Latin Grammys 2018
Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' Hits No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart
The breakout smash now conquers a fourth radio chart as it tops the Billboard Hot 100.
Newly crowned Billboard Hot 100 queen Cardi B conquers another radio format as “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” lifts 3-1 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart (dated Oct. 7) with a 10 percent jump in plays for the week.
As “Bodak” also leads R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay for a second week, Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop for a fourth stint and Rap Airplay for a fifth frame, the song is only the second tune by a woman this decade to lead all four radio charts simultaneously. Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter,” featuring Drake & Lil Wayne, completed the trifecta in spring 2015.
‘Rockstar’ Posts Strong Debut: Cardi fends off a mighty challenge from Post Malone, whose “Rockstar” roars to No. 2 starts on the Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs lists. The cut, which features 21 Savage, ignites at No. 1 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales (80,000 downloads in the week ending Sept. 21, according to Nielsen Music) and Streaming Songs charts (44.1 million clicks).
“Rockstar” gives Post Malone his third top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, after “White Iverson” peaked at No. 5 in 2016 and “Congratulations,” featuring Quavo, reached the same rank the following year. Likewise, 21 Savage collects his third, following his feature on Drake’s “Sneakin’” (No. 8 in 2016) and “Bank Account,” which has reached No. 5 thus far. The latter tune remains on the current chart, retreating 5-7.
Brown Tops 20: Meanwhile on Hot R&B Songs, Chris Brown scores his 20th top 10 hit on the survey as “Pills and Automobiles,” featuring Yo Gotti, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Kodak Black, darts 12-10. The move makes Brown the first act to accumulate 20 top 10 hits on the chart, passing The Weeknd’s 19 visits to the tier since the chart began in 2012.
“Pills” pops with an 11 percent gain in radio audience to 76 million for the week ending Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music, sparking a 25-23 lift on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. The tune also picks up a 55 percent gain in digital sales to 5,000 for the week ending Sept. 21 and rises 22- 17 on R&B Digital Song Sales, while surging 44 percent to 7.6 million U.S. streams in the same period.