Cardi B Makes History as Her Latest Single “I Like It” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Cardi B is making history…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper has become the first female rapper with two No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, after her hit single “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on chart.

Cardi B

Cardi B first reigned with her debut single, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” for three weeks beginning October 7, 2017.

Meanwhile, Bad Bunny and Balvin earn their first Hot 100 No. 1 each.

Cardi B passes four female rappers who previously topped the tally with one No. 1 apiece: Lauryn Hill, with “Doo Wop (That Thing),” in 1998; Lil’ Kim, with “Lady Marmalade,” with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk (2001); Shawnna, as featured on Ludacris‘ “Stand Up” (2003); and, Iggy Azalea, with “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX (2014).

Cardi B’s bilingual track reworks the venerable “I Like It Like That,” originally performed by Pete Rodriguez in 1967 and taken to No. 25 on the Hot 100 in 1997 (titled “I Like It”) by The Blackout Allstars; the latter act included Tito Nieves, who also recorded a notable solo version. (In between, the composition appeared in the 1994 film I Like It Like That and earned a synch in a 1996 Burger King commercial.)

“I Like It” is from Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion of Privacy, which launched atop the Billboard 200 chart dated on April 4 and includes “Bodak Yellow.”

Cardi B is the first artist to notch a pair of Hot 100 No. 1s from a debut album since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, whose The Heist yielded “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz and “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton in 2013.

Cardi B is the first soloist with a pair Hot 100 leaders from a debut LP since Bruno Mars, whose Doo-Wops & Hooligans produced “Just the Way You Are” (2010) and “Grenade” (2011).

And, Cardi B is the first female soloist with two Hot 100 No. 1s from a debut album this decade, and the first since Lady Gaga, whose The Fame generated “Just Dance,” featuring Colby O’Donis and “Poker Face,” both in 2009.

Prior to “I Like It,” Bad Bunny reached a No. 36 Hot 100 high with “Te Bote,” with Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam and Ozuna.

J Balvin notched a prior No. 3 best with “Mi Gente,” with Willy William and featuring Beyoncé, last October.

“I Like It” concurrently takes over atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where Cardi B previously led with “Bodak Yellow,” for six weeks, and “Finesse” (one). It  becomes her second No. 1 on Hot Rap Songs, after “Bodak Yellow” (eight). Bad Bunny and J Balvin lead each list for the first time.

Cardi B Makes History as “Bodak Yellow” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

It’s an extra special (and historic) feat for Cardi B

The 24-year-old part-Dominican American rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, becomes the first female rapper in nearly 19 years to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart without the assistance of any other credited artists, as her debut hit “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on the latest chart (dated Oct. 7). And she’s the first Dominican artist to reach the top of Billboard’s main singles chart.

Cardi B

“Bodak Yellow” makes Cardi B just the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 without any other billed artists, following Lauryn Hill‘s first solo Hot 100 entry (apart from the Fugees), “Doo Wop (That Thing),” for two weeks beginning with its November 14, 1998, debut at No. 1.

Cardi B is only the fifth female rapper ever to lead the Hot 100 at all. After Hill, Lil’ Kim ruled for five weeks in 2001 with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk on “Lady Marmalade“; Shawnna reigned as featured on Ludacris‘ “Stand Up,” which topped the December 6, 2003, chart; and Iggy Azalea‘s introductory Hot 100 hit, “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, led for seven weeks in 2014.

Cardi B is also the first female soloist to top the Hot 100 with a debut track unaccompanied by another artist since Meghan Trainor, whose “All About That Bass” led for eight weeks beginning September 20, 2014.

“Bodak Yellow” rises at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart with 46.4 million U.S. streams, up 14 percent, in the week ending September 21, according to Nielsen Music. It bounds 12-3 on Digital Song Sales chart, up 85 percent to 56,000 downloads sold in the week ending September 21, marking the Hot 100’s top gain in download sales (aided by a 69-cent discount price in the iTunes Store).

