Hot 100: Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Opens at #1 To Historic Numbers

Published: Monday 17th Aug 2020 by Rashad

To say Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s joint hit, ‘WAP,’ made a splash on the Billboard Hot 100 this week would be an understatement of epic proportion.

Since its August 7 debut, the Ayo the Producer-helmed cut – which largely samples Frank Ski‘s 1992 club anthem ‘Whores in the House’ – has been bumping from houses, cars, and maybe even outer space if the out-of-this-world figures attached to its first-week sales performance are any indication.

Making history along the way, look inside to see how the tune – which premiered at #1 on the refreshed Hot 100 – sailed to the top.

Already certified Gold by the RIAA (which denotes sales equivalence of 500,000) within its first 7 days of availability, ‘WAP’s opening garnered the largest commercial response for an all-female collaboration ever.

Here are ‘WAP’s official first-week numbers:

  • Streaming – 93 million U.S. (the biggest streaming opening in history)
  • Digital Downloads – 125,000 downloads
  • Radio airplay – 11.6 million radio airplay audience

Alongside the placement on the Hot 100 are placements in history books for Cardi.  While the chart championship marks Megan’s second reign, it’s B’s fourth.

With her first two (as a leader) – ‘Bodak Yellow’ and ‘I Like It’ – climbing to the tally’s summit in 2017 and 2018 respectively, ‘WAP’s 2020 reign makes her the first female rapper to have four #1 hits and first female rapper to have #1 hits in two different decades.

For Stallion, she trots into history books for not only being the youngest female rapper to collect two #1 hits, but she also did it the fastest as ‘Savage,’ her inaugural chart-topper, rose to the top just three months ago (click here to read more).

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  1. Holliewuudd August 17, 2020

    Its actually Cardi Bs fourth

    • POPS+Muva August 17, 2020

      exactly. I was like did I miss something?

    • Zion August 17, 2020

      Cardi has literally ended Nickis career

      • Zion August 17, 2020

        Technically Left eye is the female rapper that went number 1 and has the most number 1s

      • Zion August 17, 2020

        Debbie Harry was the first to use rap vocal on a number 1 single. Left Eye is the first female “rapper” to have a number 1 single with Creep or rap vocal with Waterfalls.

    • The Money Bag wit W.A.P. 💦 💰 August 17, 2020

      They said her fourth, they just referred to her by the first alphabet of her government. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Cardi!!!!!!
      #TheEmpressisBack!!!
      #CardiSeasonhasBegun!!!

  2. Qu3pid August 17, 2020

    Congrats Ladies!

    Radio play really helped and the shock value of the video, because the song is a dub. No Hate! Congrats to all the ladies doing it big in 2020

  3. Paulo August 17, 2020

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I hope they get to stay there! If they block Drake I think they can block BTS the following week

  4. Karma August 17, 2020

    You know d@mn well this is Cardi’s 4th #1. You tried it h0£!

    • POPS+Muva August 17, 2020

      yes I was reading this like 3rd? lmao they forgot about girls like you

  5. POPS+Muva August 17, 2020

    THATGRAPEJUICE you need to edit this article this is Cardi B’s 4TH number 1. Girls Like You with Maroon 5 was Cardi B’s 3rd numnber 1

    • Gee August 17, 2020

      Congratulations to both Queens Cardi, and Meg!!!

    • Carlitos August 17, 2020

      Honestly no one cares lmao

      • Karma August 17, 2020

        Obviously you do clown if you came to the story to comment! 😂😂😂

  6. Dc August 17, 2020

    Case closed cardi came for blood and it’s not slowing down any mad people all over the world are making videos tik tok white black Latino everyone loving this it’s not just a song it’s a movement table talk taboo congrats cardi n meg y’all killed this 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  7. Ling Ling Sauce💋💦💦 August 17, 2020

    Good job! Ladies for selling p:u:ssy

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 17, 2020

      Good job selling your ladyboy c*** in the Red Light District in Amsterdam

  8. MessyBoots August 17, 2020

    Love the song/video. Congrats!

  9. #WAP August 17, 2020

    CONGRATULATIONS CARDI!!! The QUEEN of Rap!!! HISTORY MAKING GRAMMY AWARD WINNER CARDI B!!!

    • The Money Bag wit W.A.P. 💦 💰 August 17, 2020

      🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👠🙌🏽👠👠👠👠👠

  10. Pat August 17, 2020

    This is what U call a hit. Not the flops y’all try to force down our throats

  11. Meme August 17, 2020

    No I hope she releases the album. She got the number 1 they were wanting now release the album.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 17, 2020

      This.

