Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ Is Now the No. 1 Song At The Billboard Top 100
Cardi’s performance of the track, which has been steadily climbing the charts since its release in June, was a highlight during last month’s MTV Video Music Awards broadcast. For some fucking reason, MTV chose to tuck the performance into its pre-show coverage instead of the main event.
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) August 28, 2017
“Bodak Yellow” marks Cardi’s debut single under Atlantic Records. Last month, Cardi gifted fans with a Latin trap remix of the track featuring Messiah. “I did [this version] to make my dad side of the family proud,” Cardi said when announcing the remix.
Cardi’s team predicted a No. 1 victory for “Bodak Yellow” in a recent New York Times profile. As Joanna Nikas reported, after Cardi asked her publicist how they would celebrate “if” the song hit the top of the charts, Cardi was corrected. “Don’t say ‘if,’” publicist Patientce Foster said. “When.”
“Bodak Yellow” now marks the first solo woman-fronted rap single to hit No. 1 since “Doo Wop (That Thing)” back in 1998. Ahead of Monday’s Hot 100 reveal, J. Cole gave Cardi a shout-out amid his tweeted comments in support of Kaepernick. “Don’t put all that pressure on your album,” he advised. “You already won.”
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 24, 2017
Is this real :’)Son my heart is smiling ?Well who am I not to take J cole advice https://t.co/fRVuNbyCtw
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 24, 2017