Over the past year, Nicki Minaj has been one of the “go to” artists to add to another musician’s single to make it a hit … and her appearances have translated into results on the Billboard charts.
This year, the Young Money First Lady become the first female to top the Rap Songs chart with her hit “Your Love” since Missy Elliott accomplished the feat in November 2002. But, that’s just one thing for her resume, regarding the charts.
According to recent numbers released by Billboard, Nicki has become the first female rapper to have the most entries lodged on the Billboard Hot 100, with seven entries listed on Nielsen Soundscan’s 200 best-selling songs of 2010.
The rapper has sold a total of 4,298,000 in sales, including her own solo records, as well as songs on which she’s been featured.
The highest-selling track of the bunch is Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad,” which sold 1,246,000 copies.
Her breakout single, “Your Love”, came in a distant second with 755,000 units sold; followed by Lil Wayne’s “Knockout” (519,000); Trey Songz’s “Bottoms Up” (518,000); Usher’s “Lil Freak” (508,000); Sean Kingston’s “Letting Go (Dutty Love)” (377,000); and Jay Sean’s “2012” (355,000).
And keep in mind, this is all without an official album even out.
That’s gonna change November 23rd though, when Nicki drops her debut album, Pink Friday.