Nicki Minaj has made pop chart history. The singer is the first act to have 21 successive weeks in the top 10 with one single - "Starship."Minaj has received a number of awards, and has set precedents for female rap artists. She became the first female artist to be included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List. Minaj was named the 2011 Rising Star by Billboard. Brent Staples of The New York Times suggests that some consider her "the most influential female rapper of all time.