Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s collaboration ‘WAP’ has broken the US record for the most first-week streams for a song.
The track was confirmed as being the new US number one on the Hot 100 by Billboard yesterday (August 17), earning Cardi her fourth US number one single and Megan her second.
‘WAP’ drew 93 million US streams in the week ending August 13, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data — the most for any track ever in its first week of release, surpassing Ariana Grande’s 85.3 million first-week streams for ‘7 Rings’ that she amassed back in February 2019.
Cardi and Megan’s collaboration is also the fourth Hot 100 number one in 2020 to be credited to two or more women (and no other billed acts), joining Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain On Me’, Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Savage’ featuring Beyoncé and Doja Cat‘s ‘Say So’ featuring Nicki Minaj.
WAP has been a controversial single to say the least, yet Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have proven its commercial viability despite the explicit nature of the song. Here’s to more number ones for powerful female duos.
British Virgin Isles born and bred JayQ the Legend has smashed through the charts this week to snag the number 2 spot, leaving the big stars playing catch up to his recently released summer anthem ‘Amazing Girl’.
Amazing Girl is a feel good single that’s been making waves for Afro-Pop star JayQ The Legend. The track has been an instant success, slowly climbing through the competitive charts to put JayQ in one of the top spots. He comments-
“I hoped this song would catch quickly”, says JayQ The Legend “it is time we celebrate and respect women, and show them how truly amazing they are!”
Listen to Amazing Girl now to soak up the last of the summer glory.