Nicki Minaj Goes To No. 1 On Billboard Gospel Chart With ‘Blessings’

Nicki Minaj has had yet another first in her career, scoring her first gospel chart-topper with “Blessings.”


Billboard is reporting that the head Barb collaborated on the song with gospel superstar Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and it hit No. 1 on the magazine’s Hot Gospel chart based on sales, streams, and airplay.

“In the Dec. 8-14 tracking week, “Blessings” garnered 3.1 million official U.S. streams,” reports the outlet. “It also sold 3,000 downloads and arrives atop both Gospel Streaming Songs (where it’s Leonard’s fifth No. 1 and Minaj’s first) and Gospel Digital Song Sales (marking Leonard’s 10th leader and Minaj’s second).”

The pair previously collaborated on 2017’s “I’m Getting Ready,” though it didn’t hit the top of the charts as “Blessings” has done.

This score is just the latest for Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2.

According to Chart Data, Nicki’s latest project has become the rap album by a woman with the highest number of songs to appear on the Hot 100, with 17 of its 22 tracks landing on the chart.

Fourteen of those 17 songs debuted on this week’s Hot 100, with the Lil Uzi Vert-assisted “Everybody” being the highest at No. 26, followed by the Drake collaboration “Needle” at No. 34 and “FTCU” at No. 42.

Other tracks include “Barbie Dangerous” (No. 58), “Are You Gone Already” (No. 60), “Let Me Calm Down” featuring J. Cole (No. 63), “Beep Beep” (No. 64), “Big Difference” (No. 73) and “RNB” featuring Lil Wayne and Tate Kobang (No. 80).

“Super Freaky Girl” previously peaked at No. 1 last year, while “Red Ruby da Sleeze” (No. 13) and “Last Time I Saw You” (No. 23) had also earlier appeared on the chart.

The historic milestone comes shortly after Nicki Minaj broke a separate record on the Billboard 200.

Thanks to Pink Friday 2 topping the chart with 228,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, Nicki now has the most No. 1 albums of any female rapper with three.

She was previously tied with Foxy Brown, who topped the Billboard 200 twice in the 1990s with her solo album Chyna Doll and The Firm: The Album, a collaboration with Nas, AZ, and Nature.

Foxy reacted to the news on social media, congratulating her younger peer for breaking her long-standing record.

“Umm sir! Only Nic could break tha king[‘s] record,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories, while also teasing a comeback of her own: “3rd #1 record dropping 2024.”

She added: “Hella proud. 26 year record is brazy tho. Y’all mean to tell me no bitch broke that shit in my absence! Took twin to set tha bar again!”


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