Nicki Minaj Earns Top Spot On Billboard Charts

The Young Money artist becomes the first female emcee to reach No. 1 on the Rap charts in seven years.

Young Money artist Nicki Minaj has been receiving her share of props and acknowledgement recently. Since Sunday's BET Awards where she won both the Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Best New Artist awards, she has now made Billboard history with her track "Your Love."

The song, which features a sample from 90s pop singer Annie Lennox, is the first single from a female emcee to hit the top of the Rap charts since Missy Elliot's "Work It" in 2002. In 2003, Lil Kim's "Magic Stick" also reached No. 1, however the song featured fellow rapper 50 Cent.

Minaj said via Twitter, "Thank you for making 'Your Love' the #1 Rap song in the country." Her album, according to colleague Birdman, is set to release sometime this year.

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  • TruToThe

    Man, let this Gurl live. Damn. Grown ass men hatin' on this female MC. She is killing the game right now.

  • BWARRRRREEE

    if ol girl missy elliot come back to the rap game she will RIP Nicki Career

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  • Soulful Beats

    That joint is trash tho.

  • elirootz

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  • Jay West

    That is one the worst songs i've heard this year.

    • nickelnine

      Agreed. Everytime an album like HIGO or Distant Relatives comes out that makes me think real hip hop is making a comeback, bullshit news like this comes out. Ftr, I have nothing against Nicki personally. I just cannot stand her music.

  • Mines

    Lil' Kim can't doesn't even know who she is as a person, let alone an artist. She's feeling herself because for some reason JayZ signed her to a deal. Kim is a use to be, had been. It's over. And Nikki is getting her little shine now but trust and believe it won't last long because she's not that good and her weird tactics are just hilarious. Please will a real artist come in and take over....

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  • BWS-Fish

    all female MCs = garbage. Their lyrical content is either going to deal with things i don't want to hear about (like spending all of a man's money) or they're are going to rap about the same things as a male MC and its going to come across as false.

    • nickelnine

      I'd change it to most mainstream rap. There is still some very good underground hip hop. But I do miss the golden age of hip hop...

    • Broseph

      @nickelnine: I have to agree most suck, but the majority of all rap currently sucks, so its pretty much the same thing.

    • nickelnine

      While most female emcees are wack, I wouldn't say everyone is. Lauren Hill, Jean Grae, Lyte, Roxanne Shante, etc., are all respectable rappers. But yes, most of them are garbage.

    • StupidWhiteMan

      co sign... except for Lauryn Hill. L Boogie is a goddess and is the best female EMC to ever do it.

  • Heat-357

    Hey i like nicki... but kim was better... And missy was the best... She just didnt have the sex apeal to hoe out her music the way nicki and kim do...

    • Philablunt

      Lot of Great female rappers over the time Mia X had lyrics, rah digga, lady of rage, eve, kim, missy, foxy brown at one point, Trina still better than Nicki, but if people ain't hating on you you ain't doing something right, and I know you all heard keys go hard on Nicki. Hip Hop ain't dead .... if it was you wouldn't be on a hip-hop web site right now, our shit is international

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  • edubb1977

    disagree or agree this chick is hot hot garbage plain and simple nothing she does compares to lil kim and kim is not that great of a female lyricist what the fuck this entire young generation is retarded get the commercialized dicks out ya asses once again r.i.p. to real hip-hop what a tragedy im sorry there is nothing you can say or do to convince me that this chick is nice wit it on the mic what happened to chicks like bahamadia and mother superia

  • Twinblades

    Nicki ain't damn near the best femce out there but she's the only female... Well american female emce doing anthing right now. I know eve is supposed to be coming out with that lip lock album but that shit is takeing to long to come out. And damn what happens to Missy Eliot?! Wiki said she was supposed to come out with a new album this year like what the fuck do somethin. I know people move on in life and they can't be in music forever... But this is retarded all you hiphop heads complain about nicki but your only doing that cuz there ain't no other women out right now. I like nicki but even I can't tell she ain't no great rapper.. hell even kid sister got some better lines than she dose and we all know how good with liyrics she is( sarcasm ) what we need us a femce that's got the liyrics and the pop sond all in one and who dosent have to use auto tune to sing. Intill that day come or intill miss lauryn decides to stop hiding in a cave. I'm just going to listen to some COMA-CHI! At least she keeps comin out with new shit.

