She Did It: Cardi B Dethrones Taylor Swift, Nabs Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, First Female Rapper Since Lauryn Hill To Do So+Makes More Billboard History

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She Did It: Cardi B Dethrones Taylor Swift, Nabs Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, First Female Rapper Since Lauryn Hill To Do So+Makes More Billboard History

After weeks of moving and shaking on Billboard and across the country, Cardi B has officially snagged the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and has dethroned Taylor Swift from her No. 1 spot, and made Billboard history in the process.

Cardi B becomes the first female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart without the assistance of any other credited artists in nearly 19 years, as her debut hit “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on the latest chart (dated Oct. 7).

“Bodak,” released on The KSR Group/Atlantic Records, makes Cardi B (born Belcalis Almanzar, in the Bronx, New York) just the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 without any other billed artists, following Lauryn Hill’s first solo Hot 100 entry (apart from the Fugees), “Doo Wop (That Thing),” for two weeks beginning with its Nov. 14, 1998, debut at No. 1.

Cardi B is only the fifth female rapper ever to lead the Hot 100 at all. After Hill, Lil’ Kim ruled for five weeks in 2001 with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk on “Lady Marmalade”; Shawnna reigned as featured on Ludacris’ “Stand Up,” which topped the Dec. 6, 2003, chart; and Iggy Azalea’s introductory Hot 100 hit, “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, led for seven weeks in 2014.

Cardi B is also the first female soloist to top the Hot 100 with a debut track unaccompanied by another artist since Meghan Trainor, whose “All About That Bass” led for eight weeks beginning Sept. 20, 2014.

YEEEEEESSSSS Cardi, do it for the culture! She made a few more historic stats you can get into HERE.

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