Cardi B matches Iggy Azalea for the most career weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 among female rappers, as both MCs have now spent seven weeks at the chart’s summit in their careers.
Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, logs a third week at No. 1 (on the chart dated Oct. 13). Cardi B previously led for a week in July with “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, and for three weeks in October 2017 with her debut hit, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).”
Azalea earned her seven weeks atop the Hot 100 all courtesy of her debut smash “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, in 2014. (Thus, she notched all her weeks at No. 1 as a lead act; Cardi B has spent four of her seven weeks at No. 1 as a lead.)
Beyond Cardi B and Azalea (whose upcoming tour has been canceled), three other female rappers have ruled the Hot 100: Lauryn Hill’s first solo Hot 100 entry (apart from the Fugees), “Doo Wop (That Thing),” led for two weeks beginning with its Nov. 14, 1998, debut at No. 1; Lil’ Kim reigned for five weeks in 2001, with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk, on “Lady Marmalade”; and, Shawnna topped the chart as featured on Ludacris’ “Stand Up,” which topped the Dec. 6, 2003, tally. Source: Billboard