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Nicki Minaj makes top 10 history

Nicki Minaj has made pop chart history in the US by becoming the first act to boast 21 successive weeks in the top 10 with one single.

The hip hop star's Starships drops to nine on the new Billboard Hot 100 countdown and, by staying in the top 10, it lands one more week there than the Black Eyed Peas' 2009 hit I Gotta Feeling.


Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen scores a fifth week at the top of the charts with her catchy pop anthem Call Me Maybe, which keeps Maroon 5's Payphone away from the number one spot. Gotye's former number one, Somebody That I Used to Know, Katy Perry's Wide Awake and Lights by Ellie Goulding round out the top five.


Pink lands the week's top debut at 58 with Blow Me (One Last Kiss).