BIG Energy: Latto Joins Exclusive List of Female Rappers With SOLO Top 40 Hits

Published: Friday 28th Jan 2022 by Rashad

By comparison, Rap is easily music’s most collaborative genre.

In fact, some of Hip Hop history’s biggest hits have come as the result of some heavyweight tag teams on a track – a nod to the age old adage of ‘strength in numbers.’ Yet, while there is a noteworthy class of emcees who have made indelible marks on the charts by their lonesome, the ladies of the male-dominated genre can’t exactly boast that frequency.

Making the achievement all the more toast-worthy when it does occur, this week saw rising rapstress Latto join an exclusive list of female Hip Hop hitmakers when her latest single, ‘Big Energy,made big moves into the Hot 100’s top 40.

To celebrate, we’re raising a glass to the entire club of femcees who have brought the same energy – for and by themselves.

MC Lyte


Hot 100 Peak:  #35

Lil Kim

‘Lighters Up’

Hot 100 Peak:  #31

Queen Latifah


Hot 100 Peak:  #23

Young M.A.


Hot 100 Peak: #19


‘Big Energy’

Hot 100 Peak (to date): #38


‘Paper Planes’

Hot 100 Peak: #4


‘Tap In’

Hot 100 Peak: #20

Other solo Top 40 hits include: ‘My Type’ (#21)


‘Truth Hurts’

Hot 100 Peak: #1

Other solo Top 40 hits include:  ‘Good As Hell’ (#3 overall, #14 as a solo cut)

Missy Elliott

‘Work It’

Hot 100 Peak: #2

Other solo Top 40 hits: ‘Get Your Freak On’ (#7), ‘Pass That Dutch’ (#27)

Doja Cat

‘Say So’

Hot 100 Peak:  #6 (as a solo hit)

Other solo Top 40 hits include: ‘Streets’ (#16), ‘Need to Know’ (#8)


‘Gotta Man’

Hot 100 Peak: #26

Other solo Top 40 hits include:  ‘Satisfaction‘ (#27), ‘Tambourine’ (#37)

Lauryn Hill

‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’

Hot 100 Peak: #1

Other solo Top 40 hits include: ‘Ex-Factor’ (#21), ‘Everything is Everything’ (#35)

Da Brat


Hot 100 Peak: #6

Other solo Top 40 hits include: ‘Fa All Y’all’ (#37), ‘Give It 2 You’ (#26), ‘Sittin on Top of the World’ (#30)

Megan Thee Stallion


Hot 100 Peak: #14 (solo version)

Other solo Top 40 hits include:  ‘B.I.T.C.H.’ (#31), ‘Body’ (#12), ‘Girls in the Hood’ (#28), ‘Thot Sh*t’ (#16)

Cardi B

‘Bodak Yellow’

Hot 100 Peak: #1

Other solo Top 40 hits include: ‘Be Careful’ (#11), ‘Money’ (#13), ‘Press’ (#16), ‘Up’ (#1), ‘Get Up 10’ (#38)

Nicki Minaj


Hot 100 Peak: #2

Other solo Top 40 hits include: ‘Your Love’ (#14), ‘Right Thru Me’ (#26), ‘Super Bass’ (#3), ‘Starships’ (#5), ‘Pound the Alarm‘ (#15), ‘Va Va Voom’ (#22), ‘Pills n Potions’ (#24), ‘Chun-Li’ (#10), and more

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  1. marilyn the HO-E 👠(#3679 DIVA) January 28, 2022

    Monica could nevah💅🏾💅🏾 Where trenches at?💯💯 your fave could nevah! Stay mad h🥱e!!💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾

  2. marilyn Shayla the h-O-E 💅🏾(#5789 DIVA) January 28, 2022

    Trenches! Monica! Trenches! Monica! Stay mad💅🏾💅🏾💯💯 Your fave could nevah!!💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾
    Shayla smells like rotten cheese! Your fave could nevah 💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾😴💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾

  3. marilyn the H-O-E bag💅🏾(#47998 DIVA) January 28, 2022

    MONICA💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾💥💥Grapejuice use to be fun and respectful before Marilyn and Shayla ruined it!! 💯💯🌞🌞Monica trenches Monica trenches Monica trenches 💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾💯💯🌞💅🏾🥱💅🏾

  4. Clownika Maraj🤡 January 28, 2022

    Nicki Minaj’s list is f****** pathetic. She has one of the worst catalogues in music, yet alone hip hop.

    • FAF January 28, 2022

      Nicki: 15 years+
      You: Mad

      • Clownika Maraj🤡 January 28, 2022

        That’s all you have to say about her s***** ass catalogue? 🤡

      • January 29, 2022


    • Jealousy Kills January 28, 2022

      Stay mad and take several seats cause she is one of the highest selling hip hop female artists ever.. 🔥

      • Clownika Maraj January 28, 2022

        And her catalogue still 🚮🤡

  5. True Tea January 28, 2022

    So Da Brat was the 1st Female rapper to score a Top 10.

    Lauryn Hill is the 1st to score a #1

    Sadly I almost forgot about Da Brat. Kudos to Da Brat & Lauryn whom set the stage for hit making sound among Female MC’s.

    90’s Female rappers are severely under appreciated. Each one of them introduced innovations the NEWER Female rappers still embrace.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 29, 2022

      Now THAT’S the true tea (for once)

  6. Everyone isn’t a rapper January 30, 2022

    Not Lauryns other charted songs were RnB lol

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