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With ‘Woman,’ Doja Cat Sets New Record on Rhythmic Airplay Chart

The singer's new No. 1 makes her 'Planet Her' album the first by a woman to yield four champs.

Doja Cat cements her reign as Billboard‘s Rhythmic Airplay chart’s current queen, as “Woman” advances to No. 1 on the list dated March 26. The single ascends after a 13% gain in plays in the week ending March 20 to make it the most-played song on U.S. monitored rhythmic radio stations, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.

“Woman” is the fourth No. 1 on Rhythmic Airplay from Doja Cat’s Planet Her, becoming the first album by a woman with four No. 1s on the nearly 30-year-old list.

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The new champ gives singer/rapper/songwriter Doja Cat her sixth No. 1 on Rhythmic Airplay. Here’s a full recap of her half-dozen leaders:

“Say So,” No. 1 for three weeks beginning April 18, 2020
“Best Friend,” Saweetie featuring Doja Cat, one, April 10, 2021
“Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, two, June 26, 2021
“You Right,” with The Weeknd, four, Aug. 28, 2021
“Need to Know,” five, Nov. 6, 2021
“Woman,” one (to date), March 26, 2022

Six No. 1s also makes Doja Cat the sixth female act to score at least that many champs on the Rhythmic Airplay chart since the list began in 1992. She trails Rihanna (17), Beyonce (10), Cardi B and Nicki Minaj (8 each) and Mariah Carey (7).

Though Doja Cat ranks behind Beyonce, Carey and Cardi B in the overall count, she passes the trio for a major distinction. With Doja Cat’s four most recent Rhythmic Airplay No. 1s all from her Planet Her album, it becomes the first set by a woman to yield four leaders on the radio list. It takes the distinction from Carey’s Daydream, Beyonce’s Dangerously in Love and Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, each of which produced three No. 1s.

“Woman” leads RCA Records to a shutout of the Rhythmic Airplay’s top four positions for a second straight week. Behind the new champ, SZA’s “I Hate U,” last week’s No. 1, falls to second place, with previous No. 1 “Big Energy” by Latto currently in third, and Chris Brown’s “Iffy” repeating at No. 4. The feat makes RCA Records the first label to occupy the top four for multiple weeks; Republic Records was the only label to manage a top-four monopoly before, for the week ending Nov. 5, 2011.

Elsewhere, “Woman” continues forward progress on the Pop Airplay chart through a 5-4 move after a 17% boost in weekly plays. The single also debuts in the anchor slot, No. 40, of the Adult Pop Airplay list. Radio gains from multiple formats help “Woman” trudge further into the top 10 of the overall Radio Songs chart (9-7) and push it closer to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it advances 15-12 in the most recent results.