Rising rapper Cardi B moves to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with her debut single "Bodak Yellow." The cocky and savage club banger knocks Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" to the runner-up spot, Billboard reported on Sept. 25.
Over the summer, Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" started its quick ascent into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Each week the song's popularity was growing until finally the streaming, radio airplay and digital downloads pushed "Bodak," Cardi's nod to Kodak Black's "No Flockin," to the No. 1 spot. With the major achievement also comes some history-making moves for the former "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star.
With no feature, Cardi B became the first female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart since Lauryn Hill with "Doo Wop (That Thing)" back in 1998. Counting features, she follows Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" with Charli XCX that reached No. 1 in 2014. Before "Bodak Yellow," the last solo female artist to hit the summit of the chart with their debut single was Meghan Trainor with "All About that Bass" three years ago. On the hip-hop front, Pitchfork points out Cardi impressively shot to No. 1 without the help of a meme challenge that pushed other acts in the genre to the top.
Concerning her highly-anticipated album, Cardi told Billboard "it's not quite there yet" but to expect it sometime in November. In a speech on her historic No. 1, she celebrated while showing Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" a little love.
Cardi B’s reaction to going number one is EVERYTHING! pic.twitter.com/63XFnHcjWy— Shady Music Polls (@TheFactsOfShade) September 25, 2017