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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Cardi B Adds Her Fifth Top 10, J Balvin Earns His Second & Bad Bunny Notches His First

"I Like It" starts at No. 8. Plus, action for Famous Dex & Kenny Chesney.

Cardi B collects her first top 10 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 21), as “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, opens at No. 8.

Following its first full week of tracking after its April 6 release, on Cardi B’s debut LP Invasion of Privacy — which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — the track arrives with 25.9 million U.S. streams, 4.9 million radio audience impressions and 47,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music. The song starts at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales and No. 9 on Streaming Songs.


“I Like It” arrives as Cardi B’s fifth Hot 100 top 10.

Cardi B’s Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s
No. 1 (3 weeks), “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” Oct. 7, 2017
No. 6, “MotorSport,” with Migos & Nicki Minaj, Dec. 30, 2017
No. 4, “No Limit,” G-Eazy featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B, Jan. 6, 2018
No. 3, “Finesse,” with Bruno Mars, Jan. 20, 2018
No. 8 (to date), “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny & J Balvin, April 21, 2018

Cardi B charts 13 total songs on the latest Hot 100, passing Beyoncé for the most simultaneous entries by a woman.

Latin stars Bad Bunny and Balvin earn their first and second Hot 100 top 10s, respectively. In three prior visits, Bad Bunny had reached a No. 74 high in December as featured on Becky G’s “Mayores.” Balvin has tallied a No. 3 best with “Mi Gente,” his collaboration with Willy William and remix featuring Beyoncé, in October.

“I Like It” reworks the classic “I Like It Like That,” originally performed by Pete Rodriguez in 1967 and taken to No. 25 on the Hot 100 in 1997 (titled “I Like It”) by The Blackout Allstars.

Who else makes moves on the Hot 100?


“Japan,” Famous Dex

The rapper earns his first top 40 Hot 100, hit, as “Japan” vaults 53-29. It surges by 59 percent to 22.6 million U.S. streams, as parent LP Dex Meets Dexter debuts at No. 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

As for the song’s title … it earns Famous Dex the highest-charting Hot 100 hit with “Japan” in its name, besting The Vapors’ 1980 new wave classic:

No. 29 (to date), “Japan,” Famous Dex, April 7, 2018
No. 36, “Turning Japanese,” The Vapors, Nov. 29, 1980
No. 64, “Lost in Japan,” Shawn Mendes, April 7, 2018
No. 66, “Big in Japan,” Alphaville, Jan. 12, 1985
No. 74, “Me Japanese Boy I Love You,” Bobby Goldsboro, Sept. 12, 1964

“Get Along,” Kenny Chesney

Chesney’s positive-message anthem arrives at No. 85 on the Hot 100 with 26,000 downloads sold and surges 37-11 on Hot Country Songs. He performed the song at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast on CBS, April 15.

Chesney celebrates nearly 20 years of charting on the Hot 100, as “That’s Why I’m Here,” the first of his 52 entries, bowed on May 9, 1998. He has sent at least one title onto the Hot 100 every year since.