Words by Fatima Barrie
Cardi B is on a winning streak.
Bronx rapper Cardi B made history on September 25 as the first female rapper to be No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill, who was No. 1 on November 14, 1998 for “Doo Wop (That Thing).” And according to Billboard, she’s now breaking records again for topping the Hot 100 chart for a third consecutive week in a row.
This makes “Bodak Yellow” the longest single by a solo female rapper to hold the title, surpassing Hill’s two week streak of “Doo Wop (That Thing) 19 years ago. Followed right behind the rapper on the Hot 100 list is Post Malone’s “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage and Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.” “Bodak Yellow” also continues to reign the crown as No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart for the eighth week in a row, and No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the 13th consecutive week.
It’s been an exciting eventful year for Cardi B, what’s next for the Bronx native?