Happy Bardi Day! Cardi B is currently the proud owner of the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. By reaching the top of the charts with her hype-anthem, “Bodak Yellow,” the former Love & Hip Hop star became the first female rap artist to make it to number one with a single without any features since Lauryn Hill did it 19 years ago. Of course you already knew that, so that’s not why we’re here.
We’re all super proud of Cardi because this regular, degular, shmegular girl from the Bronx had us (and literally everyone) screaming about our money moves and bloody shoes all Summer 2017, but no one is more proud than her bae, Offset of Migos. He woke up late yesterday afternoon to the news that his boo was number one. He recorded this super sweet (in a modern-trap-love-story-kinda-way) message:
Hold up…Offset also had a number one single in 2017, when Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” was number one for three weeks earlier this year. That’s kinda a really big deal. After some investigative journalism-level digging, it turns out no other music couple has reached this relationship goal of each having a No. 1 single in the same year since Beyoncé and Jay Z in 2009.
Rihanna and Drake did have number one singles in 2016 (“Work” and “One Dance” dominated the charts for a total of 19 weeks) but they weren’t officially dating, so it doesn’t count.
Back in ’09, the Carters bookended the Billboard 100 charts with two of the year’s biggest hits. Beyoncé started off the year with “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” holding the top spot (January 3 and January 10), and Jay claimed the top spot with “Empire State of Mind” in November. That’s right, Cardi B and Offset out here setting goals not even Rihanna and Chris Brown achieved when they dated, or Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris.
As far as record-setting is concerned, this is a huge deal and if you don’t have a boo that kills the game with you (or sends the world congratulatory snapchats like Offset), then it’s time to get you a new boo.
Speaking of couples that dominate music, check out the complicated are-they-aren’t-they-dating timeline of Rihanna and Drake’s relationship.