2020 in Review: Female Rappers Rocked History Books All Year Long

Published: Thursday 31st Dec 2020 by Rashad

Whether penciled in history books for reasons good, bad, ugly, and/or everything in between, 2020 brought with it some of entertainment’s most memorable moments.

Now, as the year draws to a close, That Grape Juice is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscape as we know it.

Next, we’ll look back at female Rap’s most pronounced year to date!

We thought 2019 was a highlight for female Rap, but apparently 2020 had even more in store for the ladies of Hip Hop.

Over the year, there were more Hot 100 placements, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certifications, award show performances, and all around chatter around, from, and about the women of Rap than ever before.

From personal milestones to rocking record books, the year was more than kind to a slew of femcees.

See highlights below:

Read: Saweetie Earns Her Highest Hot 100 Debut Yet

Chart Check: Saweetie’s ‘Back to the Streets’ Marks Her Highest Hot 100 Debut Ever

Read:  Saweetie Earns Her First Hot 100 Top 20 Placement

Hot 100: Saweetie ‘Taps In’ To Top 20 For First Time Ever

 

Read:  Doja Cat’s ‘Hot Pink’ Spends Full Year on Billboard 200

Chart Check: Doja Cat’s ‘Hot Pink’ Spends Full Year on Billboard 200

Read:  Doja Cat’s First #1 Hit Certified Multi-Platinum

RIAA: Doja Cat’s ‘Say So’ Becomes Her First Multi-Platinum Hit

Read:  Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj Earn First Hot 100 Chart-Topper

It’s Official: Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj Score The First #1 Hit of their Careers With ‘Say So’

Read:  Doja Cat’s ‘Say So’ Slides to Platinum Status Before Nicki Minaj Remix

Doja Cat’s ‘Say So’ Becomes Her First Solo Platinum Single

Read:  City Girls Earn First Billboard 200 Top 40 Hit

Final Numbers Are In: City Girls’ ‘City on Lock’ Album Sold…

Read:  Megan Thee Stallion Nabs Highest Solo Hot 100 Debut with ‘Body’

Chart Check [Hot 100]: Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Body’ Marks Her Highest Solo Debut Ever!

Read:  Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Certified Platinum

RIAA: Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Certified 3x Platinum

 

Read:  Megan Thee Stallion Nabs Highest Billboard 200 Placement of Any Rapstress This Year

Billboard 200: Megan Thee Stallion Opens At #2 With Major Sales

Read:  Megan Thee Stallion Nabs First MultiPlatinum Hit of Her Career

RIAA: Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Cash Sh*t’ Becomes Her First MultiPlatinum Hit / ‘Girls in the Hood’ Now Gold

 

Read:  Megan Thee Stallion Named ‘GQ’ Rapper of the Year

Megan Thee Stallion Named GQ’s Rapper Of The Year / Talks Musical Mission, Beyonce, Being Shot, & More

Read:  Megan Thee Stallion Named one of TIME’s ‘Most Influential People of 2020’

Megan Thee Stallion Covers ‘TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People of 2020’ Issue

Read:  Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Wrecked History Books

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion: 8 Ways #WAP Whopped Record Books

Read:  Megan Thee Stallion Earns First #1 Hit with ‘Savage’ Remix

Hot 100: Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé Make History As ‘Savage’ Remix Rockets to #1

Read:  Megan Thee Stallion Earned Her Second Billboard 200 Top 10 Hit with ‘Suga’

Final Numbers Are In: Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Suga’ Snags Her Best First Week Sales Yet

Read:  Newcomer Mulatto Earns First RIAA Certification, Hot 100 Placement

Chart Check: Mulatto’s ‘B*tch from Da Souf’ Certified Gold & Becomes Her First Hot 100 Hit

Read:  Cardi B Named Billboard’s Woman of the Year

Billboard ‘Women in Music’: Cardi B Makes History As First Rapper Awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ [Watch]

Read:  Cardi B Nears Diamond Status with ‘I Like It’ and ‘Bodak Yellow’

RIAA: Cardi B’s ‘I Like It’ 9x Platinum / Extends Her Record as Most Certified Female Rapper

 

Read:  Cardi B is ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year…Again!

