Cardi B’s “Up” knocks down each modern challenger on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart because the unmarried debuts at No. 1 at the listing dated Feb. 20. With the start, the rapper posts consecutive chart-topping debuts even as she additionally claims a feat unseen at the Billboard Hot 100 in over 20 years.
With “Up,” Cardi B lands consecutive No. 1 debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, after “WAP,” providing Megan Thee Stallion, likewise opened on pinnacle final August because it commenced a 10-week domination. The combination makes Cardi B the primary artist to submit instantly No. 1 debuts at the chart as a lead artist, and 2d typical performer after Drake, whose consecutive begins offevolved got here from a function spot on Rihanna’s “Work” and his very own unmarried “Summer Sixteen” in 2016. In all, “Up” is Cardi B’s 6th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, drastically with at the least one in every of the closing 5 years. Here’s the whole collection: Song Title, Artist (if aside from Cardi B), Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” six, Sept. 16, 2017“Finesse,” with Bruno Mars, one, Jan. 20, 2018“I Like It,” with Bad Bunny & J Balvin, one, July 7, 2018“Please Me,” with Bruno Mars, one, March 16, 2019“WAP,” providing Megan Thee Stallion, 10, Aug. 22, 2020“Up,” one (to date), Feb. 20, 2021 Elsewhere, “Up” starts at No. 2 at the all-style Hot one hundred, in the back of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License.” Still, the tune’s arrival makes for a Hot one hundred fulfillment that hadn’t took place in greater than decades. Until “Up,” no lady had debuted better at the Hot one hundred with a tune and not using a different billed artists that still made Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart due to the fact that Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" in 1998, the simplest different unmarried withinside the club. As implied withinside the earlier stat, “Up” additionally debuts at No. 1 at the Hot Rap Songs chart. Cardi B Is Thrilled With Chart Debut For ‘Up’: ‘I Over Succeeded’ “Up” arrives with, no surprise, a excessive streaming sum. The track, launched Feb. 5, registered 31.2 million U.S. streams withinside the week finishing Feb. 11, in step with MRC Data. The general lets in for a No. 1 begin at the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart, in which it will become Cardi B’s 5th chief of her career. It likewise opens atop the all-style Streaming Songs rating to mark her fourth champ. The No. 1 debuts hold coming as “Up” launches as Cardi B’s 7th tune to attain the summit at the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart way to 34,000 downloads offered withinside the week finishing Feb. 20. For the very last metric that contributes to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, radio airplay, “Up” isn't No. 1 – no tune is that this early in its arc – however does set up a few non-public bests for Cardi B’s career. The track’s No. 24 debut closing week (at the chart dated Feb. 13) marked her maximum front amongst 20 singles at the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, even as its 24-18 boom at the contemporary chart ties “Motorsport,” her collaboration with Migos and Nicki Minaj, as her first-rate 2d-week rank of these entries. “Up” ascends because it registers 8.7 million in target target market impressions in its first complete monitoring week at the radio format, which wrapped on Feb. 14. Elsewhere, “Up” rallies 17-nine on Rap Airplay in its 2d chart week and flies 31-17 on Rhythmic Airplay.