Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s joint hit, ‘WAP,’ have continue to break barriers as it achieve an historical record on Billboard Hot 100 this week.
Since its August 7 debut, the Ayo the Producer-helmed cut which largely
samples Frank Ski‘s 1992 club anthem ‘Whores in the House’ has been bumping
from houses, cars, and maybe even outer space if the out-of-this-world figures
attached to its first-week sales performance are any indication.
Making history along the way, look inside to see how the tune which premiered at 1
on the refreshed Hot 100 sailed to the top.
Already certified Gold by the RIAA (which denotes sales equivalence of 500,000)
within its first 7 days of availability, ‘WAP’s opening garnered the largest commercial
response in years.
Here are ‘WAP’s official first-week numbers:
Streaming – 93 million U.S
Digital Downloads – 125,000 downloads
Radio airplay – 11.6 million radio airplay audience
Alongside the placement on the Hot 100 are placements in history books for Cardi.
While the chart championship marks Megan’s second reign, it’s B’s third.
With her first two ‘Bodak Yellow’ and ‘I Like It’ both climbing to the tally’s summit in
2017 and 2018 respectively, ‘WAP’s 2020 reign makes her the first female rapper to
have three 1 hits and first female rapper to have 1 hits in two different decades.
For Stallion, she trots into history books for not only being the youngest female rapper
to collect two 1 hits, but she also did it the fastest as ‘Savage,’ her inaugural chart-topper, rose to the top just three months ago.