Cardi B Makes Music History, Ties a Chart Record Held by The Beatles
The hitmaker also channeled the classic sketch comedy show ‘In Living Color’ in sexy new video.
The Bronx-born artist’s first three tracks to break Billboard’s Hot 100 are all currently in the top 10, making her the first rapper ever to do so. Only two other artists—The Beatles and Ashanti—have earned the accolade.
Cardi B’s current trio of top 10s is driven most heavily by streaming, as “No Limit” leaps 7-4 on the Streaming Songs chart with 34.2 million U.S. streams, up 18 percent, in the week ending Dec. 28, according to Nielsen Music; “MotorSport” reverses 5-7 (30 million, down 4 percent); and “Bodak Yellow” holds at No. 9 (24.2 million, down 1 percent).
Cardi B also notched her fourth and fifth Hot 100 entries with “Bartier Cardi,” featuring 21 Savage and “La Modelo,” a collaboration with Puerto Rican trap singer Ozuno that yielded her first appearance on the Hot Latin Songs.
Her most recent release could very well become the breakout artist’s sixth Hot 100 hit. Last night, Bruno Mars dropped a retro remix of “Finesse” featuring Cardi B.
The accompanying music video is a spot-on homage to the early ’90s sketch comedy show “In Living Color,” right down to the striped pants and “Fly Girl”-inspired dance crew.
We don’t know how Cardi could top her 2017 performance, but she’s already making moves, as they say.