Cardi B Lands Another Milestone With Single “UP” As The Highest Debuting Solo Track by a Female Rapper This Century

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Cardi B has always been a woman of her headlines, and with her latest single “UP,” she continues to keep the crown.

Following a successful Billboard history making release with Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi has done it again with another #1. According to Chart Data, the single holds the highest debuting solo release by a female rapper in the 21st century. The single entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #2, making it her ninth top 10 hit of her career. The last artist to receive such high regard was Lauryn Hill in 1998 with her No. 1 debut hit “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

In an interview with to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the chart-topping rapper explained why the reasoning behind why she hasn’t released a Sophomore album following her successful debut of Invasion of Privacy. “I really wanted to put out an album last year, but it was like, “I feel like I don’t have the right songs.” I have recorded so many songs. I think I’ve got like 50 songs recorded, and I’m just still not satisfied,” she stated. “If I’m not satisfied, I’m just not satisfied, but I really want to put out an album this year. I feel like I have no choice now. Now, I feel like I exceeded my limit of holding. I just need to stop with the fear.”

As a courtesy, a fair warning was issued, “Bardi back and all you b…” well, you know the rest.

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