In "Sentences We Never Thought We'd Say"—no shade though—Nicki Minaj is thisclose to superseding the one and only Aretha Franklin in a certain sector. And it's nothing to sneeze at.
Nicki's "Black Barbies"—a remix of Rae Sremmurd's inescapable "Black Beatles" hit—has just made its way to the Billboard Hot 100, making it her 70th entry on the chart, the music industry standard for singles.
The only woman in history to have more appearances on the list is the Queen of Soul herself who's achieved 73 in her career.
This means Nicki has already beat out the likes of both her collaborators and those who have been in the industry years longer than she, including Beyoncé (53), Madonna (57), Mariah Carey (47), Janet Jackson (40), Diana Ross (40), Taylor Swift (69), Rihanna (57), and more.
To be fair, it's Nicki's spotlight-stealing guest verses that got her here. She's credited as a lead artist on only 27 of her Hot 100 entries, while Aretha has been the lead on all 73 of hers.