New York rapper Cardi B has just made history. Following the release of her “Up” single last week, she’s accomplished something that’s never been done before.
Cardi B Makes History With “Up”
Cardi B is the first woman with consecutive No. 1 debuts on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart after doing it last time with the Megan Thee Stallion-assisted hit “WAP”. She’s also now the first artist to post two number one debuts in a row on the chart as a lead artist, and the second overall performer to accomplish the feat after Drake.
“Up” arrives with, no surprise, a high streaming sum. The track, released Feb. 5, registered 31.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 11, according to MRC Data. The total allows for a No. 1 start on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart, where it becomes Cardi B’s fifth leader of her career. It likewise opens atop the all-genre Streaming Songs ranking to mark her fourth champ. (billboard)
Hennessy Carolina Congratulates Cardi
Cardi has a true supporter in her sister. The chart-topping entertainer’s sister Hennessy Carolina has come forward to celebrate her new “Up” single debuting on the Billboard Hot 100. Henny went to her Instagram page to show B some major love. Carolina acknowledged her sister’s non-stop work grind and shouted Cardi out for debuting at No. 2 on the chart.
“UP UP UP & UP & STUCK 🙌🏽👏🏽💪🏽 Congratulations to My sister @iamcardib and her solo single debuting at #2 ! GOD is good! You work so hardddd! I’m so happy for you! 💙🔥🔥🔥🔥”
B also went to her Instagram page to geek out over the success. Cardi acknowledged her record outperformed her previous solo single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Wow .Extremely happy and blessed .Thank you everyone who supported my record .I wanted to beat my last SOLO SINGLE highest billboard number which was Money that went number 13 .This is beyond to debut at number 2.I’m thankful and grateful cause every time I announce a release even when it’s been years of me constantly doing good people down play me then BOOM .Pop girl numbers but I ain’t pop.Sooooooooo grateful and thankful . UP & ITS STUCK .”
“🙏🏽🙏🏽💪🏽💪🏽💯💯🔥🔥🔥” -Hennessy Carolina
Cardi B Clears Up The Air
Recently, Cardi went to Twitter with some help from fans following “Up” lyrics-stealing accusations. She responded to a video of her previewing music on August 7, 2020 – well before fellow rap artist Fontane had even dropped the track with “Up” lyrics in question. However, Fontane also shot back and said the night before that, they also previewed the song “STUCK.”
“Naaa im the type of person that avoids problems & court days .If i get inspired by a song I wouldn’t mind giving a percentage or couple of thousand but I never Hurd if this man .I’m glad while I was recording this song in August I was playing wit the hook on this live”
Cardi B’s Single ‘Up’ Sounds A Lot Like…
The hip-hop superstar dropped her new single “Up” earlier in the month, and in just a few hours the video had over six million views on her YouTube channel. However, accusations surfaced suggesting the platinum-selling artist stole parts of her song from another rapper. The New Jersey rapper has a song called “STUCK” that basically has the same hook and similar sound to Cardi B’s new single “Up.” The Mir Pesos song came out last September and he believes the Grammy winner copied him.
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