Nicki Minaj is making chart history. The rap diva surpasses Michael Jackson for most hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
According to Yahoo!, Minaj earns her 51st Hot 100 entry as “Anaconda” debuts at No. 19 this week. The King of Pop has 50chart hits under his belt, from 1971′s “Got to Be There” to this year’s “Slave to the Rhythm” and “Love Never Felt So Good” off his posthumous album Xscape.
So how did Nicki accomplish this feat in such a short amount of time? Billboard now credits artists for featured appearances, whereas before they had to earn every hit on their own.
“Anaconda” becomes Minaj’s 20th Hot 100 hit as a lead or co-lead artist. The rest of her hits have been features. Jackson, on the other hand, has been in the lead or co-lead spot on all 50 of his Hot 100 hits.