Cardi B's breakthrough year keeps getting bigger, and now the rapper has earned a historic first on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: She becomes the first woman to chart her first three entries on the list in the top 10 simultaneously.
On the Nov. 18-dated chart, the Bronx native's former six-week No. 1, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)," holds at No. 2, while she debuts at No. 5 with "Motorsport," a collaboration with Migos and Nicki Minaj. The latter opens at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart with 37,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen Music. "Motorsport" also leaps onto R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs at No. 8, clocking 19.8 million U.S. streams in the same frame, and jumps 33-18 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, rising 93 percent in audience to 11 million for the week ending Nov. 5.
One more: "No Limit," G-Eazy's track with features from Cardi and A$AP Rocky, closes out the female MC's trifecta on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with an 11-10 step. The song pushes 12-9 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (19 million in audience, up 20 percent) and 14-12 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs (12.7 million, up 12 percent), although it retreats 4-7 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales (15,000, down 15 percent).
In addition to being the first woman to see her first three Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs hits occupy the top 10 at once, Cardi is the first artist overall to do so since Fetty Wap in 2015. That year, his "Trap Queen," "My Way" (featuring Monty) and "679" (featuring Remy Boyz) all shared space in the region for 13 consecutive weeks.
The triple play also makes Cardi B one of only six women to post three simultaneous top 10s at any point in her career. She joins Ashanti, who started the club in 2002, Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Beyonce and Rihanna.