Chart Check: Cardi B Beats Beyonce Billboard Record

Published: Wednesday 17th Jan 2018 by Rashad

Another day, another Cardi B record.

As we’ve reported several times over the course of the last few months, the rapstress – thanks to the successes of her singles ‘Bodak Yellow’ and featured roles on the Migos cut ‘Motorsport’ and G-Eazy‘s ‘No Limit’ – has seen her name penciled in Billboard history books repeatedly for a number of accomplishments including…


  • 1st (and only) female rapper to have a solo Hot 100 #1 hit this century
  • 1st Latina to hit #1 since Shakira‘s ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ topped the charts in 2006
  • 2nd female rapper in history to top the Hot 100 charts with her official debut single (solo)
  • 2nd woman of color to have a #1 hit this decade
  • Only ‘Love & Hip Hop’ act to score a top 10 hit since the show’s inception in 2011, let alone a #1
  • Longest unaccompanied run at #1 on the Hot 100 by a female rapper [click here to read more]
  • First and only rapper to see her first 3 charting releases simultaneously in the Hot 100’s top 10 [click here to read]
  • …and many more

Now, with the first full week sales and streaming of her Bruno Mars collaboration, ‘Finesse,’ behind her, Billboard is able to reflect the true popularity of the cut.  Let’s just say the move has added yet another historical highlight to Cardi’s growing list of wins:

Blasting to #3 on the Hot 100 (as we reported here), now the Music Bible reports…


Cardi B becomes the third act — and first woman — with five of the top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in a single week…

Among all acts, Cardi B ties Drake and Kendrick Lamar for the most concurrent top 10s. Drake has done it eight times (all in 2016) and Lamar has managed the achievement once, in 2017. Among women, Cardi B was previously tied with Beyoncé, with four — a feat Cardi B matched in the previous two weeks (Jan. 13 and Jan. 6).


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  1. Tori January 17, 2018

    Meanwhile over at RCA Records…

    • The Wig Snatcher January 17, 2018

      That song is terrible…and the video…Tinashe is essentially over unfortunately.

  2. 4U2SEE January 17, 2018

    The Bee-hive right NOW!! I can’t take the call on this: But Leave a Message. Beep!

  3. Meme January 17, 2018

    Much respect for Cardi B and I truly love seeing her do her thing but in all due respects, you can’t compare her accomplishments to those before her. She cut the price of her single and had everyone rallying to get the song to #1.

    It’s simply not the same as Shakiras whenever where ever being #1 or Rihanna’s number ones prior to streaming. So saying she’s the 2nd woman of color this decade or 2nd Latino means absolutely nothing.

    • Caleb January 18, 2018

      Whenever, wherever wasn’t no. 1 on the hot 100. You must be referring to Hips Don’t Lie

  4. DanYiel Iman January 18, 2018

    IMO her raps aren’t for me but congratulations on your journey!!

  5. I Am Confuzzled January 18, 2018

    I am not a Beyonce fan. Like her voice, but most of her music doesn’t appeal to me.

    However…Cardi B…on a remix of Bruno Mars, gets credit for..these ‘records”…but Beyonce with Ed Sheeran doesn’t count?


    By the way, the “female rapper” milestones are a joke in and of themselves. There are not exactly many opportunities for female rappers period.

  6. Nick January 18, 2018

    First person to go into the top 10 while rubbing their stomach and patting their head at the same time…………….

    We could sit here all day making up the “the first time….” someone has done something.

    This site’s journalism is getting more and more preposterous

  7. I hate Blacak. And Whiyte bitczhc January 18, 2018

    MORNING BARBIE, Yep cardi is the first to have a one hit wonder all year..,,.,, cardi is the first to not go platinum and have no Platinum hits like Nicki Minaj

  8. Lake Erie January 18, 2018

    Cardi B! Smh Staying winning mama! You deserve it!

  9. Jay January 18, 2018

    All Beyonce songs are HERS! BUT OKAY

    • ??? January 18, 2018

      lmao you mean all of roach’s songs are HER SONGWRITERS’! mmkay lmfaoooo

  10. ??? January 18, 2018

    lmao so are the roaches still gonna cl*t ride cardi or nah? lmfaooo

  11. Queen Bardi January 18, 2018

    Cardi B is the new QUEEN floponce can go away now.

  12. truth January 18, 2018

    Cardi has replaced beyonce and nicki loves it

    • January 18, 2018

      LOL!!! you got jokes.

  13. JOHNVIDAL January 18, 2018

    I have a question: are the stupid features not counting for hot 100 anymore? I don´t see Beyonce´s name “leading” that Ed Sheeran song now all of a sudden? I wish that could be the case. Like all these basic girls would see their fake hits stats reduced drastically LOL It would be way more accurate of how big (not) they are compared to super stars from when music was huge.

    • truth January 18, 2018

      Stop living in the past, you fell much better once you accept that the glory day are gone and a new generation has taken over.

      • JOHNVIDAL January 18, 2018

        I´m asking a question. I enjoy music as much as ever, normally not from people that tops the charts nowadays. There is much more out there. That´s all. I´m just saying I have just noticed Beyonce´s name is not there, and that if it is due to another change of rules, then it would be welcome in this case.

    • JOHNVIDAL January 18, 2018

      All these new girls are lacking in general btw. No SPECIAL talent whatsoever. We already witnessed a prior generation that was lacking with Rihanna, katy perry and the likes. But damn it this is just really bad. Cardi, Camila… a new all time low.

      • Strawberry. January 23, 2018

        Hey John.. miss me? ..keep Queen Beyonce name outcho Mouth you Racist neo-Nazi B**** !!

      • Strawberry. January 23, 2018

        John Vidal and Suicide Blonde sitting in a tree .. K-i-s-s-i-n-G. and hatin on all Black icons while worshippin’ Donald trump & the almighty Alt-Right. IF they could they would make Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake the Queen and King of everything.

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