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Nicki Minaj surpasses Jay-Z for most weeks spent on Billboard charts

Photos of Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z.
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Nicki Minaj has overtaken Jay-Z to become the sixth longest-charting rapper of all time in the United States.

As of Tuesday, the "Moment 4 Life" rapper's music has spent a total of 1,945 weeks on either the Billboard Hot 100 or Billboard 200.

Jay-Z's music, meanwhile, has featured on the two charts for a total of 1,942 weeks.

It now means that only Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Kanye West, and Future have spent more weeks on either the Billboard Hot 100 or Billboard 200 than Minaj.

Last month, Minaj also surpassed a huge streaming milestone as her fifth studio album "Pink Friday 2," which was released in December, surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.

According to Chart Data, no album by a female rapper has ever reached that landmark as fast.

Minaj will no doubt be racking up even more streams when she releases her upcoming collaboration with Burna Boy.

Earlier this month, the 41-year-old star shared a snippet of an unreleased remix of the African Giant's “Tested, Approved & Trusted."

“I been a learner boy / When you spinnin’ they gon’ hop out with the burner boy / Don’t get a bad bitch, you earn her, boy," she raps on the track.

The original “Tested, Approved & Trusted” features on Burna Boy’s seventh studio album "I Told Them…," which was released in August.

It's currently unclear when the remix will be released.


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