Nicki Minaj’s ‘Whole Lotta Money’ song which featured in BIA’s 2020-released ‘For Certain’ EP, had already been collecting buzz on its own before the Rap Queen decided to roll out a remix.
A week following the July 9 release of the remix, the song racked up a whole lot of streams and digital downloads — enough to land it in the top 20 of the refreshed Hot 100. This may come as a first for BIA, but it’s a historic measure for Nicki.
Premiering at #16 Hot 100, ‘Whole’ comes as Minaj’s record-extending 119th Hot 100 hit – the second most among women (only Taylor Swift has more with 137).
More notably, ‘Whole’ is Nicki’s 40th top 20 hit. Advancing her to #7 on the all-time list of ‘most top 20 hits’ among all artists, only Drake (69), Lil Wayne (51), Taylor Swift (51), Elvis Presley (48), Madonna (44), The Beatles (42), and Rihanna (42) have more. With 40 top 20 hits each, Nicki is tied in 7th place with legendary singer-songwriter Elton John.