Lizzo, Beyonce & Nikki Minaj set records for #1
Three solo women hit number one on the Billboard Charts setting a new record.
Lizzo, Beyoncé & Nicki Minaj got it done with the support of fabulous fans. Most recently, “Super Freaky Girl” by Minaj follows Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” which led the Aug. 13 and 20-dated Hot 100 charts, and Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” which topped the July 30 and Aug. 6 tallies.
The tracks combine for the first streak of three songs each hitting No. 1 for the first time by solo women and no accompanying artists since Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and Swift’s “Blank Space” in September 2014-January 2015. (Before that, Katy Perry’s “Roar,” Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and Lorde’s “Royals” reigned consecutively in September-December 2013.)
Lissa moved to Minneapolis in 2011, and got her big break from singer Prince, who "co-signed" her music and even got to perform on his 2014 song, 'Boy Trouble'. "Prince was the first person to really make me feel validated as an artist when I heard that track," the singer told NPR.Melissa Viviane Jefferson aka Lizzo, is an American singer, flutist, rapper, and songwriter. As of 2022, Lizzo’s net worth is $12 million. She accumulated her net worth through her singing and songwriting career.
Lizzo has received awards like a best new artist, best traditional R&B performance, best pop solo performance, best urban contemporary album, and many more. Lizzo has sung famous songs like ‘Cuz I Love You’, ‘Good as Hell’, ‘Truth Hurts’, ‘Tempo’, ‘Juice’ and many more. She is in the industry since 2010 and is working with or has worked with the labels BGSW, Nice Life, Atlantic, and TGNP.
Beyoncé achieved fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B group Destiny's Child and then launched a hugely successful solo career. Her hit solo albums included Dangerously in Love (2003), B'Day (2006), I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), 4 (2011), Beyoncé (2013), and Lemonade (2016).
On the musical front, Knowles took center stage as a solo artist, releasing her first album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003. The recording became a huge success for her both commercially and critically. It sold millions of copies and won five Grammy Awards. On the album, Knowles worked with a number of different artists, including Missy Elliott, Sean Paul and Jay-Z.
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Knowles walked away with six honors — the most wins in a single night by a female artist. Her record was matched two years later by pop/soul artist Adele. In 2010, she also tied the record for most No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, which is based on radio airplay. In 2011, she made the Forbes Top 10 list of entertainment's highest-earning women. By 2013, Knowles had won 16 Grammys.
Knowles broke records once again on December 13, 2013, with her fifth studio album, self-titled Beyoncé. The record, which Knowles called a "visual album," was released exclusively on iTunes. The record-breaking album sold more than 800,000 copies throughout the weekend it was released alone.
The collection — which was the fastest-selling album ever distributed by iTunes—also marked Knowles' fifth studio album to debut at No. 1, making her the first woman to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her first five albums. She released the Platinum Edition of the album in 2014, and the following year won three additional Grammys, including a Best R&B Performance award for "Drunk in Love."
Today, The Queen Of Rap is considered to be Nicki Minaj, who has been the most famous female rapper for more than a decade. She has won plenty of awards, released countless hit songs, and inspired and still inspires many new artists, making her one of the most famous faces in music.
Minaj rocketed to fame with tracks like "Super Bass," "Starships," and later "Anaconda." She is the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously on the Billboard 100 chart.On August 20, Minaj won her fourth MTV Video Music Award for the "Chun-Li" music video at the 35th annual ceremony. Later that month, BTS' single, "Idol", featuring Minaj, was released; it debuted and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the group's second highest-charting song.
On October 12, 2018, British girl group Little Mix released their single featuring Minaj, "Woman Like Me", which debuted at number 5 in the UK. A music video, which features Minaj wearing "Elizabethan ruff and not much else", was released the same month. A BBC writer opined that the video "tackle[s] gender stereotypes".
Minaj was featured on Tyga's song "Dip", which reached number 63 on the Hot 100, making her the first female artist to have 100 entries on the chart. She later attended the year-end Billboard Women in Music event, receiving the Game Changer Award for the accomplishment.