By Nobetternina (@nobetternina)
Although fans are still awaiting her sophomore album, Cardi B has kept the singles coming like her controversial song WAP that she released last year with Megan Thee Stallion, and her latest single Up.
Releasing visuals alongside the track, Up has officially made history by debuting in the number 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart! Up is the tenth song of Cardi’s to be featured in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and is also the highest debuting solo track by a female rapper in the 21st century. This is also the first time since Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing) that a woman in the rap game has debuted at such a high peak on her own.
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Making even more history alongside Cardi B on the Billboard Hot 100 is Toronto r&b singer The Weeknd, who’s extended his record for the longest running Top 10 single in Hot 100 chart history to 49 weeks, with his songs Blinding Lights and Save Your Tears both in the Top 5 of the chart.
The late Pop Smoke’s What You Know Bout Love has hit a new peak at #10 following Valentine’s Day weekend, making this his second song to hit the Top 10, while Olivia Rodrigo continues to hold the #1 spot with her song Drivers License for the fifth week.
Congrats to Cardi, and hopefully she can move on UP to that number one spot!