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Nicki Minaj beats Michael Jackson's chart tally

CHART TOPPER: Rapper Nicki Minaj

WITH HER new single Anaconda charting at number 19, rapper Nicki Minaj has beaten Michael Jackson's tally of 50 Billboard Hot 100 hits.

According to the Mail Online, the rapper and singer has now pulled ahead of Jackson with 51 charted songs to her name

"Made history today," Minaj announced on her Instagram account. "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."

Anaconda, which charted at number 19, is Minaj's 20th Hot 100 hit as a lead artist, while the rest of her charted singles have been featured credits.

Jackson in contrast, was the lead or co-lead artist in all 50 of his hits with Slave To The Rhythm and Love Never Felt So Good both charting this year - 50 years after Got To Be There - made it to number four in the US Charts back in 1971.

Minaj's first Hot 100 hit was as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's song Knockout back in February 2010. In June the same year, she charted for the first time as a lead artist with Your Love.

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