Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj Earn Their First Billboard No.1’s with ‘Say So’+Makes History with Megan Thee Stallion & Beyonce’s ‘Savage’ As First Time Billboard Top 2 Features Two Female Rappers

Posted May 11, 2020
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Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj have just received their first-ever No.1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for each of their respective careers thanks to their latest collaboration ‘Say So (Remix)’ which arrived last week.

The song, which originally appeared on Doja’s album ‘Hot Pink,’ jumps 6-1 following the remix with Minaj. According to Billboard, while ‘Say So’ now becomes Nicki’s 109th entry on the Billboard charts, it is her first No. 1 ever.

via Billboard:

While Doja Cat rules the Hot 100 with her third Hot 100 entry, Minaj leads with her 109th. That’s the longest that a Hot 100-topping artist has had to wait for a first No. 1, blasting past Justin Bieber, who notched his first with his 47th entry, “What Do You Mean?,” in 2015. (Of course, both Minaj and Bieber have tallied titles in an era in which album cuts, not just properly promoted singles, are eligible to hit the Hot 100, a rule not invoked until 1998, or 40 years after the chart originated. And, this stat covers only artists that have led the Hot 100; the cast of Fox’s Glee, with 207 appearances, for instance, has not earned any No. 1s.)

Minaj first appeared on the Hot 100 dated Feb. 20, 2010, as featured on Lil Wayne’s “Knockout.” Her 10-year and three-month journey to her first No. 1 marks the longest since … just last week, when Kid Cudi made his first trip to the top with “The Scotts” (billed as by The Scotts, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi), wrapping an odyssey of exactly 11 years dating to his first appearance. (This week, “The Scotts” slides to No. 12 in its second frame.)

Minaj also adds her 18th Hot 100 top 10. She previously hit a No. 2 high with “Anaconda” in 2014. Her 109 entries are the most among women in the chart’s history, with “Say So” lifting her into a tie with Elvis Presley for the fourth-most among all acts (with the start of Presley’s career having predated the Hot 100’s inception).

‘Say So’ was in a heated battle for the top spot with Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘Savage (Remix)’ ft. Beyonce which also arrived last week.

‘Savage’ comes in at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 making it the first time in history, the Hot 100’s top 2 features two female rappers in lead roles.

‘Savage’ rises from No.4 to No.2 on this week’s charts, earning Meg her first top 10 on the chart, while Beyoncé achieves her 19th.

Megan took to social media to celebrate the win.

Congrats to all the ladies. 

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