Cardi B Rewrites Her Own History as “WAP” Notches Fourth Week at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Cardi B is rewriting her own history…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar’s smash collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP,” is spending a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dated September 26.

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion

With its fourth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Cardi B rewrites her longest career domination as a lead artist, as “WAP” surpasses the three-week reign of her debut No. 1 “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” in October 2017. She has also led with “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin (one week, July 2018), and as featured on Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You” (seven weeks, September-November 2018).

“WAP,” released on Atlantic Records, notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 41.5 million U.S. streams (down 14%) in the week ending September 17, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

On Digital Song Sales, which it led for two weeks, “WAP” drops 2-3 with 12,000 downloads sold (down 25%) in the same span. The collab climbs 27-21 on Radio Songs with 32.6 million airplay audience impressions (up 21%) in the week ending September 20.

“WAP” logs a sixth week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100.

Cardi B’s “WAP,” Featuring Megan Thee Stallion Reclaims No. 1 Spot on Billboard Hot 100

Grab a bucket and a mop… Cardi B‘s back at the top of the charts.

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar’s smash single “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, has rebounded for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, WAP

“WAP” has dethroned BTS‘ “Dynamite,” which spent its first two weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 1, at the top of the chart.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data.

“WAP,” released on Atlantic Records, notches a fourth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 48.2 million U.S. streams (down 18%) in the week ending September 10, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

On the Digital Song Sales chart, which it led for two weeks, “WAP” rises 3-2 with 16,000 downloads sold (down 20%) in the same span. The collab ascends 32-27 on the Radio Songs chart with 27.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 11%) in the week ending September 13.

With its third week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Cardi B matches her longest career domination as a lead artist, as “WAP” ties the three-week reign of her debut No. 1 “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” in October 2017. She has also led with “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin (one week, July 2018), and as feature artist on Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You” (seven weeks, September-November 2018).

“WAP” logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100.

Cardi B Encourages People to Register to Vote as Deadlines Approach

Cardi B is urging you to get registered…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar, who has never been afraid to get political, is encouraging everyone to get registered to vote.

Cardi B

In a video posted by her label, Atlantic Records, Cardi B keeps it simple:

“It’s Cardi B and let me tell y’all something, state deadlines are coming very quick so make sure y’all click the link in the bio so y’all can register to vote,” she says in the brief video supporting the non-partisan group HeadCount, a national non-profit organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy in the United States.

With less than 65 days left until the November 3 election, the push to register voters and make sure they have the necessary materials to vote by mail or to vote early in their states is ramping up.

Cardi B had previously voiced her support for Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders, interviewing him about his vision for the country and political views, before her dropped out of the race. She’s now thrown her support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who she also interviewed recently.

Click here to register to vote through the HeadCount website.

Click here to verify that you’re already registered to vote in your state.

Cardi B, riding high on the chart-topping success of her Megan Thee Stallion collaboration “WAP,” recently got into a social media tussle with former Republican congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine, after Lorraine made an unflattering comparison between Cardi B and First Lady Melania Trump after the latter’s speech at last week’s Republican National Convention.

“America needs far more women like Melania Trump and far less like Cardi B,” tweeted the politician who failed in her bid to unseat Democratic Speaker of the House leader Nancy Pelosi, leading the superstar to fire back, “Didn’t she used to sell that Wap?”

Cardi B’s “WAP,” Featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Registers Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Cardi B is proving she has staying power…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar’s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, has notched a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion "WAP" Video

The track debuted at the summit a week earlier with record first-week streams.

“WAP,” which fended off a challenge from Drake‘s “Laugh Now Cry Later,” featuring Lil Durk, is the first song to spend its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1 since Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings,” which tallied its first five weeks on the chart in the top spot (of eight total frames at No. 1), beginning on the February 2, 2019-dated tally.

Meanwhile, “WAP” is the first song among women to lead the Hot 100 for multiple weeks since Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” reigned for three weeks in December-January. Before that, Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” totaled seven weeks at No. 1 last September-October.

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“WAP,” released on Atlantic Records, notches a second week at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, with 36,000 downloads sold (down 71%) in the week ending August 20, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It dips to No. 2 on Streaming Songs with 72.2 million U.S. streams (down 22%) in the week ending August 20. A week ago, it blasted in with 93 million streams, the most ever for a song in its first week of release.

