Nicki Minaj and Beyonce and Lizzo and Tems all ate the number one spots. The queens are making herstory at its best. On Monday, Nicki Minaj joined the team with Super Freaky Girl.
The song debuts at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Additionally making it with an accumulative sales report of 89,000 in pure sales, 21.1 million streams and 4.6 million airplays. Nicki Minaj becomes the first female rapper to debut a solo song at #1 in the 21st century and she joins Beyoncé, Lizzo and Tems as the only women to hit #1 on Hot 100 in 2022.
The late summer bop also earns the Young Money artist the biggest US unit sales debut for a song by a lead female artist in 2022.
Nicki Minaj and Beyonce and Lizzo all hit number 1 in August.
Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” was the no. 1 song for the last two weeks (Aug. 13 and 20) and just before that Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” landed at No. 1 on July 30 and Aug. 6. It is also the first time this century, three solo Black female artists have reached #1 on the Hot 100 back to back.
Tems Future feature with Drake “I’ll Wait For You” made its debut May 10.
Nigerian singer and producer Tems (birth name is Temilade Openiyi) became the first Nigerian artist to debut a single at number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Such an achievement is due to her feature on Future’s latest single “Wait For U,” on which she lent her vocals to both the verses and the chorus of the song.
“Soon as I heard the Tems sample over ATL Jacob Instantly connected to my soul,” he tweeted. “Even tho wait for u is a sample and not an original recording I still put featuring Tems if u wasn’t familiar with her work. Thank u Tems,” Future added.