Whenever you happen to can judge it, Nicki Minaj‘s No. 1 debut album, Purple Friday, was as soon as launched nearly 10 stout years ago already. In that time, Minaj has looked on a complete of 109 songs (!) that possess cracked the Billboard Sizzling 100 as every lead and featured artist, and whereas loads possess reached the head five, none possess hit the head space — till at the present time (Would possibly per chance well even 11).
On this week’s Billboard chart, Minaj scored her first No. 1 because of a visitor appearance on Doja Cat‘s disco revival jam “Exclaim So.” Minaj’s contribution to the remix, which dropped on Would possibly per chance well even 1, helped open the tune into the head space, also permitting Doja Cat her first Sizzling 100 No. 1 as successfully.
Critically, “Exclaim So” beat out one other immense remix from last week: Megan Thee Stallion‘s rousing contemporary model of “Savage” that includes Beyoncé. Early forecasts had achieve the two tracks against every utterly different within the lunge to the head space, according to streaming and listening data. As radio host Mike Adam tweeted, this marks one other first — the foremost time the head two spots on the Billboard Sizzling 100 were occupied by four Murky ladies folks. Meg weighed in on social media to possess fun.
Moreover, as Billboard facets out in its diagnosis of the chart recordsdata, Minaj’s milestone marks “the longest that a Sizzling 100-topping artist has had to back for a most fundamental No. 1.” And the accolades proceed. “Exclaim So” marks the foremost body of workers-up between two ladies folks to hit No. 1 since 2014’s “Love” with Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX. It be also solely one of six songs by solo ladies folks artists to ever high the chart.
Meanwhile on the chart, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” sits superb at No. 3, adopted by Drake’s “Toosie Mosey” and Roddy Ricch’s “The Field,” which rounds out the head five.
Celebrate the gargantuan intention end by Minaj and Doja Cat by streaming the “Exclaim So” remix above — then get to grab a bit bit more about Doja’s inspiration for the tune in her MTV Push interview below.