In early February, Cardi B released her first single of 2021 as well as her first solo single since 2019 with “Up.” This record debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, right behind Olivia Rodrigo‘s “Drivers License.” At the time, Cardi was simply happy that Up did that well and didn’t worry that it didn’t have a No. 1 debut. She was grateful for everyone who streamed the single and got it to where it was in that very moment.
Cardi B’s ‘Up’ Is Now No. 1 In The US
“Up” officially reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 this afternoon. Many believed that this would eventually be the case due to the massive support it’s been receiving over the past month and a half. According to Chart Data, this now becomes Cardi‘s fifth No. 1 single and she extends her record as the female rapper with the most No. 1 hits. She also becomes the first female rapper to to earn multiple solo No. 1 hits. The last one was her breakout hit single, “Bodak Yellow,” in 2017.
Cardi Thanks God And Expresses Gratefulness For Latest Career Milestone
Cardi B celebrated on Twitter and Instagram in honor of “Up” being the top song in the country now. She gave credit to God and expressed how there’s so much that needs to be said as she posted the Hot 100 standings.
“I want God to come see me in my dreams when I take my nap today so I can kiss his feet and tell him how much I love him !!! Yoooooo shit is amazing yoooooo .I got no words .Actually I got a lot of words but I can’t type it all ??NUMBER 1!!!!!”
‘Up’ Was Highest-Debuting Solo Track By A Female Rapper This Century
At the time of Up‘s release, it had a very impressive debut with the No. 2 spot on the Hot 100 chart. It also made history by becoming the highest debuting solo track by a female rapper this century. The last female rapper to reach that point was Lauryn Hill in 1999 at the No. 1 spot with her “Doo Wop (That Thing)” single.
“I want to say thank you to all my fans and supporters this is BIG for me,” said Cardi on Twitter last month. “I wanted to beat my last solo single number & I over succeeded.First time a female rapper debut top 5 since Lauren.”
Cardi Is Also Coming Off A Huge GRAMMYs Performance
Cardi also performed at the GRAMMYs a few weeks ago as she did so with Megan Thee Stallion. They performed their chart-topping, 5x platinum collab single, “WAP.” WAP was not nominated due to Cardi deciding not to submit the song until her upcoming sophomore album is out. Nonetheless, the two superstars gave fans a nice show as both are starting to become household names at the GRAMMYs now. “Up” is also sure to secure plenty of nominations for 2022 as well.