Ice Spice‘s status as one of the year’s biggest performers is growing as she now has more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any other artist in 2023.
According to Chart Data, Ice Spice has earned the most Top 5 hits this year, scoring big with three chart juggernauts: “Karma” featuring Taylor Swift, which currently sits at No.2 on the chart; “Princess Diana” featuring Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No. 4; and “Boy’s A Liar” featuring PinkPantheress, which topped out at No. 3.
Her achievements don’t stop there. It was reported last month that Ice Spice beat Nicki Minaj’s previous record. The hot Bronx rapper, received the most streaming debut for a female rapper on Spotify globally thanks to “Karma” as per chart data.
Swift’s new deluxe album Midnights (The Til Dawn Edition), which included the song as an bonus track at the end of last month, received 5.036 million streams on its first day. This made “Karma” the top new entry and drove it to No. 5 on the global Spotify list.
Additionally, it played a role in Ice Spice’s best streaming day on Spotify so far, accounting for almost half of her 10.5 million plays on May 26.
Nicki Minaj previously held the record for the most Spotify streaming debute for a female rap song with her number-one single “Super Freaky Girl,” which opened with 3.021 million streams after its release in August 2022, according to Chart Data.
In other Ice Spice news, her manager recently revealed she owns all the rights to all of her music.
On the May 11 cover of Billboard, the Bronx native and her manager spoke on her impressive business skills and her rise to fame since “Munch (Feelin’ U) dropped in August 2022.
Ice Spice was in a good spot from the beginning thanks to the management of James Rosemond Jr., the son of renowned Hip Hop tycoon James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond who managed The Game, Gucci Mane, and other artists.
“I was privy to a lot of his deal-making, and me being a sponge allowed me to soak up what contracts looked like and how to approach labels,” Rosemond Jr. said. “[Before labels even approached Ice, I told her] ‘Let’s do it ourselves first.’ Deals came to her — production deals, 360 deals — but they were deals that I knew could be better, and in order to get a better deal, you have to go out and do it yourself.”
He then hired a powerhouse entertainment lawyer to help navigate the bidding war that soon emerged, which set the tone for negotiations at a dinner meeting with 10K Records and Capitol Records shortly after the release of “Munch.”
“We wasn’t freestyling it. We had that vision walking in,” Rosemond Jr. said.
In the end, the deal they reached allowed Ice Spice to keep her creative control as well as ownership of her masters and publication.
“No one on the label side touches the music,” said 10K co-president Zach Friedman. “There is no traditional A&R with her. No one’s picking beats, no one’s saying, ‘Do this, do that.’ It’s all her. We’re on her schedule.”