The track also lifts 16-13 on Radio Songs, with 62 million all-format audience impressions, up 8 percent, in the week ending September 24.

“Bodak Yellow” spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Rap Airplay chart and a second week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; crowns the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, with a 3-1 rise; and debuts on Pop Songs on at No. 37.

Cardi B’s breakthrough hit also spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and a fourth frame atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

 

Lopez Shines in Her “Carpool Karaoke” Segment with the Late Late Show’s James Corden

Jennifer Lopez isn’t too cool to carpool…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge helped Late Late Show host James Corden celebrate one year on the air with a memorable appearance on his Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special.

Jennifer Lopez & James Corden

Corden’s first order of business with la Lopez was to settle on nicknames. “You’re J.Lo, I could be J. Co,” he suggested.

“I think we should make a rap group together!” Lopez said, adding that they could open for her in Las Vegas.

“Yeah, but I worry about you having to follow it,” said Corden. “I worry the audience are like, ‘Aw that’s a shame that he’s gone.'”

Sitting shotgun, Lopez taught Corden her “music video look” and showed off some impressive contacts in her phone (Leonardo DiCaprio, Demi Lovato, Bradley Cooper and Iggy Azalea among them), or “the best phone I’ve ever seen in my life.” Corden even texted DiCaprio as her, inconspicuously signing it “J.Lo, you know, from the block.”

They also sang “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “Booty“, then J.Lo. beat on Corden while singing her Spanish-language hit “Que Hiciste,” as well as discussed the possibility of insuring parts of Lopez’s body.

Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment has become a viral hit in late night, with celebrity appearances including Adele, Justin Bieber, Elton John and One Direction bringing more than 800 million views to the Late Late Show’s YouTube account. Late Late Show producers are already exploring a spinoff series based on the segment.

Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart

Demi Lovato has plenty of reason to dance…

The 23-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress leaps to the top of Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Sept. 12), as her single “Cool for the Summer” blasts 5-1.

Demi Lovato

The track reaches the summit in only its fifth week, completing the quickest climb to No. 1 in nearly two years: Lady Gaga‘s “Applause” last needed just five frames to reach the summit in October 2013.

“Cool for the Summer” sports a bevy of dance remixes, including those from Dave Aude, Jump Smokers and Todd Terry.

Lovato has now taken all four of her Dance Club Songs entries to No. 1, beginning two years ago with “Heart Attack.”

Last year, she led with “Neon Lights” and “Really Don’t Care.”

Lovato, who performed her latest hit with assistance from Iggy Azalea on Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, also enjoys a top 20 placement with the single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (No. 17, after reaching No. 16). On the Nielsen Music-based Pop Songs airplay chart, “Cool for the Summer” ascends to the top five (7-5).

Gomez Earns Her Ninth Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award

She may not be a child anymore, but Selena Gomez is still the kids’ choice.

The 22-year-old half-Mexican-American singer-actress picked up the ninth orange blimp of her career at Saturday’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Selena Gomez

Gomez, who most recently collaborated with Zedd on the new single “I Want You to Know,” took home the KCA for Favorite Female Singer, beating out Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift for the honor.

The win breaks Gomez’s tie with Miley Cyrus to make her the most awarded female artist in Kids Choice Awards history.

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony picked up its first orange blimp…

The all-girl group, consistin of members Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, beat out 5 Seconds of Summer, Echosmith, Iggy Azalea, Jessie J and Meghan Trainor for Favorite New Artist.

Here’s a look at the complete list of winners: 

Favorite Talent Competition Show
The Voice

Favorite Family TV Show*
“Modern Family”

Most Addicting Game*
Minecraft

Favorite New Artist
Fifth Harmony

Favorite Kids TV Show
“Austin & Ally”

Favorite TV Actor
Ross Lynch, “Austin & Ally”

Favorite TV Actress
Laura Marano, “Austin & Ally” 

Favorite Cartoon
“SpongeBob SquarePants”

Favorite Reality Show
“Dance Moms”

Favorite Movie
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Favorite Villain
Angelina Jolie , “Maleficent”

