KSR/Atlantic recording artist Cardi B has made history as her breakthrough hit single, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” ascends to #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100.”
Recently certified RIAA platinum for sales equivalents in excess of 1 million, “Bodak Yellow” is the highest charting single by any female rapper this year. Along with its current status as the #1 single in the country, “Bodak Yellow” is standing tall at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” and “Hot Rap Songs” charts, the latter for six consecutive weeks and counting, as well as #1 at Rhythm radio.
With more than 188 million total streams thus far, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” is also proving a historic streaming sensation, pulling an impressive 40 million streams in just one week alone, to reach #1 on Billboard’s “Streaming Songs” tally. Named “the rap anthem of summer 2017” by the New York Times, “Bodak Yellow” has received critical applause to match its record-breaking popularity.
Cardi B – who can also be heard on the recently released new single from G-Eazy, “No Limit (Ft. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B)” – has proven 2017’s greatest hip hop phenomenon, evidenced by the stunning set of nominations she has received for this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. The NYC-based rapper was honored with a remarkable nine total nods, tied only with Kendrick Lamar for 2017’s most nominations. Cardi B received nominations including “Best New Hip Hop Artist,” “Hot Ticket Performer,” “MVP of the Year,” “Best Mixtape” (for “GANGSTA BITCH MUSIC, VOL. 2”), “Made-You-Look Award,” and “Hustler of the Year,” with “Bodak Yellow” named in the “Best Hip Hop Video,” “Single of the Year,” and “Impact Track” categories. The BET Hip Hop Awards will be presented live on Tuesday, October 10th, exclusively on BET (check local listings).