Halfway through the year, female rap acts have already outperformed their respective 2016-18 outputs.
Los Angeles-based rapper Saweetie earns her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 13), as "My Type" debuts at No. 81.
The track, released on ICY/Artistry Worldwide/Warner Records and which samples Petey Pablo's 2004 Hot 100 top 10 "Freek-a-Leek," is from Saweetie's sophomore EP, Icy.
Saweetie (real name: Diamonté Harper) continues a trend by becoming the seventh female rap act to reach the Hot 100 in 2019, already the highest total of any year this decade. She joins fellow female MCs Iggy Azalea, Cardi B, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj and duo City Girls (Yung Miami and JT).