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Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Dethrones Taylor Swift’s “LWYMMD” For #1 On Hot 100

“Bodak Yellow” takes #1, while Post Malone’s “rockstar” earns #2.

Cardi B in Bodak Yellow | Atlantic

Making good on projections, Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” rises one place to #1 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Cardi B follows Lauryn Hill (“Doo Wop”) in becoming the second solo female rapper to top the Hot 100 without a feature.

She is only the fifth female rapper to top the chart. Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”), Lil Kim (“Lady Marmalade”) and Shawnna (featured on Ludacris’ “Stand Up”) also scored number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Hot 100 ranks songs based on combined activity from sales, streaming and radio airplay; “Bodak Yellow” had a big week in all categories. It takes #3 on Digital Song Sales, #2 on Streaming Songs and #13 on Radio Songs.

“Bodak Yellow” seizes the throne from Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” which falls to #3.

Post Malone’s new “rockstar (featuring 21 Savage)” moves into the #2 spot on this week’s Hot 100. It also tops the Digital Song Sales and Streaming Songs subcharts.

Logic’s “1-800-273-8255 (featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)” drops one spot to #4, while Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito (featuring Justin Bieber)” slips one place to #5.

The balance of the Top 10:
6) French Montana – Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee (+1)
7) Imagine Dragons – Believer (+2)
8) Yo Gotti – Rake It Up ft. Nicki Minaj (+8)
9) Charlie Puth – Attention (-1)
10) Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (+4)

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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