Like it or not, 2017 was the year of Cardi B. The Bronx rappers first single Bodak Yellow was infectious and inescapable for almost half a year.That momentum has carried over into 2018, where Cardi has already made history, becoming just the third artist in history to have her first three singles all in the Billboard Top 10 simultaneously.Bodak Yellow has re-entered the Top 10, while her features on G-Eazys No Limit and Migos Motorsport alongside Nicki Minaj are currently at No. 4 and No. 7.From Billboard:
The Beatles first tripled up at the heights of early Beatlemania, as, on the Hot 100s dated Feb. 29, March 7 and March 14, 1964, their first three entries all charted in the top 10 together. In the last of those three frames, the band monopolized the top three, with their first three hits at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively: "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You" and "Please Please Me."The feat remained unmatched for 38 years, until Ashanti reached the Hot 100s top 10 with her first three charted titles simultaneously. On March 30 and April 6, 2002, she appeared in the tier with her own "Foolish" and as featured on Fat Joes "Whats Luv?" and Ja Rules "Always on Time."It goes without saying that The Beatles are rather illustrious company to be beside, and that statistical tidbit also shows just how successful Ashanti really was as well.What makes Cardi Bs chart ascension so fascinating is that its based almost entirely on streaming. While hip hop terrestrial radio is playing Cardis songs, it wasnt until recently that pop radio adopted Bodak Yellow, which was released in the summer of 2017. Hip hop in general dominates streaming charts, and Cardi is no exception to that rule. For example, Bodak Yellow was still streamed 24.9 million times this past week.