Cardi B has made history. After steadily climbing the Billboard Hot 100 with the braggadocious anthem “Bodak Yellow,” the Bronx rapper has earned her first No. 1 single. The feat is a larger victory as she becomes the second female rapper to top the chart without any guests. The first was Lauryn Hill, who did it with “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998. With this achievement, the former “Love & Hip Hop” star is only the fifth female rapper to top the chart, following Lil’ Kim (2001’s “Lady Marmalade” featuring Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Pink), Shawnna (2003’s “Stand Up” by Ludacris), and Iggy Azalea (2014’s “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX).
For the latest tracking week ‘Bodak’ amassed 46.4 million U.S. streams, 56,000 downloads, and 62 million all-format audience impressions at radio.
Congratulations to Cardi!