  • Soulful Beats

    Lol, when all the competition is laid out, it's easy to be #1, not hating on Young money, but look at this playlist on Hot 97, http://www.hot97.com/BroadcastHistory.aspx cmon, The Roots album and mad other albums is out and no spins whatsoever, all of Young Money's comp ain't even getting a chance to be heard. At leats 6 of those songs on the playlist is nothing but Young Money artists. Payola is in full effect and B.E.T. has been bogus for years now.

    • freshyboi

      wow they on drakes dick majorly, they playing that over song like every hour and it is old as fuck

  • Tr3yDae

    that song is soooooo bad. Ugh i wanna die now XD

  • edubb1977

    HOW DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN IM NOT HATIN BUT COME ON NOW THIS CHICK GETS A NUMBER 1 SPOT AND SHE IS PURE HOT HOT GARBAGE I GUESS THE YOUNGINS THESE DAYS DICTATE WHAT SELLS R.I.P. HIP-HOP AT ONE POINT IN TIME YOU WERE THE BEST SHIT TO HIT THE STREETS RAH DIGGA COULDNT REALLY BLOW UP AND SHE IS 100 X'S BETTER THAN THIS GARBAGE CHICK AND I COULD NAME SOME MORE SAD SAD SAD SAD SAD DAY FOR HIP-HOP WHEN THIS KIND OF SHIT HAPPENS

    • FM

      The song is hotttttt trash. its because of her looks and she attracts youngins.im 25 and i think Hip-Hop is on life support

    • Wankirby

      First off son I'm 30 yrs old, so i think i've heard my fair share of rap in my day, secondly you jeffin for Rah Digga mighty fuckin hard son. Can u name me 10 good Rah Digga songs? i think not. Do you have a Rah Digga CD in your collection? i think not. Do you have a plethora of Rah Digga songs in your iPod? I think not. I personally don't have neither of these bitches in my rotation and could care less if they sold even one album, but i can tell u this: Nicki is 1,000,000x sexier, has a better voice, and delivery than Dike Digga. Nicki has more wit and funnier punch lines than Dike Digga. And if your bitch ass would open up your fuckin ear holes and listen to the bitch instead of hating the bitch just cause she signed with Lil Wayne, ur faggot ass would see that too

    • edubb1977

      Wankirby - are you fuckin serious dude how old are you between 12-18 get the fuck outta here argue with your own age bracket seriously go play dj hero or something you must be fuckin retarded simple ass nigga

    • Wankirby

      Rah Digga can't fuck with this chick dude. Go and listen ti some of this chick's freestyles. this bitch can flow period end of discussion. Rah Digga been out for years and had plenty of chances to handle biz. Nicki got flow and mad sex appeal. Rah Digga acts like a dike and has a one dimensional flow. This is no contest

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    • ron thetruthmaster

      How does something like this happen you ask? Ask yourself...what albums have I PURCHASED this year or the year before or 3 years ago. Little kids and upper class suburbanites go and purchase all of their music. Billboard ranks albums based on how many sales a single or album has had. If more people went out and bought their favorite albums instead of downloading them or getting a cdr from a friend then the world of hip hop would look real different. Nicki Minaj has found a way to cater to those people that actually purchase music. Making "real hip hop" these days is pointless if youre trying to be a career musician cause "real hip hop" fans dont buy music.

