Cardi B And Meghan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Achieves Most First-Week Streams
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s collaboration ‘WAP’ has broken the US record for the most first-week streams for a song.
The track was confirmed as being the new US number one on the Hot 100 by Billboard on Tuesday, earning Cardi her fourth US number-one single and Megan her second.
‘WAP’ drew 93 million US streams in the week ending August 13, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the most for any track ever in its first week of release, surpassing Ariana Grande’s 85.3 million first-week streams for ‘7 Rings’ that she amassed back in February 2019.
Cardi and Megan’s collaboration is also the fourth Hot 100 number one in 2020 to be credited to two or more women (and no other billed acts), joining Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain On Me’, Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Savage’ featuring Beyoncé and Doja Cat‘s ‘Say So’ featuring Nicki Minaj.
Cardi B took to her Twitter to also announce this while singing “When Jesus says Yes” in the early morning of Tuesday:
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) August 17, 2020
Also, the sales sum for “WAP” is the highest in a single week since Taylor Swift’s “Me!,” featuring Brendon Urie, bounded in with 193,000 on the chart dated May 11, 2019.
Dating to her first week atop the Hot 100, Cardi B ties for the most No. 1s in the span since, matching the four each earned in that stretch by Drake, Grande, and Post Malone according to Billboard.
The song is the seventh to debut atop the Hot 100 in 2020, extending the record for the most in a single year, next up, four songs each started at No. 1 in both 2018 and 1995.