Nicki Minaj Makes US Billboard Chart History With 'Starships' Single

12 July 2012, 09:38 | Updated: 12 July 2012, 10:45

The rappers 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' track has reached an impressive landmark for weeks in the top ten.

Nicki Minaj's smash hit single 'Starships' has made history this week on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for consecutive weeks inside the top ten.

The 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' track debuted at the number nine position when it first charted back in early March and has now remained in the top ten for a total of 21 consecutive weeks.

The previous best was achieved by Black Eyed Peas with 'I Gotta Feeling' spending it's first 20 weeks in the top ten.

Elsewhere, Carly Rae Jepsen continued her dominance on the chart with her fifth week at the summit with her single 'Call Me Maybe'.

The track has been covered by all sorts of stars around the world include actor James Franco, Katy Perry and most recently Sesame Street's Cookie Monster.

You can view a picture of Nicki performing in London on her 'Pink Friday' world tour last month below:

Maroon 5's 'Payphone' also contains to perform strong at number two and has now spent all 12 weeks since the release inside the top three.

The top ten was rounded off by Usher with Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding and David Guetta also charting.