Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' Is Now the Longest Reigning Solo Number 1 By a Female Rapper in the US to Date

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And now ‘Bodak Yellow’ has even managed to out-chart its iconic predecessor ‘Doo-Wop That Thing’.

Lauryn Hill’s first solo single debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks before falling from the summit. This week is the third week that Cardi B has remained atop the chart and in doing so broken a huge record.

The achievement follows Cardi’s big wins at the BET Hip Hop Awards including ‘Single of the Year’.

Not only is Cardi B rising up the charts in the UK – ‘Bodak Yellow’ is currently Number 24 on the UK singles chart and has been rising quickly over the past few weeks – but the smash hit single is also still Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

With three weeks at Number 1, ‘Bodak Yellow’ has become the longest reigning Number 1 by a solo female rapper ever.

YES CARDI B IS REALLY OUT HERE BREAKING RECORDS WEEK AFTER WEEK LIKE A SUPERSTAR.

The former Love and Hip-Hop: New York star first reached a huge milestone after becoming the first female rapper to score a solo Number 1 in the US since Lauryn Hill topped the charts with her single ‘Doo-Wop That Thing’ all the way back in 1998.

While legendary artists like Missy Elliot and Nicki Minaj, have had amazing success and helped pave the way for Cardi B with Top 2 hits like ‘Work It’ and ‘Anaconda’, it was ‘Bodak Yellow’ that became the song to end the almost two decade long gap.

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And now ‘Bodak Yellow’ has even managed to out-chart its iconic predecessor ‘Doo-Wop That Thing’.

Lauryn Hill’s first solo single debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks before falling from the summit. This week is the third week that Cardi B has remained atop the chart and in doing so broken a huge record.

The achievement follows Cardi’s big wins at the BET Hip Hop Awards including ‘Single of the Year’.

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With a hot new track with G-Eazy called ‘No Limit’, it looks like Cardi has more hits on her hands.

We cannot wait to see what she does next.

Words: Sam Prance

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