Chart Check: Cardi B Claims Highest-Charting Hit For Female Rapper Since Nicki Minaj

Posted August 13, 2017

Like it’s title suggests, Cardi B‘s ‘Bodak Yellow‘ is making “Money Moves” and even more than that, it’s making major Billboard chart moves. As previously reported, the track jumped up to the #14 spot on the coveted Hot 100 last week.

Well along with that jump comes a new record set by the former ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star. The track has put Cardi in the charts history books as far as female rappers are concerned according to Billboard themselves.

The buzzy track from the Bronx rapper doubles its fortune on the chart, flying 28-14 in its fifth week on the list. The ascent makes “Bodak” the highest-charting hit by an unaccompanied female rapper (no other artists on the billing) since Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” burst to No. 2 in 2014. The tune leaps 13-6 on Streaming Songs (24.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending Aug. 3, according to Nielsen Music, up 56 percent), rises 35-20 on Digital Song Sales (22,000 sold according to Nielsen Music, up 39 percent) and nears Radio Songs (22 million in audience, up 54 percent).

Elsewhere, the track took the top spot on Apple Music for all genres, and Cardi took to social media to thank fans.


Meanwhile, the songs accompanying video has amassed almost 50 million views on Youtube in under a month. Go Cardi! Stay tuned to the charts next week to see where the track places on its sixth week.

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