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Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion And Beyonce Are All Winners On This Week’s Hot 100

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Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion And Beyonce Are All Winners On This Week’s Hot 100

Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj emerged victorious on this week’s Billboard Sizzling 100 with their scorching “Say So” remix, granting each artists their first No. 1 hit and thwarting stiff competitors from Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce’s “Savage.” There can solely be one victor on the chart, however all 4 artists are winners on this showdown, and so they’ve made historical past in a number of methods.

Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion And Beyonce Are All Winners On This Week’s Hot 100

That is the primary time {that a} collaboration between two feminine rappers has topped the Sizzling 100 and the primary time that two feminine rappers in lead roles have occupied the chart’s prime two slots. In the meantime, Minaj breaks the document for the longest look forward to a Sizzling 100 No. 1 hit, and Beyonce turns into the primary artist to attain Prime 10 hits in every of the final 4 many years (1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s).

These are all momentous achievements, and the success of “Say So” and “Savage” cements Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion as leaders of the brand new class of rappers and pop stars. Maybe extra importantly, although, it proves—hopefully as soon as and for all—that there is room for a couple of feminine rapper to thrive on the Billboard Sizzling 100 directly, and that wholesome competitors amongst nice artists and nice songs advantages everyone concerned.

This shouldn’t be a revelation, however feminine rappers have not often been allowed to thrive in the identical industrial area with out being pitted towards one another. When Doja Cat added her two cents to a Twitter feud between considered one of her followers and Minaj superfans (also called Barbz), folks misinterpreted Doja’s feedback as jabs at Minaj herself. (Doja later known as herself “the largest Nicki Minaj fan” whereas explaining the scenario to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.)

The collaborative relationship turned months-long chilly battle between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B climaxed in a shoe-throwing debacle at a 2018 New York Vogue Week social gathering. And let’s not neglect Minaj’s longstanding feud with Remy Ma, which produced excoriating diss tracks from each events, together with Remy Ma’s “Shether” and “One other One” and Minaj’s “No Frauds.”

These feuds sometimes make for good meme fodder and sometimes encourage some nice music. Typically, although, the fallout from the meat overshadows the precise artistry of these concerned. When followers, haters and critics pit feminine rappers towards one another, they’re often implying that the Sizzling 100 ain’t sufficiently big for the each of them. It’s shortsighted at finest and tokenizing at worst, decreasing their success to a fluke or novelty that can shortly put on out its welcome.

It’s additionally patently unfaithful, as this week’s Sizzling 100 showdown proves. Between the “Say So” and “Savage” remixes, we have now 4 multi-talented black feminine rappers who loved meteoric chart positive aspects because of their neck-and-neck competitors. (In truth, each songs traded the highest spot throughout charts: “Savage” landed at No. 1 on Streaming Songs and No. 2 on Digital Track Gross sales, whereas “Say So” peaked at No. four on Streaming Songs and No. 1 on Digital Track Gross sales.) Each songs paired an business veteran with a red-hot relative newcomer, proving that competitors can breed success relatively than battle, each throughout generations (Doja/Nicki, Megan/Beyonce) and inside the identical technology (Doja vs. Megan).

That’s to say nothing of the truth that each songs on the prime of this week’s Sizzling 100 are radically totally different: “Say So” is a breezy disco-pop anthem augmented by fiery rap verses, whereas “Savage” is a swaggering rap banger stuffed with double entendres and Texas-sized flexes. However hey, one level at a time and proper now, the purpose is that feminine rappers can and will coexist within the higher echelon of the Sizzling 100 whereas preserving the main focus squarely on the standard of their music. Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce all received and made historical past this week, gifting their followers two killer remixes within the course of. Anticipate to see each songs close to the highest of the Sizzling 100 for weeks to come back—and pray to no matter deity you consider in that they block 6ix9ine from taking the crown subsequent week.

 

Hassan Zia is an accomplished News writer & working journalist in the industry for over 5 years. At Pakistan print media he established his skills in writing and publishing multiple news stories of daily reporting beats ranging from crime, drama, business, entertainment. An activist at heart Zia believes in sensitizing audiences on issues of social justice and equality. Using powerful technique of storytelling on humanistic themes: women, children, labor, peace & diversity etc. his work underpins the causes he’s concerned about. Besides being known for his activism and community work Zia is also associated with renowned universities as a visiting faculty member for over 3 years now. His academic background is a Masters in Mass in Communication.

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