Cardi B Is The First Female Rapper to top the Billboard 100 chart In Almost 20 Years
Cardi B’s hit tune “Bodak Yellow (Cash Moves)” has hit No 1 on the Board Hot 100 chart. This makes her the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 with no other billed artists, following Lauryn Slope’s initially solo Hot 100 section – “Doo Wop (That Thing) in 1998.
According to Billboard report, 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.
Cardi is also the first female soloist to reach No. 1 with her debut track without any other billed acts since Meghan Trainor topped the chart for eight weeks in September 2014 with “All About That Bass,” according to Billboard.
Cardi, a native of the Bronx, New York, first captured our attention when she appeared on VH1′s “Love & Hip Hop.” Since then, she’s dropped two mix tapes, signed a major record deal with Atlantic Records and was nominated for two BET awards.
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).\
“Bodak” bullets at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart with 46.4 million U.S. streams, up 14 percent, in the week ending Sept. 21, according to Nielsen Music. It bounds 12-3 on Digital Song Sales, up 85 percent to 56,000 downloads sold in the week ending Sept. 21, marking the Hot 100’s top gain in download sales (aided by a 69-cent discount price in the iTunes Store). The track also lifts 16-13 on Radio Songs, with 62 million all-format audience impressions, up 8 percent, in the week ending Sept. 24. (“Bodak” spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Rap Airplay chart and a second week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; crowns the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, with a 3-1 rise; and debuts on Pop Songs on at No. 37.)