Cardi B Makes History As First Female With Consecutive Billboard Charts

Cardi B’s single “Up” has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop. Making Cardi the first female rapper to debut in the top five without features since Lauryn Hill released “Doo Wop (That Thing),” in 1998.

In January 2020, Cardi B’s debut studio album Invasion of Privacy became the longest-charting debut album by a female rapper. The reality star turned hip hop artist has made history by becoming the first female with consecutive No. 1’s debut on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

With over 31 million streams in its first week Cardi B’s single “Up” has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The track released Feb. 5 marks the female rapper’s sixth No. 1 single on the chart over the last five years.

Last August, Cardi B’s single “WAP” featuring Megan Thee Stallion debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with 93 million streams in its first week. According to Billboard, her latest single “UP” debuted at number two on Billboard Hot 100 chart. Making Cardi the first female rapper to debut in the top five without features since Lauryn Hill released “Doo Wop (That Thing),” in 1998.

After receiving critical comments on social media calling her a flop and saying she needs promo Cardi admitted that she cried because her confidence went down.

“At the beginning of last week, I was crying because one single post put my confidence down. She needs promo, she’s a flop, she needs help erasing the fact I been constantly winning,” Cardi wrote in a tweet. “I had to brush it off remind myself I beat records wit my last record.”

On Tuesday the “Money” rapper thanked her fans and supporters while celebrating her success. I want to say thank you to all my fans and supporters. This is BIG for me. I wanted to beat my last solo single number, and I over succeeded. First time a female rapper debut top 5 since Lauren. This is pop girl shit. But I’m not pop.”

At the beginning of last week I was crying because one single post put my confidence down.She needs promo , she’s a flop, she needs help erasing the fact I been constantly winning.I had to brush it off remind myself I beat records wit my last record & now boom .Chart too high.

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) February 16, 2021

Just landed and my wifi back poppin .I want to say thank you to all my fans and supporters this is BIG for me .I wanted to beat my last solo single number & I over succeeded.First time a female rapper debut top 5 since Lauren.This is pop girl shit but I’m not pop . pic.twitter.com/VSdT60mvUX

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) February 16, 2021

Author: Tamara Anderson
Tamara Anderson is a freelance writer in the Chicagoland area. She has featured articles in multiple entertainment and hip-hop media outlets.