Saturday, 16 August 2014
Nicki Minaj Breaks Michael Jackson’s Record with her ''Anaconda''
Extending her reign as the most commercially viable rapper (male or female) to debut after ‘Over’ rapper Drake is Nicki Minaj, who has blown hot pink dust in the face of a record once set by Pop icon Michael Jackson!
How she did it?
Find out below…
Nicki Minaj this week pulls ahead of Michael Jackson on Billboard‘s official tally of artists with the most Hot 100 hits. Minaj logs her 51st Hot 100 hit as her new “Anaconda” debuts at #19. Jackson has amassed 50 chart hits, from 1971′s “Got To Be There” to two hits this year:
“Slave to the Rhythm” and “Love Never Felt So Good,” a from-the-grave collabo withJustin Timberlake.
“Anaconda” is just Minaj’s 20th Hot 100 hit as a lead (or co-lead) artist. The rest of her hits have been featured credits. By contrast, Jackson was in the lead (or co-lead) spot on all 50 of his Hot 100 hits. Jackson could have padded his tally a little bit if he had elected to take a featured credit on Rockwell‘s “Somebody’s Watching Me” (#2 in 1984) or Diana Ross‘s “Eaten Alive” (#77 in 1985), but he didn’t.
It should be noted that the bulk of Michael Jackson’s entry saw him serve as the lead act, while Minaj’s were amassed by way of featured verses on cuts released by other acts.
However, as the undeniable star of each and every one of those numbers (featured or otherwise) there’s no denying that Nicki has become quite the problem for her Pop and Hip Hop sisters alike.
Here’s hoping her continued success encourages her to deliver live shows just as impressive as her chart run!
For, the fact remains that the rapper is still yet to dish up a performance even half as creative as her stellar material. Problematic, when one remembers just how many opportunities she’s had to do so.