Cardi B is officially the First Female Rap Artist to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop in 1998.
In her rise from the Bronx to the Billboard charts, Cardi B has been many things frequently deemed capable with uncertainties in pop culture, because of her past as an exotic dancer, an Instagram celebrity, a reality TV star. The mission is now to promote confidence, hard wark and leadership among her fans and supporters.
“There’s no denying her place in history. At 24, Cardi B has become the first woman rapper to score an unassisted No. 1 hit since Lauryn Hill nearly two decades ago.” ~NPR
Her late-summer anthem, “Bodak Yellow,” topped the charts in a seemingly surprising fashion in the recent weeks, clawing its way to No. 2 on the Billboard 100, where it looked like it might remain to outperform Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”
But the buzz surrounding Cardi proved too strong, as she burst through this week to become only the fifth rapper to top the Billboard 100. Since Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” debuted at No. 1 back in Nov. 1998, Lil’ Kim (“Lady Marmalade” ft. Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk; 2001), Shawnna (Ludacris’s “Stand Up”; 2003) and Iggy Azalea (Fancy” ft. Charli XCX; 2014) are the only women emcees to hold the spot, Billboard reports.
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.