Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” is the first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a hip hop song by an unaccompanied solo female artist since 1998.
The 39-year-old rapper becomes the first star since Lauryn Hill, with ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ 24 years ago, to achieve such success, and ‘Super Freaky Girl’ also gave Nicki her first number one Hot 100 as an unaccompanied performer.
It’s also her third Billboard Hot 100 number one, after starring in Doja Cat’s “Say So” in 2020, and she starred in “Trollz” with 6ix9ine the same year.
According to Luminate, “Super Freaky Girl” reached 21.1 million streams, 4.6 million radio audience impressions and 89,000 downloads in its first week after the song was released on August 12.
The track is also Nicki’s 21st Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it’s her second time in the top 10 this year.
In February, Nicki and Lil Baby’s song “Do We Have a Problem?” debuted at number two on the chart.
On Sunday (8/28/22), Nicki will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Bruce Gillmer, Paramount’s President of Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events and Chief Music Officer of Paramount, said, “Nicki has broken down barriers for women in hip-hop through to his versatility and creative talent.
“She changed the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continues to be unapologetically ‘Nicki’.”
The ‘Starships’ hitmaker added on her Instagram, “Getting the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 #VMAs! Y’all DON’T!!!! I REPEAT!!!! Y’all don’t wanna miss my performance – Sunday August 28th at 8 p.m. on @MTV (sic)”