Cardi B becomes the first female to hit it to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, twice
Hip-hop rapper-singer, Cardi B, becomes the first female to hit No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 twice after her latest single 'I Like It' made it back to No. 1. She had first hit No. 1 on October 7, 2017, with her debut hit 'Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)' which remained in the No. 1 position for almost three weeks. It is the 1,076th No. 1 in the Hot 100, ever since the inception of the chart on August 4, 1958.
According to Billboard, Cardi B swooped to the top way past four female rappers who had previously topped the Hot lost: in 1998 Lauryn Hill's 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' kept its position in No.1 for almost two weeks; in 2001, Lil' Kim with "Lady Marmalade", with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk, remained on the top for five weeks; Ludacris' 'Stand Up' made it to the No. 1 position in 2003; Iggy Azalea made it to No. 1 in 2014 with her song 'Fancy' featuring Charli XCX and remained in the position for the following seven weeks. Cardi B's 'Like' which has a portion of it in Spanish reworks Pete Rodriguez's original song from 1967 'I Like It Like That'- the song was taken to No. 25 on the Hot 100 list in 1997 by 'The Blackout Allstars' who titled it 'I Like It.' The act also includes a notable solo version of Tito Nieves.
Fans have resorted to social media to congratulate the rapper.
Featuring in Cardi B's debut album, 'Invasion of Privacy,' other than making her the first female rapper to hit No. 1, it is also the first time that Bad Bunny and J Balvin have made it to the top position. Bad Bunny had reached No. 36 in the Hot 100 list with 'Te Bote,' alongside Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam and Ozuna.
Balvin's song 'Mi Gente' made it to No. 3 last October, along with Willy Williama and Beyonce. Both singers have held impressive feats when it comes to the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, where Balvin tallied almost 14 Hot Latin Songs top 10s, and Bad Bunny notched seven top 10s, with 'Te Bote' which remained in No. 1 for almost seven weeks. Fans are now resorting to Twitter to congratulate the rapper for her excellent feat.
Cardi B, other than being the first female to win over the charts for two times, is also the first artist to lock her position twice with a debut album since 'The Heist' by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. She is also the first soloist with a pair Hot 100 since Bruno Mars whose 'Just the Way You Are' remained in the first position for four weeks in 2010. After Lady Gaga, whose 'Just Dance' featuring Colby O'Donis remained on top for three weeks in 2009, Cardi B is the first female soloist with two Hot 100 No. 1s.