Cardi B’s ‘Up’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 | Billboard

Here’s a look at Cardi B’s coronation with “Up,” released on Atlantic Records and the 1,118th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 62-year history.

Streams, Airplay & Sales: “Up” drew 22.7 million U.S. streams (down 5%) and 18,000 downloads sold (up 96%, good for the Hot 100’s top Sales Gainer award) in the week ending March 18, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 34.9 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 7%) in the week ending March 21.

The track rises 5-3 on the Streaming Songs chart, which it led for two weeks; 7-3 on Digital Song Sales, where it spent a week in the lead; and 17-14 on Radio Songs.

Cardi B’s 5th Hot 100 No. 1: Here’s an updated look at Cardi B’s Hot 100 No. 1s:

Title, Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1
“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” three, Oct. 7, 2017
“I Like It,” with Bad Bunny & J Balvin, one, April 21, 2018
“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, seven, Sept. 29, 2018
“WAP,” feat. Megan Thee Stallion, four, Aug. 22, 2020
“Up,” one (to date) March 27, 2021

Cardi B extends her record for the most Hot 100 No. 1s among female rappers. (Of her five leaders, four have also topped the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart, all except Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” on which she’s featured.)

Meanwhile, “Up” is Cardi B’s first Hot 100 No. 1 with no accompanying acts since “Bodak Yellow.” Thanks to the two leaders, Cardi B is the first female rapper with two Hot 100 No. 1s with no accompanying artists.

Dating to her first week atop the Hot 100 with “Bodak Yellow” (Oct. 7, 2017), Cardi B ties for the most No. 1s among all acts in the span since, matching the five each earned in that stretch by Drake and Ariana Grande.

“Levitating” sports gains of 102% to 12,000 sold and 12% to 14.2 million streams in the week ending March 18.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Drake’s “Wants and Needs,” featuring Lil Baby, falls from No. 2, where it debuted a week earlier, to No. 10. Drake’s “What’s Next,” “Wants and Needs” and “Lemon Pepper Style,” featuring Rick Ross (down 3-31), soared in at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, on the Hot 100 a week ago, making Drake the first artist ever to open in the chart’s top three spots simultaneously.

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