Cardi B Becomes First Female To Win ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year Twice In A Row

Read:  Nicki Minaj Extends American Music Awards Record

Nicki Minaj Extends Record As Most #AMAs-Awarded Female Rapper in History

Read:  Nicki Minaj Temporarily Extended Record for Most Hot 100 Hits Among ALL Female Acts

Nicki Minaj Snatches Taylor Swift’s Record for Most Hot 100 Hits of All-Time Among Women

Read:  Nicki Minaj’s Debut Album Celebrated 10-Year Anniversary

Nicki Minaj’s ‘PinkPrint’ Hits #1 / Becomes First Female Rap Album To Top Itunes This Year

Read:  Nicki Minaj Made History with her First Two Hot 100 #1s

‘Say So’: 10 Ways Nicki Minaj Made History With Her First Hot 100 #1 Hit

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  1. Incognito December 31, 2020

    That’s my girls 😍 always been a huge fan of female rappers, it started out with Kim and Missy for me. I’m very proud of them all, GIRLS POWER 🎉🏆🎊

  2. Aretha December 31, 2020

    Shout out to Muva Kim who started it all; the raunchy lyrics and song concepts of her TIMELESS rap classics to her s*** style pink, red, blue, green wigs, the Black Barbie persona. Imagine smudging out Kim’s legacy so the next girl can live enviously off her name in hip hop’s book. Not gon happen! After years of Nicki Monopoly we FINALLY have variety so this blog really tried it with the pink wigs. All this rappers are singing to their OWN tune; btw where is Rapsody and Chika?

    • December 31, 2020

      b**** shut the fck up, this post wasn’t for your negative fckry. Kim killed her self no one did that but her dmn self, she doesn’t even look like Kimmy anymore.

      • Incognito December 31, 2020

        You have to admit that without Kim there would no Nicki Minaj today. She was a huge fan of Kim and that’s why she covered some of her songs like “The Jump Off”, Kim is the originator that inspired Nicki from the lyrics to the outfit and hair style. I don’t want to talk s*** on Nicki because I love her music too and I covered some of her songs but for what I know (and I follow that beef since day one) she put pressure on producers to stop working with Kim because she wanted to be the new Queen of rap. What was the title Biggie and the streets gave to Kim? Queen B, how Nicki is calling herself? Kim used the black barbie theme first, you see? Kim is the originator and every female in the rap game should respect her for what she did because without her none of them would be who they are today. The beef had ended between the two and I wish we could have a collaboration between the two someday. Let’s but forget that Kim first album has been certified as a classic, she’s part of history and she will always be legendary for that, just like Nicki will too for all the breaking records she did.

      • Incognito December 31, 2020

        Even Cardi and Megan quote Kim as one of their most influencal female rapper and we all know why.

      • December 31, 2020

        Incognito, I get all that of course Nicki was influence by Kim and upgraded them wigs into her own style, Nicki has nothing to do with Kim and her career troubles people just wanted to rock with the new girl. The same thing is happening to Nicki now, how some switched and is Rocking with Cardi b the new rap chick new. Nicki doesn’t even rap like Kim in no way are form, even when Nicki remade some of Kim andBiggies songs. people just need to stop blaming Nicki and admit that Kim didn’t handle her career well enough and should have stopped messing with her face.

      • Incognito December 31, 2020

        I can’t disagree with what you said, the history repeats itself again with Nicki and Cardi, you are right. I must admit that after “The Naked Truth” I felt like I lost the rapper I fell in love with. The only time I thought she was kinda back was when she released the Black Friday diss, not that I enjoyed the diss but her vocals were on point again. After that… I don’t understand what happened, she lost that thug rap voice that I found again in Nicki but i’m still hoping that she will release something good like before. The last album “9” was a disappointment to me, the only song I truly enjoyed was “Pray for Me” and I wished all the album was similar vocally speaking. I don’t know what happened but I still have hope… she was the first female rapper I heard, the first one that inspired me too and she’s the reason why I started to write and perform my own songs.

    • wapp December 31, 2020

      girl what year is it? nobody is even thinking about kim self hating a s s

      • Incognito December 31, 2020

        Ask Azealia Banks who released a new song called “Mamma Mia” which sounds like the last body of work of Kim tho I don’t like that new weird voice she’s using. Kim is on the mind of all these new rappers because she’s an inspiration 😉

  3. Smh December 31, 2020

    You can tell they all copied from lil Kim but lil Kim copied Barbie a blonde haired, blue eyed doll 👩🏼

    I also seen a video on YouTube where Kim said she was a Puerto Rican girl on the inside 🇵🇷 She transracial too
    She wants to be everything but herself 😐😐😐😐😐😐😐

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