She makes money move and now her fans are looking to help her make major moves on the Billboard charts.
On Monday, Billboard announced that Afro-Dominican rapper Cardi B’s summer trap anthem “Bodak Yellow” rose to #3 on its weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. Concurrent with that news, Billboard announced that the inescapable Spanish-language smash “Despacito” had reached its 15th week at #1, putting it only one week away from the record set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day.”
In response, Cardi B and Carey’s fans have devised a plan: if Cardi B can hit #1, not only would a woman have the #1 song for the first time in 2017, Carey’s record will remain intact.
A lot of fans on Twitter have been calling for “Bodak Yellow” to nab the top spot.
i legit have friends and comrades downloading “bodak yellow” from itunes. @iamcardib will eclipse “despacito.” I BELIEVE!
— Gran Varones (@TheGranVarones) August 22, 2017
— Queer Xicano Chisme (@QueerXiChisme) August 21, 2017
Oh Jesus please knock Despacito off the charts with Bodak Yellow
— ALI (@Intellectu_Al) August 23, 2017
Stream Bodak Yellow it’s the only song that can end Despacito pic.twitter.com/pNrDjl7PXZ
— threads (@Jaybetrolling) August 22, 2017
The only songs I’m listening to is Wild Thoughts and Bodak Yellow bc despacito gotta go. Any threat to Mariah is a threat to me. .. pic.twitter.com/jaf8jbTGQS
— skressed (@jeancIaudechery) August 22, 2017
ok… I’m going to need Cardi B’s fans to get Bodak Yellow to #1 and dethrone Despacito to stop it from taking Mariah’s record. Thanks.
— faizân-stram-gram (@faizantbh) August 22, 2017
We have to dethrone despacito guys
— Gio (@arianabionic) August 22, 2017
Some fans even pointed out that, like “Despacito,”“Bodak Yellow” is available in Spanish for those who are looking for their Cardi B fix in another language. Along with two versions of the single, Cardi B will get some major promo this weekend when she performs at MTV’s 34th annual Video Music Awards during the preshow.
With versions in two languages, a televised performance, and the combined forces of Cardi B stans and the Lambily, can “Bodak Yellow” stop “Despacito” in its tracks and give a female rapper the number one song in the country?
If fans are able to pull this off, they’ll have everyone saying the same thing: