Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj has made history by becoming the only woman with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits of all time.
Minaj debuts three songs (on the Hot 100 dated April 1): "No Frauds," with Drake and Lil Wayne (No. 14), "Regret in Your Tears" (No. 61) and "Changed It," with Lil Wayne (No. 71). Minaj surpassed Aretha Franklin to take the throne. She boasts 76 overall entries while Franklin slides to second with 73. Prior to this, Franklin had the record for more than 40 years
Here is an updated count of the female soloists with the most charted Hot 100 entries dating to the ranking's Aug. 4, 1958, inception (though the chart dated April 1).
Most Hot 100 Entries Among Women All-Time 76, Nicki Minaj 73, Aretha Franklin 70, Taylor Swift 58, Rihanna 57, Madonna 56, Dionne Warwick 54, Beyonce 53, Connie Francis 48, Mariah Carey 48, Brenda Lee 43, Miley Cyrus 41, Barbra Streisand 40, Mary J. Blige 40, Janet Jackson 40, Diana Ross