Nicki Minaj has beaten Michael Jackson's tally of 50 Billboard Hot 100 hits with her new song “Anaconda” hitting number 19.

The rapper has now pulled ahead of Jackson with 51 charted songs to her name

Minaj announced on her Instagram account “Made history today. I didn't even know I was tied with Michael Jackson with 50 Hot 100 entries on Billboard. Anaconda makes 51 and now I'm tied with Rod Stewart. God bless, and thank you.”

“Anaconda” is Minaj's 20th Hot 100 hit as a lead artist while the rest of her charted singles have been featured credits. Jackson was the lead or co-lead artist in all 50 of his hits.