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Nicki Minaj Breaks Record, Debut At #1 On Billboard

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Rapper and singer Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, widely known as Nicki Minaj has become the first solo female rapper to debut at Number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since Lauryn Hill in 1998.

Nicki Minaj breaks record, debut at #1 on Billboard
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The Trinidadian-born, renowned rapper took the good news in her social media post to celebrate his greatest milestone in the music industry.

Although more than 1,000 songs have reached the coveted No. 1 spot, it’s far more difficult for a song to debut in the top position. 

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It typically means a much-promoted single has met high expectations, or at least that an artist is supported and beloved by a legion of fans.

This comes a few weeks after the songstress became the first woman rapper to hit 200 million viewers on Instagram.

The milestone of the 39-year-old songstress who started off her rap career at an early age in her native New York is associated with her being very active on social media and continuous direct interactions with her fans.

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Michael Jackson was the first-ever artist to accomplish this feat when “You Are Not Alone” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated September 2, 1995

Other singers who have bagged the debut are Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Elton John, Aerosmith, Clay Aiken, Fantasia, Carrier Underwood, Tylor Hicks among others.

Aside music, Nicki Minaj owns various savvy business moves, including ventures into the tech and alcohol markets.

Minaj has also starred in several films and animations like “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” “The Other Woman” and “Ice Age: A Continental Drift.”

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