“Chun Li” aka Nicki Minaj hits number 10 on the billboard charts. She stays sitting pretty with Drake’s hit “Nice For What”.
“Nice” has spent its first two weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 1, exactly half of the hits (15 of 30) that have debuted on top have remained at the summit in their second weeks. Drake has now spent 33 cumulative weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, dating to his first week on top as featured on Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” (Nov. 20, 2010), the first of his five No. 1s. With his latest frame in the lead, he passes Bruno Mars (32) for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 among solo males this decade. Among all acts, only Rihanna has totaled more weeks at the top spot in the 2010s: 41.
According to Billboards, Nicki Minaj blasts 92-10 with “Chun-Li.” The song hurtles following its first full week of tracking; it debuted from a day of streaming and sales tracking and four days of radio airplay monitoring, after its April 12 release. It debuts at No. 14 on Streaming Songs (22.1 million in the April 13-19 tracking week, up from 3.5 million in its first day) and charges 16-4 on Digital Song Sales (38,000, up from 20,000), as it logs the Hot 100’s top streaming and sales increases.
Minaj tallies her 16th Hot 100 top 10, extending her record for the most among female rappers; Missy Elliott ranks second with nine.
(“Chun-Li” logs the greatest jump on the Hot 100, 82 positions, since Katy Perry’s “Roar” roared 83 spots, from No. 85 to No. 2, also following its first full tracking week, on Aug. 31, 2013.)