Rapper, Cardi B makes history as she becomes first solo artist to top Billboard chart in 20 years
By Sewe Ishola,
American rapper, Cardi B is surely on a roll as she tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and shattered a 20 year record in the process.
On Monday, Billboard reported Cardi’s hit “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, dethroning Taylor Swift, who was sitting in the top spot with “Look What You Made Me Do” for three weeks.
With this feat, Cardi B becomes the first female rapper to top the chart without an accompanying act since Lauryn Hill in 1998; Hill hit number one with “Do Wop (That Thing).”
That makes her the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 with a solo hit, and only the fifth female rapper to top the Hot 100 chart at all. Other women to reach No. 1 are Lil Kim (along with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Pink for “Lady Marmalade”), Shawnaa (featured on Ludacris’ “Stand Up”) and Iggy Azalea (with Charli XCX for “Fancy”).
Beyond that, 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 is signed to Atlantic Records and was nominated for two BET awards.
Fellow female rappers have sent in their congratulatory messages to her via social media: