By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Fast rising American female rapper, Cardi B has become the first solo female rapper to sit atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart without featuring any artist on her smash hit debut single “Bodak Yellow” since Lauryn Hill’s 1998 effort “Doo Wop (That Thing).”
Cardi B, no doubt is officially making ‘money moves’ with her smash hit single, “Bodak Yellow” which was released under Altantic Records.
The ‘J. White Did It’ produced song since its release in June, 2017, has been steadily topping charts and this time around has hit No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The rapper was announced recently as one of the top nominees of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 alongside DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar with 9 nominations each.
According to Billboard:
“Cardi B is only the fifth female rapper ever to lead the Hot 100 at all. After Hill, Lil’ Kim ruled for five weeks in 2001 with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk on “Lady Marmalade”; Shawnna reigned as featured on Ludacris’ “Stand Up,” which topped the Dec. 6, 2003, chart; and Iggy Azalea’s introductory Hot 100 hit, “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, led for seven weeks in 2014.
“Cardi B is also the first female soloist to top the Hot 100 with a debut track unaccompanied by another artist since Meghan Trainor, whose “All About That Bass” led for eight weeks beginning Sept. 20, 2014.
“Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” dips to No. 3 on the Hot 100 after three weeks at No. 1. It keeps at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales (58,000, down 17 percent); falls 2-4 on Streaming Songs (32.7 million, down 18 percent); and is steady at No. 10 on Radio Songs (79 million, up 3 percent).”