Hot 100 Chart Moves: Cardi B Claims Highest-Charting Hit For Female Rapper Since Nicki Minaj

Shaniqwa Jarvis

Cardi B photographed July 19 at Lovely Day in New York.

As previously reported, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, assumes the Billboard Hot 100’s longest reign on the Hot 100 in 2017 with a 13th week in command. The mark passed the 12-week run of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” earlier this year.

The song also breaks the record for most weeks atop the Digital Song Sales chart as it spends a 14th frame at the summit, surpassing the 13-week runs of three songs: Flo Rida’s “Low,” featuring T-Pain (2007-08), Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars (2015) and The Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” featuring Halsey (2016).

Also on the Hot 100, French Montana’s “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee rises to a new peak of No. 3, a career-best high for the rapper, while Charlie Puth’s “Attention,” lifts 9-7 to become his best showing as a lead artist to date.

Besides that impressive group, who else is making moves on the Hot 100 this week?

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”

The buzzy track from the Bronx rapper doubles its fortune on the chart, flying 28-14 in its fifth week on the list. The ascent makes “Bodak” the highest-charting hit by an unaccompanied female rapper (no other artists on the billing) since Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” burst to No. 2 in 2014. The tune leaps 13-6 on Streaming Songs (24.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending Aug. 3, according to Nielsen Music, up 56 percent), rises 35-20 on Digital Song Sales (22,000 sold according to Nielsen Music, up 39 percent) and nears Radio Songs (22 million in audience, up 54 percent).

21 Savage – “Bank Account”

Atlanta native 21 Savage scores his first top 20 hit on the Hot 100 as “Bank Account” climbs from (fittingly) No. 21 to No. 19. The “Account” tally increases thanks to a 26 percent in U.S. streams to 27.8 million for the week and surges 8-3 on the Streaming Songs chart. Digital downloads also climb (14,000 for the week, up 5 percent) and spark a 48-36 move on the Digital Song Sales chart, while radio sports an 89 percent gain to 3 million in audience.

Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”

The alternative rock band made its Billboard chart debut in 2007, when Church Mouthdebuted at No. 30 on the Heatseekers Albums chart and nearly a decade later, the group finds its first Hot 100 top 40 hit as “Feel It Still” jumps 55-34. The tune flies 44-36 on Radio Songs with a 23 percent spurt to 30 million in audience.

SZA featuring Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

The latest single from the R&B singer’s Ctrl sparks a Hot 100 breakthrough, as it glides 46-37 for her maiden visit to the chart’s top 40. The song also reaches No. 30 on Streaming Songs with 11.8 million streams and continues to break ground on Radio Songs, lifting 49-44 with 27 million in audience. SZA also welcomes another entry onto the Hot 100 as “The Weekend” debuts at No. 89.

The Chainsmokers – “Honest”

The Chainsmokers collect their 10th Hot 100 hit as “Honest” debuts at No. 88. The track, from their Billboard 200 No. 1 album Memories…Do Not Open, also surges to No. 10 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and moves 21-20 on the Pop Songs chart.

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