Cardi B scores her first No. 1 single with “Bodak Yellow”

The Bronx rapper’s breakout hit is the first solo single by a woman rapper to reach the top spot since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998.

Cardi B scores her first No. 1 single with “Bodak Yellow”

Cardi B's breakout hit "Bodak Yellow" is the No. 1 song in the country, Billboard reports. The Bronx rapper is the first woman rapper to reach the top spot with a solo single since Lauryn Hill with “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998. In a competitive week, "Bodak Yellow" beat out "Post Malone's "Rockstar" and Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" to earn the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100.

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The track reaches the No. 2 spot on the Streaming Songs chart with 46.4 million U.S. streams in the week ending September 21 and leaped from No. 12 to No. 3 on the Digital Song Sales chart. As Billboard points out, this marks the second week in a row that the No. 1 song on the Hot 100 was not the most-streamed song.

Elsewhere, Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, debuted at No. 2, following "Congratulations" to become the rapper's second Top 10 hit. The song earned the top spot on the Streaming Songs chart with 44.1 million. (Though "Bodak Yellow" had more overall streams, on-demand streams from services with a paywall are weighted more than streams from services like Pandora.)


September 25, 2017
Cardi B scores her first No. 1 single with “Bodak Yellow”