Hot 100 Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj Makes 'Bed,' Feat. Ariana Grande, Her 91st Hit, Tying James Brown's Total


Minaj also extends her record sum among women. Plus, Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” rises at radio & Kanye West collects his 92nd entry a Nas feature.

As previously reported, XXXTentacion posthumously tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 30), as “Sad!” jumps from No. 52 to No. 1 for its first week atop the chart. The song, which had first peaked at No. 7 on March 31, reaches the summit after the rapper/singer died June 18 at age 20 after being shot in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

XXXTentacion is the first artist to rule the Hot 100 posthumously in a lead role since The Notorious B.I.G., with “Mo Money Mo Problems,” in 1997.

Meanwhile, other acts make noteworthy Hot 100 chart moves.

“Delicate,” Taylor Swift
“Delicate” dips to No. 27 from its No. 25 Hot 100 high, but the fourth radio single from reputation ties for the 2017 set's highest peak on the Radio Songs chart, where it rises 9-5 (83.5 million in audience, up 14 percent in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music).

Lead reputation single “Look What You Made Me Do” hit No. 5 on Radio Songs last October. Follow-ups “…Ready for It?” and “End Game,” featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, reached Nos. 17 and 15, respectively.

“Bed,” Nicki Minaj feat. Ariana Grande
The collab bows at No. 43 on the Hot 100, powered by its 39-11 vault on Digital Song Sales (19,000 sold) and No. 42 arrival on Streaming Songs (12 million U.S. streams) following its first full week tracking.

The pop-leaning song is the third fering from Minaj's album Queen, due Aug. 10. In April, “Chun-Li” hit No. 10 on the Hot 100 (becoming her 16th top 10, the most among female rappers), while “Rich Sex,” featuring Lil Wayne, spent a week at No. 88 on the June 23-dated chart.

With “Bed,” Minaj extends her record for the most Hot 100 visits among women and ties James Brown for the seventh-best sum overall, dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, launch.

Most Hot 100 Appearances
207, Glee Cast
164, Drake
138, Lil Wayne
108, Elvis Presley
97, JAY-Z
92, Kanye West
91, James Brown
91, Nicki Minaj
90, Chris Brown
77, Taylor Swift
75, Ray Charles
73, Aretha Franklin
71, The Beatles

“Cop Shot the Kid,” Nas feat. Kanye West
Meanwhile, Kanye West earns his 92nd Hot 100 entry, as featured on Nas' “Cop Shot the Kid,” new at No. 96. Nas notches his 22nd charted title and first since December 2015.

The new track is from Nas' album Nasir, which launches at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.