WASHINGTON: After a span of almost 19 years, Cardi B becomes the first female rapper to hit the No. 1 position on the Billboard charts, without the assistance of any other artists.
Her breakout single ‘Bodak Yellow’ landed Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, officially dethroning Taylor Swift's ‘Look What You Made Me Do.’
According to the Billboard, the last female rapper to top the chart was back in 1998 when Lauryn Hill's debuted ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ and had the top spot for two weeks in November of that year.
Cardi B is only the fifth female rapper ever to lead the Hot 100 at all.
After Hill, Lil' Kim (along with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Pink) went straight to the top with "Lady Marmalade" for five weeks in 2001. Shawnna was featured on Ludacris' "Stand Up" on the Dec. 6, 2003, chart. Iggy Azalea has had the most lasting power, remaining at the top of the Hot 100 for seven weeks in 2014 with her hit "Fancy," which featured Charli XCX.
Cardi B whose real name, Belcalis Almanzar, is also the first female soloist to top the Hot 100 with a debut track unaccompanied by another artist since Meghan Trainor's ‘All About That Bass’ in 2014.
Her first album is finally set to drop in October.