The song makes Cardi the first female rapper to have two songs go to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both her other hit track, ‘Bodak Yellow,’ and ‘I Like It’ are included in her debut album, ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ which also entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1.
Cardi B has reached another milestone in her career with her latest No. 1 song, “I Like It.”
Billboard reports that Cardi has made history by becoming the first female rapper to see two songs hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“I Like It,” which has spent 12 weeks on the chart, features Puerto Rican trap singer Bad Bunny and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin. A large portion of the song is recorded in Spanish.
“NUMBER (expletive) 1,” Cardi tweeted Monday afternoon. “Billboard Hot 100!”
“I slept on this record because, you know, two verses on this song, J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s part, is in Spanish and I figured not all my fans know Spanish,” she said in a video, thanking fans for their support.
The hook of the rapper’s hit song has some history. “I Like It” samples the 1967 song “I Like it Like That” by Pete Rodriguez, which was also the name of a 1994 movie associated with a cover song of the same name by the Blackout Allstars, which was in turn boosted by a 1996 Burger King commercial.
In April, Cardi’s debut album, “Invasion of Privacy,” also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Cardi, 25, a Bronx native born Belcalis Almanzar, has a home in Edgewater.
She also made history with her first No. 1 song, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” another track included on “Invasion of Privacy” and the one that made the former cast member on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” a star.
As the song spent three weeks atop the chart in October 2017, she became the first solo female rapper since Lauryn Hill in 1998 (“Doo Wop (That Thing)”) to reach the top spot.
Female rappers who previously hit No. 1 as solo artists, featured artists, or part of a group of artists include Hill, Lil’ Kim (“Lady Marmalade”), Shawnna (“Stand Up” by Ludacris) and Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”).
In late June, Cardi revealed she secretly got married to her fiance Offset, of the group Migos, last September, a month before his public proposal. The couple is expecting a baby girl this month. After a period of speculation during which she wore stomach-concealing outfits, Cardi confirmed her pregnancy during a performance on “Saturday Night Live” in April.
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