Even in its second week, Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion‘s megahit, ‘WAP,’ is still making waves.
Penciling each of its leaders in Hot 100 history books upon its debut for reasons including first all-female collaboration to be certified Gold its first week, first all-female Rap collaboration to debut at #1, best first-week streaming figures by any song ever, etc. as we reported here, now – in week 2 – the tune’s being etched in the records library for even more.
See what we mean inside:
As we reported here, as of time reported only 42 songs have debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 since its unveiling in 1958 (‘WAP’ being the seventh and latest tune to do so this year).
Among those debuts, only 19 (less than 50%) of them can boast maintaining grip on the top spot for a second week. Of those lucky 19, only 3 (less than 20%) were credited to more than one artist.
See them below:
“One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey feat. Boyz II Men
“I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans & 112
“WAP” by Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion
‘WAP’s buoyancy is all the more impressive given that only half of the 14 songs to hit the top spot this year (debut or not) stayed for a second week.
It’s been reported the Ayo the Producer-crafted bop is already eligible for 2x Platinum status in the United States.