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Nicki Minaj is back on the Billboard charts in a major way this week with her new single “Do We Have A Problem?” The tune blasts onto a number of important rankings, and it even starts off at No. 1 on several lists, proving once again that Minaj is one of the most popular and reliable hitmakers in the music business. The cut arrives atop the Digital Song Sales chart with 48,000 copies sold. That’s an impressive sum in today’s all-streaming economy, and with one more leader, she advances again on the list of artists who have conquered the tally the most.

“Do We Have A Problem?” (which also credited Lil Baby in a joint leader role) is Minaj’s ninth No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, and that’s one of the most impressive sums of all time. With nine champions on the list of the bestselling tracks in the U.S. to her credit, the rapper ties with Beyoncé for the fourth-most of all time among women. 

Minaj first reached the summit on the Digital Song Sales chart in 2011 with David Guetta on the dancefloor anthem “Turn Me On.” She returned to the throne in 2014 alongside Jessie J and Ariana Grande. The three women came together for the must-hear collaboration “Bang Bang,” which spent one frame on top of the tally. It would be four years before she landed another bestseller, as she and BTS pushed “Idol” to the peak position in 2018.

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In just the past two years or so, Minaj has quickly raised her career total, more than doubling her count of No. 1s on the Digital Song Sales chart. In 2020 she and Doja Cat’s “Say So” not only became the bestselling title in the U.S., but the first ruler on the Hot 100 for both musicians. Not long after that win, the rapper ruled again alongside 6ix9ine with “Trollz.” Her own “Yikes” also reached the top spot, as did her collaboration with Mike Will Made-It and Youngboy Never Broke Again, “What That Speed Bout!?” In 2021, she tacked on one more smash, as Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne’s “Seeing Green” quickly hit No. 1.


Including her nine No. 1 smashes, Minaj has now reached the top 10 on the Digital Song Sales chart with an incredible 43 hits. Looking at the full list, she’s placed 125 different tracks onto the tally, and that sum will increase again soon.

Taylor Swift continues to lead all artists when it comes to the most champions on the Digital Song Sales chart, as she has now owned the tally with a whopping 23 titles. Behind her comes Rihanna, with 14. Looking only at female stars, Katy Perry is next, with 11. Before this week, Minaj was tied with both Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, with eight No. 1s apiece, but now the most successful female rapper ever has passed those pop stars, at least for the time being.

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