Cardi B checks off another box in her breakthrough year as her smash “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” climbs 2-1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated Sept. 16). The move gives the Bronx native her first leader on the list.
The song’s ascent corresponds with gains in streaming, as it rises 1 percent to 42.3 million U.S. streams for the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen Music and holds at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs. The tune also grows at radio, lifting 11 percent to 55 million in audience for the week ending Sept. 3, which prompts a 20-17 move on the all-format Radio Songs chart. It declines, however, 4 percent in downloads in the week ending Aug. 31, but remains at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales.
“Bodak” also marks the first song by a woman billed in a leading role to lead Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in all of 2017. Only one other woman, Rihanna, has appeared on a chart-topping tune this year, in a featured role on DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” which led for the seven weeks immediately preceding “Bodak.” Rihanna also boasts the last No. 1 by a leading woman before Cardi B, when her “Needed Me” topped the Sept. 24 and Oct. 1-dated charts last year.
Furthermore, as “Bodak” is Cardi B’s first charting hit, the rapper is the first lead act to reach the summit with her debut entry since D.R.A.M., whose “Broccoli,” featuring Lil Yachty, reigned for one week last October.
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