Nicki Returns But Cardi's Reign Continues

Apr 26, 2018

It took only one day of streaming for Nicki Minaj's two latest singles to debut on the Billboard Hot 100. Another week and "Chun-Li" has blasted from No. 92 to No. 10, the 16th top 10 single (and 86th Hot 100) for Minaj. The only other female rapper to come close is Missy Elliott with nine Top 10s. However, Minaj (born Onika Maraj) hasn't done it all alone. For both "Chun-Li" and "Barbie Tingz" she enlisted the help of producer Jeremy Reid. 

New to the chart this week, Reid (AKA Lil Chevi) was an unlikely choice by Nicki. But since the duo linked up in December, Reid has signed on to join her new, as of yet unnamed, label imprint. Though somewhat unknown, Reid's boom-bap beats drew Nicki in, choosing the 2nd of 15 he'd written for "Barbie Tingz." Another one of those beats became "Chun-Li," and only a weekend before it was released. As with any great producer, there's more to the process than meets the eye

Though Minaj & Reid are gearing up for the challenge, Belcalis Almanzar (AKA Cardi B) continues her stronghold, following her No. 1 return last week with Invasion of Privacy.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

April 28, 2018
1

Belcalis Almanzar

"Bartier Cardi"   Cardi B [ft. 21 Savage]
"Finesse"   Bruno Mars & Cardi B
"Be Careful"   Cardi B
"Bickenhead"   Cardi B
"Money Bag"   Cardi B
"Thru Your Phone"   Cardi B
"Get Up 10"   Cardi B
"She Bad"   Cardi B & YG
"Best Life"   Cardi B [ft. Chance the Rapper]
"Ring"   Cardi B [ft. Kehlani
"Drip"   Cardi B [ft. Migos]
"I Like It"   Cardi B, Bad Bunny, & J Balvin
"I Do"   Cardi B [ft. SZA]
2

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
3

David Burd

"Freaky Friday"   Lil Dicky [ft. Chris Brown]
4

Onika Maraj

"Chun-Li"   Nicki Minaj
"Barbie Tingz"   Nicki Minaj
"Anybody"   Young Thug [ft. Nicki Minaj]
5

Aubrey Graham

"God's Plan"   Drake
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
"Nice For What"   Drake
6

Adam Feeney

"Never Be The Same"   Camila Cabello
"Havana"   Camila Cabello
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
"Be Careful"   Cardi B
"Broken Clocks"   SZA
"Call Out My Name"   The Weeknd
"Wasted Times"   The Weeknd
7

Jeremy Reid

"Chun-Li"   Nicki Minaj
"Barbie Tingz"   Nicki Minaj
8

Dexter Gore Jr

"Japan"   Famous Dex
9

Kendrick Duckworth

"All The Stars"   Kendrick Lamar & SZA
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
"King's Dead"   Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake
"New Freezer"   Rich The Kid [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
10

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
11

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
12

Dimitri Roger

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid
"New Freezer"   Rich the Kid [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
13

Jahseh Onfroy & John Cunningham

"Changes"   XXXTentacion
"Sad!"   XXXTentacion
"Moonlight"   XXXTentacion
14

Kiari Cephus

"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
15

Abel Tesfaye

"Call Out My Name"   The Weeknd
"Wasted Times"   The Weeknd
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
16

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
17

James Baker

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
18

Christopher Comstock

"Everyday "   Logic & Marshmello
"Friends"   Marshmello & Anne-Marie
19

Kentrell Gaulden

"Outside Today"   YoungBoy Never Broke Again
20

Grant Dickinson

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid