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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Cardi B’s ‘Be Careful’ Debuts at No. 16

As previously reported, Drake's "God's Plan" rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 14) for an 11th week, marking his longest-leading No. 1. It passes the 10-week reign of his 2016 smash "One…

As previously reportedDrake‘s “God’s Plan” rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 14) for an 11th week, marking his longest-leading No. 1. It passes the 10-week reign of his 2016 smash “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla.

Plus, The Weeknd blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 with “Call Out Your Name,” as all six songs from his new Billboard 200 No. 1 set My Dear Melancholy hit the Hot 100, and Migos hit the top 10 with “Walk It Talk It,” marking even more honors for featured artist Drake, who earns his 24th top 10.


Meanwhile, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line‘s “Meant to Be,” at No. 2 on the Hot 100, tops the Radio Songs chart, making FGL the first country act to lead the list in eight years.

Also on the Hot 100, three rising R&B singers make their debuts: Queen Naija, Ella Mai and H.E.R.

Beyond all that action, who else makes Hot 100 chart (and money) moves?

“Be Careful,” Cardi B

Cardi B scores her sixth top 40 Hot 100 hit, of seven total entries, as “Be Careful” debuts at No. 16. The track logged 20.5 million U.S. streams and 34,000 downloads sold in the week ending April 5, according to Nielsen Music, helping it to concurrently open at No. 13 on Streaming Songs and No. 6 on Digital Song Sales. The track also sports 8.6 million radio audience impressions in the week ending April 8, sparking its 43-35 jump on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.

Cardi B’s Top 40 Hot 100 Hits
Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
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. 14, “Bartier Cardi,” featuring 21 Savage, Jan. 6, 2018
No. 3, “Finesse,” with Bruno Mars, Jan. 20, 2018
No. 16 (to date), “Be Careful,” April 14, 2018

Cardi B’s other entry, “La Modelo,” with Ozuna, reached No. 52 on the Hot 100 in January. It topped the Latin Airplay tally dated March 3.


“Be Careful” also debuts at No. 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, earning Cardi B her sixth top 10 in as many visits (encompassing each of her top 40 Hot 100 hits). Impressively, she has earned her six top 10s in less than a year, as “Bodak Yellow” reached the region last August.

Cardi B’s debut album Invasion of Privacy is slated to launch atop the Billboard 200 next week (dated April 21) and will likely yield multiple debuts on the Hot 100.

“Whatever It Takes,” Imagine Dragons

As the song holds at its No. 23 Hot 100 high, parent album Evolve becomes the band’s first album to generate three Radio Songs top 10s. “Takes” rises 12-10 on Radio Songs, up 6 percent to 70 million in audience. It follows the No. 4 Radio Songs hit “Believer” and the three-week No. 1 “Thunder.” All three tracks have hit No. 1 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart.

“OKRA,” Tyler, the Creator

The Odd Future leader charts his third Hot 100 entry (while Odd Future has yet to reach the list), as “OKRA” opens at No. 89. Following the March 29 premiere of its official video, the track starts with 6.2 million U.S. streams.

Tyler, the Creator made two prior Hot 100 appearances: as featured, with Lil Wayne, on Game’s “Martians Vs Goblins” (No. 100, 2011) and with his own “Who Dat Boy” (No. 87, 2017).