On Monday (Aug. 17), Cardi’s newest single, “Wap” featuring Megan Thee Stallion is reported to have topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the track earned 93 million U.S. streams in the week ending on Aug. 13. The chart-topping collab is also the first single ever to pull these record numbers. “Wap” tops the Hot 100, radio airplay and sales data charts for the week ending on Aug. 22.
Cardi B adds to the Atlantic Records family’s string of recent feats on the Billboard chart. Previously, Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” held the record for the most weekly streamed song in 2020. “Wap” is now the first female rap collaboration in history to debut at No.1 on the Hot 100.
“Wap” is also the Bronx, N.Y. native’s fourth No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 and adds to her title as the only female rapper to achieve this accomplishment. Megan has earned her second No. 1 single in three months thanks to her joint effort with Cardi.
The new hot girl and Bardi gang collaboration samples DJ Frank Ski’s 1993 record, “Whores in This House,” along with refreshed production from Ayo the Producer Keyz. “Wap” is also the first single Cardi stans have received ahead of her forthcoming sophomore album.
Since the song’s release last week, the track has been the subject of criticism from those deeming the lyrical content too sexual or perverse. The two rappers also received backlash from Tiger King’s Carole Baskin, who took issue with big cats like tigers and lions being used in the video.
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