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Nicki Minaj Breaks Hot 100 Record With 'Super Bass'

August 11, 2011 (8:31 am) GMT
The Young Money female rapper scores the highest-charting single by a femcee in nearly a decade.
Nicki Minaj

has celebrated another chart record. A year after becoming the first femcee to top Billboard Rap Songs since reigned it with 2003's "Magic Stick", the Barbz Queen scored Hot 100 highest-charting single by female rapper in nearly a decade.

28-year-old Minaj got the accolade for climbing to No. 3 on the U.S. single chart with her latest offering "Super Bass". The first lady becomes the first female MC to reach such high place since peaked at No. 2 with "Work It" in 2002.

"Nicki isn't like any other female rapper," Cash Money co-founder/co-CEO Ronald "Slim" Williams sang praise for her. "We knew she had the goods when signed her. She's not a female rapper -- she's a pop star who happens to rap."

While Minaj successfully broke record, fellow artist who is expected to score another accolade by moving up to No. 1 remains at the runner-up place. If she climbs up to the top spot, she will be placed next to as the only artists to have five chart-topping single from one album.

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