“WAP” concurrently posts a second week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100.

“WAP” additionally debuts at No. 48 on the Radio Songs chart with 16.5 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 42%) in the week ending August 23.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data.

Ozuna Teams Up with Scott Storch & Tyga on Spanglish Single “Fuego Del Calor”

Ozuna is bringing the heat…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer has joined voiced with superproducer Scott Storch and Tyga for the breezy poolside “Fuego Del Calor” music video.

Ozuna

Storch, who received his first credit as a lead artist for the reggaeton hip-hop single, casually smokes a cigar while the Ozuna and Tyga swap verses at sundown as things are just starting to heat up.

The trio’s summer forecast features Ozuna kicking off the track singing suave borderline raunchy Spanish lyrics like “Tú tiene’ algo que me hace delirar Yo no sé, el baile lo mezclo con el alcohol/ You have something that makes me delirious, the dancing I mix with alcohol.” Then, mid-song, Tyga comes in to take the Latin rhythms-influenced song to a whole other level.

“Fuego Del Calor” serves as a preview to Storch’s debut solo album due to arrive via Atlantic Records in the coming months.

The “Fuego Del Calor” music video was directed by Mike Ho.

Kehlani Earns Third Straight No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums Chart with “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t”

Make that three in a row for Kehlani

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter has captured her third straight No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart as It Was Good Until It Wasn’t debuts at the summit on the list dated May 23. 

Kehlani

The album arrives with 83,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the highest one-week total of her career.

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, released on Tsunami Mob/Atlantic/AG, follows a pair of previous chart-toppers: SweetSexySavage in 2017 and last year’s While We Wait, which both ruled for one week. 

Kehlani’s debut effort, You Should Be Here, debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Top R&B Albums chart in 2015.

“I’m grateful, I can’t believe it,” Kehlani tells Billboard. “Imma [sic] celebrate by laying in bed and getting some much needed rest with my daughter.” 

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t marks her first album since the birth of her daughter, Adeya, in March 2019.

Beyond its R&B victory, It Was Good Until It Wasn’tconcurrently opens at No. 2 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Accompanying Kehlani’s Goodstart, nine of the album’s tracks debut on Hot R&B Songs, led by a No. 4 entrance for “Can I,” featuring Tory Lanez. The tune marks Kehlani’s highest debut on the chart and ties for her best peak with “Nights Like This,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Here’s a full rundown of Kehlani’s new collection on Hot R&B Songs:

Rank, Title, Additional Artists (if any)
No. 4, “Can I,” featuring Tory Lanez
No. 9, “Change Your Life,” featuring Jhene Aiko
No. 14, “Water”
No. 15, “Bad News”
No. 18, “Hate The Club,” featuring Masego
No. 21, “Serial Lover”
No. 22, “Can You Blame Me” featuring Lucky Daye
No. 24, “Open (Passionate)”
No. 25, “Grieving,” featuring James Blake

Activity surrounding Kehlani’s It Was Good Until It Wasn’thelps the singer-songwriter jump 40-3 on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart. The leap secures her first week in the top 10, after narrowly missing out (No. 11) upon SweetSexySavage‘s chart arrival in February 2017.

Ally Brooke Hernandez Debuts New Spanish Track “Vámonos” at Fusion Festival

Ally Brooke Hernandez is embracing her Spanish roots…

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer and former Fifth Harmony member has a new Latin-pop song called “Vámonos,” which she debuted live over the weekend at Fusion Festival in Liverpool, U.K.

Ally Brooke Hernandez

“VAMANOS FUSION FEST!!!” the Fifth Harmony singer — now focusing on her solo career– wrote on Twitter, where she posted a short video from the fest.

The footage doesn’t show the entiresong, but you can hear the lyrics of the chorus: “Vámonos, vámonos, vámonos, pero a la cama, a la cama, a la cama, no.”

Her performance to the upbeat, Spanish-language track was dance-heavy, with several backup dancers included in the choreography.

“First show tomorrow…been working hard,” the singer said on Twitter the day before her set at Fusion Fest.

No word on whether “Vámonos” will be an official single, but Brooke did recently confirm she’s signed a solo recording deal with Latium Entertainment/Atlantic Records. Since Fifth Harmony’s hiatus, she’s contributed vocals to DJ Topic‘s “Perfect” and Lost Kings‘ “Look at Us Now.”