Favorite Movie Actor
Ben Stiller, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”

Favorite Movie Actress
Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

Favorite Animated Movie
“Big Hero 6”

Favorite Male Action Star
Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Favorite Female Action Star
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past 

Favorite Music Group
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Nick Jonas

Favorite Female Singer
Selena Gomez 

Favorite Song Of The Year
“Bang Bang” Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Lopez & Iggy Azalea to Perform “Booty” at the American Music Awards

It’ll be a bootylicious weekend for Jennifer Lopez

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge will bring her high-octane single “Booty” to the American Music Awards stage on Sunday alongside Iggy Azalea.

Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea

But Lopez and Azalea promise their performance will be completely network television-appropriate. This is the first time the duo will perform the sexy track together on television.

After TMZ reported Thursday they “have created excruciating stress” on the network censors and executives due to the risqué nature of the song and its music video, the awards top-nominated artist Azalea responded promising neither nipples nor vaginas will be exposed.

She added on Twitter, “with that being said, we aren’t performing in turtleneck sweaters either…. hahahahaha ;)”

Lopez and Azalea join a list of performers that includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Sam Smith.

Pitbull will serves as the night’s host.

The 2014 AMAs will broadcast at 8:00 pm ET on November 23 on ABC, courtesy of Dick Clark Productions.

Fergie’s New Solo Album to Feature Duet with Nicki Minaj

It appears Fergie is ready to duet with a rap superstar…

The 39-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member has confirmed that a duet with Nicki Minaj is on its way.

Fergie

Fergie, who’ll host and perform at the Billboard Hollywood Party, confirmed the collaboration with the “Anaconda” rapper during a recent interview with “Ebro in the Morning” on Hot 97.

“This is the first time I’ve even announced anything,” said Fergie of her first solo album since 2006’s The Dutchess. When asked if fans would get to hear the duet ahead of the album, she teased, “Possibly.”

Fergie also weighed in on the rivalry among female rappers (which is currently brewing between Nicki and Iggy Azalea).

“Healthy competition, there’s nothing wrong with that,” said Fergie. “That’s normal. That’s just like flirting, it’s a normal human thing. It’s healthy.”

The Black Eyed Peas singer said she could relate to the criticism Azalea was subjected to as a white woman in hip-hop.

“It actually fueled me,” she recalled her own experience. “I was like ‘You know what? These fools are just sitting there saying this. They have no idea who I am. I have worked for this my entire life. I am ambitious. I am an overachiever. I’m gonna do this and I see it so clearly.’ And it’s like, ‘You know what? I probably listen to more hip-hop than any of these fools.'”

Blacc to Serve as a Presenter at This Year’s American Music Awards

Aloe Blacc is set to make a statement at this year’s American Music Awards.

The 35-year-old Panamanian American singer has been added to the list of presenters set to take the stage at the upcoming AMAs.

Aloe Blacc

Blacc joins Orange Is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba, along with reality siblings Kendall and Kylie Jenner, as the latest additions.

Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Foxx, Julianne Hough, Jessie J, Heidi Klum, Olivia Munn and Emmy Rossum also are set to present at the fan-voted awards show, which will air live on ABC starting at 8:00 pm ET on Sunday, November 23, from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. 

As previously announced, the show will feature performances by 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Pitbull.

Pitbull will also serve as the event’s host. Voting is currently ongoing.

 

Lopez Releases Racy “Booty” Music Video Featuring Iggy Azalea

The warning at the start of Jennifer Lopez’s “Booty” just-release music video warns for ‘maximum impact,” but it should warn of gluteus maximus impact.

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge’s clip, featuring a lyrical verse from Iggy Azalea, was directed by Hype Wiliams.

Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea Booty Remix

The “Booty” video was released on on Thursday, September 18 and prominently showcases Lopez and Azalea’s assets, just as the song promises. It has already registered 2.3 million views on VEVO.

The bootylicious clip mostly features glamour shots of Lopez and her famous assets, though she gets some company from Azalea in the clip’s steamiest scenes. The singers are proud of what they’ve got but aren’t afraid to appreciate another woman’s physique either.

