Nicki Minaj Ranks As Top Female Act On Billboard Artist 100 Chart

Nicki Minaj takes #2 among all artists.

Nicki Minaj on Colbert | Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

In conjunction with the release of her “Queen” album, Nicki Minaj soars to #2 on the Billboard Artist 100.

Only Travi$ Scott ranks higher, which makes Minaj the top female act on this week’s chart.

The Billboard Artist 100 ranks the top artists in America using Billboard chart data, including album sales, song consumption and social media activity.

On the heels of her passing, Aretha Franklin rises to #4 on the overall chart — and the #2 position among female acts.

Cardi B ranks as the #3 female artist (and #8 overall artist); Taylor Swift follows at #4 among females and #10 among all artists. Positioned at #16 on the overall breakdown, Ariana Grande takes fifth place among female artists.

Other high-ranking female artists include Ella Mai (#6 female, #25 overall), Camila Cabello (#7 female, #26 overall), Bebe Rexha (#8 female, #39 overall), Dua Lipa (#9 female, #40 overall), and Selena Gomez (#10 female, #41 overall).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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