Cardi B makes chart history in U.S.

Cardi B makes chart history in U.S.


Cardi B has made pop chart history by becoming the first female rapper to grab the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 unaccompanied this century.

Her debut, Bodak Yellow (Money Moves), rises from two to one.

Lauryn Hill was the last woman at number one without a supporting cast of friends and peers with Doo Wop (That Thing) in 1998.

And that’s the only other time a solo female rapper has topped the charts.

Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, is only the fifth female hip-hop star to hit number one in America: Lil’ Kim topped the countdown with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Pink when Lady Marmalade jumped to the top in 2001; Shawnna landed at the top on LudacrisStand Up in late 2003, and Iggy Azalea’s Fancy scored a number one with Charli XCX in 2014.

Meanwhile, rapper Post Malone’s Rockstar shoots up the chart to two, while Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do slips to three after spending three weeks at the top.

Logic’s 1-800-273-8255, featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, slips a spot to four and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s record-tying 16-week chart-topper Despacito rounds out the new top five.