Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1 and Sets Major Billboard Hot 100 Milestone with “Super Freaky Girl”

Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week in 2018
Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week in 2018. Photo by Max Lakner/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9871042bk)

Nicki Minaj recently dropped “Super Freaky Girl”, her first solo single in three years, and the Barbz couldn’t wait to hype it up. The rapper’s passionate fanbase helped her score her first solo No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and set a major milestone along the way.

After hitting the shelves on August 12, “Super Freaky Girl” easily soared to No. 1 with 21.1 million streams, 4.6 million radio airplay audience impressions, and 89,000 downloads sold in its first week on the chart. This song marks her first solo release since “Megatron” in 2019.

“Super Freaky Girl” is Minaj’s first solo single to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but it isn’t her first overall. Back in 2020, she reached the top with two collaborations – the remix of Doja Cat’s smash hit “Say So” and “Trollz” featuring 6ix9ine.

In addition to being Minaj’s first solo No. 1 single, “Super Freaky Girl” is also the first female solo hip-hop song to debut at number one in the 21st century. The last track to reach this milestone was Ms. Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, which debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart all the way back in 1998.