Nicki Minaj Breaks Hot 100 Chart Record with ‘Super Bass’
Congrats are in order for Nick Minaj. The rap diva's hit single 'Super Bass' became the highest-charting song on Billboard's Hot 100 tally by a solo female rapper since Missy Elliott's track 'Work It' reached No. 2 in 2002.
'Super Bass' rose from No. 4 to No. 3 this week, most likely bouyed by her revealing performance on ABC's 'Good Morning America' last week.
"Nicki isn't like any other female rapper," Cash Money co-founder/co-CEO Ronald "Slim" Williams tells Billboard. "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."
Other female rappers in the "Top 10 Club" include M.I.A. ('Paper Planes'), Lil Mama ('Lip Gloss'), Missy Elliott ('Get Ur Freak On') , Lauryn Hill ('Doo Wop [That Thing]'), Da Brat ('Funkdafied') and Neneh Cherry ('Buffalo Stance').
Ms. Hill is the only female rhyme-spitter to have a No. 1 rap hit ('Doo Wop') as a solo woman in Billboard Hot 100's chart history. However, that might change as Minaj's 'Super Bass' could possibly hit the top spot in a matter of weeks.
Overall, it looks like Minaj's 'Super Bass' will be boomin' in your stereo speakers for weeks to come.
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