There’s a lot of black queendom and history being made on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this week! For starters, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat both earned their first No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with their “Say So” remix.
According to BIllboard, “Say So” featuring Nicki leaped from No. 6 to No. 1 this past week. Billboard also noted that Nicki shattered the record for the longest wait for a first Hot 100 No.1, by total career entries, as “Say So” is Nicki’s 109th entry.
Nicki and Doja’s collab was the first Hot 100 No. 1 credited to two women in nearly six years. Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX, held that spot for seven weeks in June-July 2014.
“Say So” was also reportedly the first chart topper to feature a collaboration between two female rappers.
Only six songs by solo women teaming up have topped the Hot 100. Here’s an updated list: “Say So,” Doja Cat feat. Nicki Minaj, one (to date), May 16, 2020, “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, seven, June 7, 2014, “S&M,” Rihanna feat. Britney Spears, one week, April 30, 2011, “Lady Marmalade,” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & P!nk, five, June 2, 2001, “The Boy Is Mine,” Brandy & Monica, 13, June 6, 1998 and “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough),” Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer, two, Nov. 24, 1979.
Right behind “Say So” is Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix featuring Beyonce, which rose from No. 4 to No. 2 on the Hot 100.
Megan Thee Stallion celebrated the achievement on Instagram while noting all the girl power on the chart.
According to chart data, with this Savage Remix, Beyonce has now charted at least one song on the Hot 100 in each of the last 24 years.
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