Most Top 20 Hot 100 Hits by Women – Madonna Leads; #2 And #3? You’ll Never Guess

As Rhianna’s Bitch Better Have My Money’s jumps to #19 in its second week on the Hot 100, she moves closer to the top for the most top 20 entries among women dating to the chart’s 1958 launch; Elvis Presley leads all acts with 48 top 20 Hot 100 hits (and that’s even with his career predating the chart’s inception by two years). If you’ve ever wondered what streaming music and featuring on a track has done to the charts, look no further than this fact – Madonna has been active since 1982 (33 years), while Rhianna started in 2005 (10 years) and Taylor Swift is 9 years into her career. Nicki Minaj has been around for 6 years, and she’s almost halfway to Madonna.

Most Top 20 Hot 100 Hits by Women:
44, Madonna
35, Rihanna
33, Taylor Swift
32, Mariah Carey
29, Aretha Franklin
29, Janet Jackson
26, Whitney Houston
22, Beyonce
21, Connie Francis
21, Nicki Minaj
20, Diana Ross

Via Billboard