Nicki Minaj’s latest single “Super Bass” has landed her in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the very first time as a lead artist.
If you could not get the infectious “Super Bass” tune out of your head lately, it was because it has been playing on the radio waves almost as frequently as other Billobard top 10 Lady Gaga, The Black Eye Peas, and Katy Perry hits. Up from last weeks 11th spot, the “Pink Friday” track reached the #10 slot after 7 weeks on the Hot 100.
Having her very own spot on the mainstream charts is a huge milestone for Young Money’s first lady, who rose to fame by adding her unique, quirky verses to the tracks of artists like Mariah Carey, Usher, Ludacris, and Trey Songz. According to Billboard, her Songz feature “Bottoms Up” peaked at number 6 on the Hot 100, and was the first time the Harajuku Barbie ever appeared on the top 10.
Her first Billboard accomplishment was in 2010 when “Your Love” reached #1 on the Rap charts, making the Queens native the first female solo rapper to reach that spot since Missy Elliot in 2002. Her Drake collaboration “Moment 4 Life” has also topped the Rap charts.
As previously reported and confirmed by Nicki, Taylor Swift made “Super Bass” popular after a clip of her performing the lyrics hit the net. Since then, Nicki Minaj, 26, has released a video for the single, and performed it on the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.