Say what? ‘Say So,’ the disco-tinged tune from Doja Cat, has pounced to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to a little help from Rap Queen Nicki Minaj.
Details await inside:
In one of the most exciting Hot 100 battles in recent memory, Cat has outpaced the Megan Thee Stallion hit – ‘Savage’ – in the race to #1. The latter, thanks to an assist from Beyoncé on the song’s remix, enjoyed a massive sales and streaming boost that pushed it to the runner-up spot on the tally.
Yet, despite the hype to accompany it, their combined star-power wasn’t enough to generate a lasting lead against the potent combo of Doja and Nicki who – thanks to the combined sales of vinyl, multiple digital editions (including remixes), and strong Pop radio airplay – crossed the finish line first.
Let’s dive into the numbers. ‘Say So’:
- soared 966% in sales to 66,000 downloads
- scored 96.2 million audience impressions at radio
- achieved 30.3 million U.S. streams – up 87%
A history-making triumph, the lift to #1 marks the first time ever two female rappers occupied the spot. Similarly, it marks the first time in history two female rappers simultaneously occupied the #1 and #2 spots on the tally.
In addition to being the first chart-topper of Doja’s short career, the win comes of particular note for Minaj as tenancy at the top spot on the tally comes over 10 years after the release of her official debut single. In the time since, she’s amassed more entries on the chart than any of her female counterparts.
Now, she can add #1 song to her incomparable Hot 100 resume.