Following Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s historic No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100, the duo’s NSFW “WAP” single continues to break some of the biggest music industry records of 2020.
The mega-hit has already been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and broken streaming records on multiple platforms — doing so amid criticism from everyone from Ceelo Green to Tiger King star Carole Baskin.
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Number fuckin one !!!!!NUMBER 1 !!!My 4th number 1 on @billboard hot 100….I’m just so thankful I want to hug the LORD !! Thank you soo much @theestallion .I don’t even know how to thank you ,I wish I can give you a big ass hug !!! Thank you to my fans Megan fans,Thank you the world for listening .Im just soooo thankful I can’t even type it .Imma get like a bad bitch and tell ya later.Love ya WAAAAAAAPP
In an effort to keep up with the precedent Cardi and Meg have set, Hip-Hop cultural news site HipHopDX took a moment to compile all of the milestones “WAP” has reached so far.
First Female Rap Collaboration To Debut At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100
In one week, the single topped both the Hot Rap Songs chart and the R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart and also drew in 11.6 million radio audience impressions, according to a report from Billboard. The record makes the ninth song of all-female collaborations to reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
First Female Rap Artist With Multiple Hot 100 No. 1 Hits In Multiple Decades
“WAP” elevated Cardi B as the only female rap artist to hold the top spot on the chart in two different decades. Female artists in R&B, urban and other popular music genres like Rihanna, Madonna, and Mariah Carey are among the elite category women to have achieved No. 1 hits in multiple decades.
Record For Most No. 1. Records By A Female Rapper
Cardi B broke her own record when “WAP” secured her fourth No. 1 appearance on the Hot 100. It’s also her second No. 1 as the lead artist, following her 2017 No. 1 “Bodak Yellow”.
Highest First Week Audio Streams In 2020
“WAP” beat out Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” 77.2 million for the largest weekly streams in 2020. As it result, the record topped both the Streaming Songs and Digital Sales charts with a monstrous 93 million first-week streams and 125,000 downloads. It also serves as the second-largest first-week streaming single for a female artist of all time.
Biggest All-Female Collaboration YouTube Debut
With 26 million views in it is first day, “WAP” broke the record for the biggest 24-hour debut for an all-female collaboration on YouTube. As of press time, “WAP” clocks in at more than 127 million YouTube views and sat at the No. 1 spot on YouTube’s Top Music Videos charts for two weeks.
Check out the music video for “WAP” below.