“Booty” is from Lopez’s most recent studio album A.K.A., though the album version featured a verse from Pitbull instead of Azalea.

Fabolous Earns a BET Hip-Hop Award Nomination for Best Mixtape

Fabolous is a mixtape master… And, he could soon have a special award to prove it.

The 36-year-old half-Dominican American hip-hop recording artist has earned a 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards nomination.

Fabolous

Fabolous – who won a BET Hip-Hop Award in 2009 in the Viewer’s Choice category for “Throw It in the Bag,” his collaboration with The-Dream – is up for Best Mixtape for his The Soul Tape 3, the third installment of his Soul Tape mixtape series.

Fabolous wil face off against Action Bronson’s Blue Chips 2, Migos’ No Label 2, Rich Homie Quan’s I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In and Wiz Khalifa’s 28 Grams.

This is his third BET Hip-Hop Award nomination of his career.

The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards are set to take place on September 20 in Atlanta; Snoop Dogg is hosting this year’s event, which will premiere on the cable network on October 14 at 8:00 pm EST.

Drake leads this year’s nominations with a total of eight nods (Track of the year nominees are the producers, not the artists). Other nominees include Iggy Azalea, J. Cole and Nicki Minaj.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Best Hip-Hop Video
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX – “Fancy”
J. Cole f/ TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Nicki Minaj – “Pills N Potions”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group
Eminem f/ Rihanna – “The Monster”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Jay Z f/ Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
ScHoolboy Q f/ BJ The Chicago Kid – “Studio”
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”

Best Live Performer
Drake
Jay Z
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
T.I.

Lyricist of the Year
Drake
Eminem
J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard
DJ Scream

Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard
Drumma Boy
Hit-Boy
Mike WiLL Made It
Pharrell
Timbaland

MVP of the Year
DJ Mustard
Drake
Future
Jay Z
Nicki Minaj

Track of the Year
“Cut Her Off (Remix)” – Produced by Will-A-Fool (K Camp f/ Lil Boosie, YG & Too $hort)
“Move That Doh” – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)
“My Hitta” – Produced by DJ Mustard (YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan)
“Studio” – Produced by Swiff D (ScHoolboy Q f/ BJ The Chicago Kid)
“Worst Behavior” – Produced by DJ Dahi (Drake)

Album of the Year
Drake – Nothing Was the Same
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Future – Honest
Rick Ross – Mastermind
ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Yo Gotti – I Am

Who Blew Up Award
Iggy Azalea
Migos
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q
YG
Young Thug

Hustler of the Year
Dr. Dre
Drake
Jay Z
Rick Ross
T.I.

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
A$AP Rocky
Jay Z
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj
Young Thug

Best Club Banger
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh” (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
K Camp f/ Lil Boosie, YG & Too $hort – “Cut Her Off” (Remix) (Produced by Will-A-Fool)
Migos – “Fight Night” (Produced by Stack Boy Twaun)
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz” (Produced by Detail)
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta” (Produced by DJ Mustard)
Young Thug – “Stoner” (Produced by Dun Deal)

Best Mixtape
Action Bronson – Blue Chips 2
Fabolous – The Soul Tape 3
Migos – No Label 2
Rich Homie Quan – I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In
Wiz Khalifa – 28 Grams

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
B.o.B – “Paranoid” (Ty Dolla $ign f/ B.o.B)
B.o.B – “Up Down” (Do This All Day) (T-Pain f/ B.o.B)
Drake – “Who Do You Love” (YG f/ Drake)
Kendrick Lamar – “Control” (Big Sean f/ Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)
Pharrell – “Move That Doh” (Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)

Impact Track
Common f/ Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
Lecrae – “Nuthin”
Lupe Fiasco – “Mission”
The Roots f/ Patty Cash – “Never”
Talib Kweli f/ Abby Dobson – “State of Grace”

People’s Champ Award
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”
YG f/ Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta” (Remix)