Hernandez shared one clip of “Vamonos,” while fans at the show supplied some more on social media.

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt’s March for Our Lives Charity Single “Found/Tonight” Headed for No. 1 Debut on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Chart

Lin-Manuel Miranda is making his mark on the digital song charts with an important single…

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actor and Broadway star’s March for Our Lives charity single with Ben PlattFound/Tonight” appears headed for a No. 1 debut on Billboard‘s Digital Song Sales chart (dated March 31).

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Based on preliminary data for next week’s charts, the song, released on March 16 via I Know Another One/Atlantic Records, could launch atop Digital Song Sales with more than 50,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 22.

It should also draw more than 1 million U.S. streams, sparking a mid-chart debut on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100.www.youtube.com, or enable JavaScript if it is disabled in your browser.

The single is a mash-up of two songs from the artists’ respective Tony-Award-winning musicals: Hamilton‘s The Story of Tonight” and Dear Evan Hansen‘sYou Will Be Found.”

Miranda wrote and starred in Hamilton, while Platt starred in Dear Evan Hansen, whose “Found” was written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

A portion of all proceeds from “Found/Tonight” benefit the March for Our Lives initiative, and Miranda and Platt will perform the song at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

The event, one of 800 marches that will take place that day, will stream live on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Miranda is aiming for his second Digital Song Sales No. 1, following fellow charity single “Almost Like Praying,” featuring Artists for Puerto Rico.

Released in response to Hurricane Maria, the track debuted atop the chart dated October 28, 2017. It also became Miranda’s highest-peaking song (of three) on the Hot 100, debuting at its No. 20 peak that week.

Cardi B Releases New Single “Bartier Cardi,” Featuring 21 Savage

Cardi B is back with new music…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American hip-hop artist, a first-time Grammy nominee this year, has released her latest single, “Bartier Cardi,” featuring 21 Savage.

Cardi B

While Cardi B has been ever-present in 2017 — she’s currently featured on– G-Eazy’s “No Limit” with A$AP Rocky, Migos’ “Motorsport” with Nicki Minaj, and Ozuna’s “La Modelo” – “Bartier Cardi” is the official follow-up to “Bodak Yellow,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks.

While “Bodak Yellow” is her first hit, Cardi B has been in the spotlight for several years, thanks to her role on the VH1 reality TV series “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” where she made her debut as a cast member in 2015 during season six. She released her first single “Cheap Ass Weave” during her first year on the show and an appearance on reggae superstar Shaggy’s single “Boom Boom.” She left the show last December and signed with Atlantic Records early in 2017. She inked a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing back in October.

The Bronx, New York-born MC is currently working on her first studio album, which is expected to be released in early 2018.

Martinez Releasing New Fragrance, Cry Baby Perfume Milk

Melanie Martinez is proving that (perfume) milk, it does a body good…

The 21-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer and songwriter has launched her own perfume.

Melanie Martinez

Martinez’s Cry Baby album inspired her to concoct a fragrance for her fans, aptly titled Cry Baby Perfume Milk.

“The idea for this perfume has been cultivating in my brain since the moment I finished writing my album,” she said in an exclusive statement to Billboard.

Cry Baby Perfume Milk is a blend of sugary and spicy scents, with burnt caramel and woods combining for what she describes as a “nostalgic and sweet” smell.

It may seem a bit strange to think about spraying milk on your body, but the perfume’s name is simply a reflection of the bottle’s shape. Going along with Melanie’s “warped childhood aesthetic,” the fragrance comes in a vintage baby bottle, twist-off rubber top and all. While the perfume itself actually does look like milk, it sprays on clear.

Adding to the uniqueness of the perfume, it’s the first fragrance to be directly distributed by a record label (Melanie is signed with Atlantic Records). Melanie called the perfume creation process “magical,” but Nina Webb, VP of Marketing for Atlantic, said adding something like this to an artist’s repertoire is just as beneficial as it is exciting. “To be able to work with an artist like Melanie who has built such a loyal and passionate fan base is always the ultimate dream in artist development,” she told Billboard via email. “Melanie’s fans love and trust what she delivers, so we were excited to bring her vision to life.”

Cry Baby Perfume Milk will be available in the continental US and sold online at crybabybottle.com beginning December 19, but you can pre-order the fragrance now.