The female rappers with the most UK Top 10 hits on the Official Singles Chart

Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B have all had Top 10 singles in 2020, but which female rapper has the most top flight hits?

2020 has been a strong year so far for solo female rappers: Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B have all landed Top 10 hits on the Official UK Singles Chart. Factoring in popular remixes to Doja and Megan's songs featuring verses from Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, there's been more female rap in the Top 10 than any other year in history.

But which solo female rappers have the most top flight hits on the Official Singles Chart? Let's find out.

Nicki Minaj

Ruling the roost is Nicki Minaj, with 12 UK Top 10 singles to her name, amassed during 10 years of chart success so far. She first cracked the Top 10 with her featured slot on Jay Sean's 2012 (It Ain't The End) in October 2010, and true to the song's title, it was far from the end for Nicki. 

Nicki has featured in the Top 10 four times as a lead and eight a featured artist on tracks by David Guetta, Flo Rida, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Afrojack, Jason Derulo, Ty Dolla $ign and Little Mix. In all, Nicki's Top 10 hits have been streamed a combined 750,000,000 times in the UK.

TITLE ARTIST YEAR PEAK
2012 (IT AIN'T THE END) JAY SEAN FT. NICKI MINAJ 2010 9
WHERE THEM GIRLS AT DAVID GUETTA, FLO RIDA & NICKI MINAJ 2011 3
SUPER BASS NICKI MINAJ 2011 8
TURN ME ON DAVID GUETTA FT. NICKI MINAJ 2011 8
STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ 2012 2
POUND THE ALARM NICKI MINAJ 2012 8
BANG BANG JESSIE J, ARIANA GRANDE & NICKI MINAJ 2014 1
ANACONDA NICKI MINAJ 2014 3
HEY MAMA DAVID GUETTA, NICKI MINAJ & AFROJACK 2015 9
SIDE TO SIDE ARIANA GRANDE FT. NICKI MINAJ 2016 4
SWALLA JASON DERULO FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN 2017 6
WOMAN LIKE ME LITTLE MIX FT. NICKI MINAJ 2018 2

Missy Elliott

A trailblazer for female rap, Missy has racked up 11 UK Top 10 appearances to date. Her latest release is a guest feature on Dua Lipa's Levitating remix alongside Madonna, so another Top 10 hit could be on the cards for her.

Missy was first in the Top 10 in 1998, assisting Mel B on her Number 1 hit I Want You Back. The majority of her Top 10s are as a lead artist, with 7. Missy's Top 10 hits have sold a combined 1.8 million paid-for sales in the UK.

TITLE ARTIST YEAR PEAK
I WANT YOU BACK MELANIE B FT. MISSY ELLIOTT 1998 1
GET UR FREAK ON MISSY ELLIOTT 2001 4
ONE MINUTE MAN MISSY ELLIOTT FT. LUDACRIS 2001 10
4 MY PEOPLE MISSY ELLIOTT 2002 5
WORK IT MISSY ELLIOTT 2002 6
GOSSIP FOLKS MISSY ELLIOTT FT. LUDACRIS 2003 9
PASS THAT DUTCH MISSY ELLIOTT 2003 10
CAR WASH CHRISTINA AGUILERA FT. MISSY ELLIOTT 2004 4
1 2 STEP CIARA FT. MISSY ELLIOTT 2005 3
LOSE CONTROL MISSY ELLIOTT 2005 7
WHATCHA THINK ABOUT THAT PUSSYCAT DOLLS FT. MISSY ELLIOTT 2009 9

Eve

Philadelphia-born rapper Eve scored six UK Top 10 hits between 2001 and 2007, two of which are with Gwen Stefani: 2001's Let Me Blow Ya Mind was so successful they paired up again in 2005 on Rich Girl. Eve also teamed up with City High, Alicia Keys and Kelly Rowland for top flight hits.

TITLE ARTIST YEAR PEAK
WHO'S THAT GIRL EVE 2001 6
LET ME BLOW YA MIND EVE FT. GWEN STEFANI 2001 4
CARAMEL CITY HIGH FT. EVE 2002 9
GANGSTA LOVIN' EVE FT. ALICIA KEYS 2002 6
RICH GIRL GWEN STEFANI FT. EVE 2005 4
LIKE THIS KELLY ROWLAND FT. EVE 2007 4

Iggy Azalea

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea was a breakout star of the mid 2010s, teaming up with big names such as T.I., Charli XCX, Rita Ora, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson. Trivia: All of her Top 10 hits peaked at different positions.

TITLE ARTIST YEAR PEAK
CHANGE YOUR LIFE IGGY AZALEA FT. T.I. 2013 10
FANCY IGGY AZALEA FT. CHARLI XCX 2014 5
BLACK WIDOW IGGY AZALEA FT. RITA ORA 2014 4
PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT. IGGY AZALEA 2014 1
TROUBLE IGGY AZALEA FT. JENNIFER HUDSON 2015 7

Cardi B

Cardi B burst onto the scene in 2017 and while she's been more successful in her native US, it's been hits, hits, hits ever since her debut. She's claimed five Top 10 hits in total, collaborating with Bruno Mars, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Megan Thee Stallion.

TITLE ARTIST YEAR PEAK
FINESSE (REMIX) BRUNO MARS & CARDI B 2018 5
I LIKE IT CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN 2018 8
GIRLS LIKE YOU MAROON 5 FT. CARDI B 2018 7
SOUTH OF THE BORDER ED SHEERAN FT. CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B 2019 4
WAP CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION 2020 4

Ms Dynamite

The only British rapper on the list, Ms Dynamite tore it up in the early Noughties with five Top 40 hits, two of which went Top 10 - both from her Mercury Prize-winning debut A Little Deeper. She enjoyed a chart resurgence in 2011, scoring her highest-charting hit with Katy B collaboration Lights On. Her last chart appearance was in 2014 on Top 3 hit Dibby Dibby Sound with DJ Fresh and Jay Fay.

TITLE ARTIST YEAR PEAK
IT TAKES MORE MS DYNAMITE 2002 7
DY-NA-MI-TEE MS DYNAMITE 2002 5
LIGHTS ON KATY B FT. MS DYNAMITE 2011 2
DIBBY DIBBY SOUND DJ FRESH VS JAY FAY FT. MS DYNAMITE 2014 3