — and Lil Wayne's 18th — enough to put him in second place behind Drake for most top 10 hits.
The guys aren't the only artists to make guest appearances on Minaj's record-setting tracks — "Feeling Myself" features Beyoncé. Also currently in the top 10 for Minaj are "Throw Sum Mo," a Rae Sremmurd track on which Minaj is featured alongside Young Thug, and "Only," which fell from No. 8 to No. 9 after topping the chart for four weeks, Billboard reports. Minaj is kicking some serious ass, but there's a lot of star power backing her up.
As if tying for the four-song record with Lil Wayne and Drake isn't impressive enough, Billboard also reports that Minaj broke another record: She became the first woman to have three simultaneous top 10 Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hip hits as the lead artist. Three other female artists (Ashanti, Beyoncé and Rihanna) have held three spots on the charts at one time, but none of them have done it as the lead artist on all three tracks. Since "Throw Sum Mo" is the only one of Minaj's current top 10 hits on which she's only featured, she surpasses Ashanti, Beyoncé and Rihanna to hold the three-track record, too.