  12. Bebo August 17, 2020

    Is Cardi b 4 #1 you guys try it

  13. Clarks0o0ñ August 17, 2020

    Cardi b has 4 number 1’s

    Bodak yellow
    I like it
    Girls like u
    Wap

    All 4 songs are iconic

  14. Clarks0o0ñ August 17, 2020

    Damn I thought megan was gonna end up a reality star, look at her scoring 2 number 1’s in 1 year.

    If megan collaborates with Arianna or Rihanna, that’s another number one in the bag for megan.

    • Meg on fire!! August 18, 2020

      That’s it!!! I been thinking who the last two she should collab with to finish her infinity gauntlet of awesome female collabs… there they are… Ariana and Rih. Bey, Cardi, Nicki, Ari, Rih! That would be amazing! Grats on another number 1 ladies!

  15. Clarks0o0ñ August 17, 2020

    Normani what’s good?

    Megan has no album out
    Megan has record label issues
    Megan was even shot in the foot but she’s still scoring number 1’s
    So normani what’s good?

    Normani made megan flop. Remember that diamonds song? Yeah that’s right nobody remembers that trash. 😭

    • High Price August 17, 2020

      I will say this comment is a step in the right direction from the Megan slander you paraded around when #Savage went #1… But chill on the Normani hate. I know you anxious for the album. And there was a public announcement made about last week by her. So just hold your horses.

      Also, thank you for helping #Motivation go platinum too! I know the stream list for her platinum single is endless in your stream history.

  16. RaMone Fluellen August 17, 2020

    This is incorrect this is cardi b 4th #1,

  17. IG: mixedboy August 17, 2020

    Congrats ladies you’re both deserving! This song really grew on me. I love it now.

    • High Price August 17, 2020

      infectious asf!

  18. George August 17, 2020

    Meg only been in the game for a year and is already tied with Nicki Minaj with having 2 #1’s… that’s wild.I would of never seen this coming.

    • Gag August 17, 2020

      I still think if streaming counted the way it does now when Nicki first came out she would have at least another number 1…hip hop is the top selling genre now but it wasn’t yet when Nicki came on the scene

  19. Dc August 17, 2020

    125 k In pure sales bravo 👏🏾

  20. Tamar+Her August 17, 2020

    Nicki is over she could NEVAH

  21. Ratexxx August 17, 2020

    Hip hop is dead…if this is what people think is a great..two basic bishes bragging about their pussi game…

    I feel bad those kids who has to listen to that so call music

    • High Price August 17, 2020

      That’s when parenting skills come into play. It is not Cardi or Megan’s job to raise your kids.

  22. Section8DaGreat August 17, 2020

    Megan is also the first female rapper to have 2 number 1’s before an album release!!!

    • High Price August 17, 2020

      Exactly. Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t recall any artist (if not many at all) that has scored a #1 off of an EP. That’s #BigSh!t

  23. High Price August 17, 2020

    Congratulations Cardi and Meg! I knew it was going #1. The project as a whole is infectious! Love it or hate it.

    .
    Also is that Clarkson EATING HIS WORDS in regards to Megan !?!? ⁉️ Megan Thee Stallion⁉️ lol! And congratulating her??? I guess he has some type of common sense after all.

  24. The Money Bag wit W.A.P. 💦 💰 August 17, 2020

    “Now from the top, make it drop!”
    Get it, My girl! Keep making every bish that ever hated on you, EAT IT!!!

    #SheSaySheGonDoWhatToWho?!!
    #CardiSeasoninFullEffect!!!
    #GetThaShoe!!👠👠👠👠👠

  25. Theman August 17, 2020

    This is huge. Those pure sales are amazing. A great feat all across the board.

  26. Adonis August 17, 2020

    Nicki is 40 and should just sit down at this point cardi came for her neck and achieved in 3 years what Nicki has tried for 12 years bahahahaha

    • motivation August 17, 2020

      Industry gives cardi gets a seat at the rap table thanks to Nickis 10-year grind. Let’s not forget that. Female rap is not an aesthetic. Ain’t nobody coming to cardi b for skill, they coming for that social media clout. There lies the difference.

      • Adonis August 18, 2020

        U mean how Nicki stole Kim’s entire look, style AND HER LYRICS??? And she still gave her little – no props? Foh

  27. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez August 17, 2020

    PAYOLA

    • Dc August 17, 2020

      125 paid downloads i know your mad keep on this payola s*** we know this is a worldwide hit without payola hater

    • Dc August 17, 2020

      125,000 paid downloads i know u hate to see it no payola just hits

  28. Beam Me Up Scotty August 17, 2020

    Both are Nicki’s sons

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