MINAJ RULES RAP: 25-year-old Queens, New York-raised rapper Nicki Minaj earns her first No. 1 on Rap Songs, as "Your Love" surges 4-1.
The song, which samples "No More 'I Love You's'," a No. 23 Hot 100 hit for Annie Lennox in 1995, is the first Rap Songs No. 1 by a sole lead female artist, and by a female rapper, since Lil' Kim led with "Magic Stick," featuring 50 Cent, for five weeks beginning June 14, 2003.
Minaj is the first female artist unaccompanied by any other act to top Rap Songs since "Work It" by Missy Elliott spent 12 weeks at No. 1 beginning Nov. 2, 2002.