Artist Spotlight! Cardi B Holds Atop Billboard Hot 100 With ‘Bodak Yellow’

“Bodak Yellow” leads for a second week!

A week ago, “Bodak,” released on The KSR Group/Atlantic Records, made Cardi B just the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 without any other billed artists, following Lauryn Hill, whose first solo Hot 100 entry (apart from the Fugess), “Doo Wop (That Thing),” led for two weeks beginning with its Nov. 14, 1998 debut at No. 1. Cardi B (born Belcalis Almanzar, in the Bronx, New York) also became the first female rapper overall to lead the list since Iggy Azelea with “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, for seven weeks in 2014.

This week, “Bodak” rebounds 2-1 for a second week atop the Streaming songs chart with 47.9 million U.S. streams (up 3 percent) in the week ending Sept. 28, according to Nielsen Music. It keeps at No. 3 on Digital songs sale with 55,000 downloads sold (down 1 percent) in the week ending Sept. 28, and pushes 13-11 on Radio songs,  with 69.6 million all-format audience impressions (up 6 percent) in the week ending Oct. 1.

Cardi B’s breakthrough hit also spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Hot rap songs chart and a fifth frame atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Congratulations Cardi B!

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