Cardi B Becomes First Female Rapper With Two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s

Cardi B Becomes First Female Rapper With Two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s

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Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin’s “I Like It” lifts from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. According to Billboard, “granting Cardi B an unprecedented feat in the chart’s history, as she becomes the first female rapper with two No. 1s. She first reigned with her debut hit, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” for three weeks beginning Oct. 7, 2017.

At the same time, Latin music stars Bad bunny and J Balvin earn their first Hot 100 No. 1 each.

Thanks to “Bodak Yellow” and now “Like,” Cardi B passes four female rappers who previously topped the tally with one No. 1 apiece: Lauryn Hill, with “Doo Wop (That Thing),” for two weeks in 1998; Lil’ Kim, with “Lady Marmalade,” with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk (five weeks, 2001); Shawnna, as featured on Ludacris’ “Stand Up” (one, 2003); and, Iggy Azalea, with “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX (seven, 2014).

Written By: Fantasia Harvey

 

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