Nicki Minaj is back inside the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts this week with her latest single titled “Barbie World,” featuring Ice Spice, which debuted at number 7.
Achieving this accolade is always a cause for celebration for any musician, but this latest success holds particular significance for Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper. Not only does it mark her return to the competitive region, but it also helps her surpass some of the greatest and most influential hip-hop artists of all time.
With “Barbie World” becoming her 23rd top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, Minaj has joined a select group of musicians who have amassed such an incredible record. This latest achievement helps Nicki leave behind both Eminem and Jay-Z each with 22 top 10 hits, and now she claims the third place with the most top 10 hits among rappers on the US Billboard Hot 100 history.
While Minaj’s accomplishment is noteworthy, she still has a considerable distance to cover to catch up with the reigning champion of the hip-hop genre, the one and only Drake. Throughout his career, Drake has charted an astounding 68 top 10 hits, not only surpassing his fellow hip-hop musicians but also claiming the title of the artist with the most top 10 hits of all time.
Standing just ahead of Nicki Minaj on the list is her another label mate Lil Wayne who has landed 25 top 10 hits on the Hot 100 charts.
“Barbie World” is the second collaboration between Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice following their collaborative April 2023 track “Princess Diana.” This piece places its spot in Barbie: The Album. It samples the 1997 song “Barbie Girl” by Aqua and was officially released on June 23, 2023.