  • Me002

    now Roger that Lil' Kim

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  • SutterKane

    LOL, I'd rather hear nicki minaj then Drake or Wayne, no lie, she's funny at least, I would definatly buy her single on Itunes before I spent a dime on Drakes shit

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  • Charles ExSavior

    Saw this coming. When I turned the radio on one day she was on at least 4 or 5 guest appearances on other songs (and they were ALL very wack verses, especially when you're going pound for pound against the likes of Jadakiss, etc.). So yes, sneaking a single at this point in time would almost guarantee a No. 1 on the Billboard. Anyhow, Nicki Garbaj is the fakest female "emcee" I've ever heard since Bo$$ circa 1994. Do your homework.

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  • Permaflight

    fuck the shit out of her twitchin ass.....oh yea..her music sucks.

  • gway james

    go fuck ur self loser

  • im a hater

    the industry is wake when u can come out be gayand buzz and your career starts and ends when i say it does you niggas act like you forgot what a player was trickin off too hoes,some clowns just like ta pay ta fuck you wack bitch i could give a fuck what her fans told her pussy probably stank some nerve to stick on a damn poster all the niggas on ya team look like they ready to start switchin not to another team,say from a far homos attention, it was wayne,you him and baby was ass pumpin could probably think of better shit to say if him and baby got past fuckin but they wont,but actually each others butt they will bend each other over,come out and till the world that they trill arent you sick of this if not i can say you a faggot too yall under a pussy like a bitch when her rag is thru.

  • im a hater

    the industry is wake when u can come out be gayand buzz and your career starts and ends when i say it does you niggas act like you forgot what a player was trickin off too hoes,some clowns just like ta pay ta fuck you wack bitch i could give a fuck what her fans told her pussy probably stank some nerve to stick on a damn poster all the niggas on ya team look like they ready to start switchin not to another team,say from a far homos attention, it was wayne,you him and baby was ass pumpin could probably think of better shit to say if him and baby got past fuckin but they wont,but actually each others butt they will bend each other over,come out and till the world that they trill arent you sick of this if not i can say you a faggot too yall under a pussy like a bitch when her rag is thru

  • im a hater

    nicki minaj your career starts when i diss you wayne tryna do shit like chris do get a brooklyn bitch with a touch of some lil kim style aint hers so ima end up just killin him i spittin harder then pinky when she slobbin and lickin nuts wayne saves the hairs for baby when he comes to pick his butt nicki sidelines with a camcorder pussy smellin worser then man odor

  • im a hater

    i let nicki minaj lick on my ball sack the other night.i told the dike bitch no dick just balls for you.then she said when i lick balls i do it in multiplys so i called the crew so she could get the full experience.

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  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    lol, all u supportaz of nickgay minaj-a-tois are prolly lesbianz or gayz. every1 on cum money are a bunch of homoz. there leader'z gonna come out wit an XXXL azzhole in 2011. dat'z how gay da crew iz. meanwhile, j cole'z in da lab makin' hiz c-bomb (cole world album 4 u dumb niggaz) ready 2 blow cum money 2 piecez like japan in world war 2.

  • YungRich

    Yeah that song is pop more than rap. Why she keep borrowing lines from Wayne? I don't know how that song is considered rap or hip hop though.

  • Eeezy

    Yall niggas r all just hatin. She may not be the best of all time..but so what? Why is she always bein compared to the best in the game? When Drake, eminem, lil wayne, and Jay Z get #1 hits you dont see nobody comparin them to the best rappers to ever live. DAMN give her a break and some props.

    • justtocomment

      I agree Nicki Minaj is dope no comparisons needed, but Jay z is the best rapper to ever live.

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  • brooklynbomber

    youll people are blinded by the lights, she got the best female artist cuz she the only female artist duh..who else is out ..and top rap female song.. she the only female rapper out..i like her, she has talent but she is the only female so she has to get awards..wake up people. do youll just listen to music and not think about whats actually going on.. follow @cclass1

  • esperanza

    so glad the roots, jcole and em all have albums this yr... so glad Wu Tang, Rakim, and Lauryn Hill will be at ROck The Bells this yr.... otherwise I would be real pissed off at all the attention this fake MC is getting.

