Nicki Minaj beats Michael Jackson's Billboard Hot 100 Hits tally with new song Anaconda


With her new song Anaconda charting at number 19, Nicki Minaj has beaten Michael Jackson's tally of 50 Billboard Hot 100 hits.

According to Yahoo Music, the singer has now pulled ahead of Jackson with 51 charted songs to her name

'Made history today,' Minaj announced on her Instagram account. 'I didn't even know I was tied with Michael Jackson with 50 Hot 100 entries on Billboard. Anaconda makes 51 and now I'm tied with Rod Stewart. God bless, and thank you.'

Anaconda, which charted at number 19, is Minaj's 20th Hot 100 hit as a lead artist, while the rest of her charted singles have been featured credits.

Jackson in contrast, was the lead or co-lead artist in all 50 of his hits with Slave To The Rhythm and Love Never Felt So Good both charting this year, 50 years after Got To Be There  which made number four in the US Charts back in 1971. 

Minaj's first Hot 100 hit was as a featured artist on Lil Wayne song Knockout back in February 2010. In June the same year, she charted for the first time as a lead artist with son Your Love. 

The cover of single Anaconda, which features on Minaj's forthcoming third studio album The Pink Print, shows Minaj in rather racy pose in just a pair of thong pink panties. 

Minaj also currently features on another Billboard Hot 100 song - Bang Bang - a collaboration with Jessie J and Ariana Grande.

Minaj will celebrate her success with a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday. The Starships hitmaker will take to the stage at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on August 24, to sing Anaconda reports MTV News.

It will be the third time the 31-year-old singer and rapper has performed at the annual ceremony.

In 2012 she joined Alicia Keys on stage for a rendition of her hit 'Girl On Fire' after making her debut performance at the event with her track 'Your Love' in 2011.

Nicki said: 'The VMAs is a pretty big deal so people go all out for it. I am very, very excited and looking forward to the performance.'

Nicki joins a star-studded line-up which already includes boyband 5 Seconds Of Summer, Usher, pop princess Ariana Grande and Beyoncé.

However, the  singer isn't just known for her performances at the awards, having scooped the prize for Best Hip-Hop Video for Super Bass in 2011 and again for Best Female Video for 'Starships in 2012.

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