One week after the song’s Wet Ass Premiere, “WAP” has landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and is officially chart gold – literally. The song is RIAA-certified gold after one week, and has broken a series of Billboard records, via the official chart company on Monday (August 17).
“WAP” brought in 93 million streams in the U.S. in its first week – the most for any song ever in its first week. The song also broke more impressive records, including the highest streaming first week for a female artist, the highest streaming first week of 2020, and one of the Top 3 hip-hop streaming debuts ever.
It also extends Cardi’s record as the female rapper with the most Hot 100 No. 1 hits – with four under her Wet Ass Belt as of now – and gives Megan her second No. 1 after “Savage.” It also makes Cardi the first female rapper to have a No. 1 on the Hot 100 in two different decades, as well as just the third female rapper to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 as a lead artist.
“Me and Cardi just got off the phone screaming 😭😭😭FIRST FEMALE RAP COLLABORATION IN HISTORY TO DEBUT AT NUMBER 1 😭😭😭 God is so great 🙏🏾 THANK YALL !!! @iamcardib thank you for all your words of encouragement, thank you for all the laughs, & thank you for having me on the record 💕💕💕💕 #WAP,” Megan wrote on Instagram.
“Number fuckin one !!!!!NUMBER 1 !!!My 4th number 1 on billboard hot 100….I’m just so thankful I want to hug the LORD !! Thank you soo much @theestallion .I don’t even know how to thank you ,I wish I can give you a big ass hug !!! Thank you to my fans Megan fans,Thank you the world for listening .Im just soooo thankful I can’t even type it .Imma get like a bad bitch and tell ya later.Love ya WAAAAAAAPP,” Cardi captioned her own post, along with an extremely Cardi video message for all of us – INCLUDING an a cappella rendition of Michelle Thee Williams‘ “Say Yes.” When Jesus say “WAP,” nobody can say no!
And that, my friends, is the true power of Wet Ass Pussy. Congratulations, Cardi and Megan!
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