  • freshyboi

    did she really say "you're like a candy store, and i'm a toddler" ........ another classic young money line right thurrrr,

  • miguel Guttierres

    I wouldn't be surprised if I see an article in the future about this song being sued for the Annie Lennox sample not being cleared. Young Money/Cash Money is world famous for that.

  • freshyboi

    how long before young money gets sued for not getting authorization to use this sample? soon i hope seriously though enough with the oversampling played out songs. did diddy produce this or what? first em and wayne with that what is love shit and now this??? cant wait to hear the next one

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  • Best Rappers

    your love on the radio?,wow i didnt no that cause i dont listen to the radio, too many wack rappers they play,Gucci,plies,etc, but congrats Nicki, she like one of the rappers these dayz that got talent, she fine,she can sing and rap.

  • NorthPhillybull215

    and da police said she's really the best female raper u must be inbetween da ages of 11-16 saying something like dat i guess u havent heard of eve,kim,foxy,mia x and lauryn but once again sorry 2 say nikki is poppin rite now congratz 2 her i guess

  • NorthPhillybull215

    DJ no name nikki hasnt even had a album yet stop dickeating damn and that song really aint dat good but congratz 2 her i guess smh were are all da other female rappers at nikki only poppin now cause theres no other female rappers out

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    when i die fuck it i wanna go the hell cus this track is a PIECE OF SHIT it aint hard to fucking tell but does it surprise anyone? we have become an ignorant society!

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  • rickreserve

    i heard this chick for the first time like a month ago for real(im late i know)and i dont see whats all the hype.

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  • ram29

    epic fail...im not hating but ur saying her song is bettter than any of eminem's. drake's, or even nas and damian's songs??

  • da police

    she the dopest female rapper in hip hop herstory. Her flow no one can fuckwit. she fine too, i havent heard flow since shiloo e

    • freshyboi

      Nicki keep putting out the same songs, same videos, same dumb ass faces, only different colored wigs. LIP SYNCIN ASS BITCH. NICKI MINAJ AINT NO REAL MC

    • Cuttboy

      She aint nothing but a female "milli vanilli". Did you see the BET award show?? Lip syncing bitch! And its always the same with her. Shaking around like she's having a seizure! BIG TIME JOKE! And for there sake,They better have cleared that sample. You know there track record!

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      Fergie shits on all female mc's

    • ...

      lauryn may not be active right now but the miseducation shits all over anything nicki could ever do with her tourette's havin' ass. nicki uses the voices and wigs to mask the fact that she doesn't say a damn thing in ANY of her raps. ever. she's a gimmick, corny as fuck, and anybody that likes her should just go kill themselves.

    • dancedancerevolution

      for real, enough with the Lauryn Hill bullshit. She hasn't done anything in a decade.

    • dj_noname

      ^^^^ Lauryn Hill??? really??? its not 1996 anymore son. stop playing the Lauryn Hill card. the bitch had two popular albums and one of them she was a third of the group.

    • freshyboi

      you are retarded and must be 15 years old. have you ever heard of lauryn hill?

    • dmize-one

      smack yourself... no way shes the best female mc ever... but then again, your probably reppin drake as best rapper ever.. smh

    • nineflowz

      U R A MAD GUY.. def blind or deaf

  • BO-BO214 UGK 4 LIFE

    uh oh..... don't look now but here comes the haters

    • feduphiphopfan

      U know what term is played out, hater. That's the best reply from the Nicki fans? U couldn't recite any classic lines from her song?

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  • feduphiphopfan

    Nicki Minaj Earns Top Spot On Billboard Charts So the end of hip hop is coming. Terrible song, where's Jean Grae when u need her????

  • TheYanna

    Congratulation. But the song sucks!!!! (kanye shrug)

  • tiddimilk

    congrats to her. that bitch is supa thick

  • ipserv

    can't hate, thats impressive congrats to Young Money

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