Nicki Minaj Storms the Charts
Nicki Minaj's hit single "Super Bass," has moved into the number three spot on Billboard magazine’s “Hot 100” singles chart, and now threatens to break a nine-year old record held by Missy Elliott's "Work It." The song was the last time a female rapper had a single peak so high on the charts.
The song continues Minaj's commercial success. In 2010, she became the first female rapper to have seven songs on the Billboard Top 200 Singles chart. She was also the first female Rap artist with an album in the top 10 for 14 consecutive weeks.
“Nicki isn't like any other female rapper,” says Ronald “Slim” Williams, co-founder of Cash Money Records. “We knew she had the goods when Lil Wayne signed her. She's not a female rapper—she's a pop star who happens to rap.”