Nicki Minaj entered the music scene way later than Michael Jackson, but she has now defeated the late King of Pop for the most hits on Billboard Hot 100. According to Yahoo! Music, the raptress now has 51 Hot 100 hit after "Anaconda" made its debut at No. 19 earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Jackson has "only" 50 Hot 100 songs which include his old hits like "Got to Be There" and newest tracks like "Love Never Felt So Good" and "Slave to the Rhythm" from his latest posthumous album "Xscape".
However, of Minaj's 51 Hot 100 singles, only 20 including "Anaconda" feature her as the lead artist. She appears as a featured artist in the other 31 tracks. Meanwhile, all of Jackson's 50 Hot 100 hits feature him in the lead or co-lead spot.
After beating Jacko, Minaj is now tied with Rod Stewart who also has 51 Hot 100 entries. After learning of her new chart record, Minaj took to Instagram to share her excitement. "Made history today. I didn't even know I was tied with Michael Jackson with 50 Hot 100 entries on Billboard. Anaconda makes 51 and now I'm tied with Rod Stewart. God bless, and thank you," she wrote.