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Nicki Minaj’s “Tremendous Freaky Lady” Debuts At #1

Nicki Minaj’s “Tremendous Freaky Lady” enters the Billboard Scorching 100 on high this week. Per Billboard, it’s the 63rd track to debut at #1 within the chart’s 64-year historical past. It’s Minaj’s third #1 hit and second #1 debut; she beforehand hit the highest as a visitor on Doja Cat’s “Say So” remix and soared in at #1 with the 6ix9ine collab “Trollz,” each in 2020.

“Tremendous Freaky Lady” is Minaj’s twenty first top-10 single and her 124th Scorching 100 hit. Maybe most notably, it marks the primary time a solo feminine rapper with no featured visitors has debuted at #1 since Lauryn Hill did it with “Doo Wop (That Factor)” in 1998, when songs debuting at #1 was nonetheless a brand new and uncommon phenomenon. As its title implies, “Tremendous Freaky Lady” samples Rick James’ 1981 funk basic “Tremendous Freak,” which was additionally the premise for MC Hammer’s 1990 pop-rap favourite “U Can’t Contact This” — an actual Russian nesting doll state of affairs that ought to be enjoyable to unpack when our Quantity Ones column will get round to this one.

Instantly following Minaj this week are three former chart-toppers: Harry Kinds’ “As It Was” at #2, Lizzo’s “About Rattling Time” at #3, and Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” at #4. Kate Bush’s Netflix-resurrected “Working Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” falls to #5. “Unhealthy Behavior,” Steve Lacy’s greatest profession hit by far, holds regular at #6. Nicky Youre and dazy’s “Sunroof” rises to a brand new #7 peak, adopted by Future, Drake, and Tems’ “Wait For U” at #8. Rounding out the highest 10 are two extra collabs, Unhealthy Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” at #9 and Publish Malone and Doja Cat’s “I Like You (A Happier Music)” at #10.



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