Female Collaborations Are Ruling the Charts This Year

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If you need another proof that the future is female, just take a look at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 2020 has been a groundbreaking year for female artists, as several collaborations by multiple women soloists hit no. 1.

The latest female duet to top the charts is “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Its debut atop the Billboard Hot 100 is truly iconic since it had the biggest debut week in chart’s history with 93 million streams in the US alone.

“WAP” isn’t even the first female collaboration to reach no. 1 in 2020. It’s following the footsteps of three chart-toppers recorded by women—”Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, “Say So” by Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj, and “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé.

If you don’t think that having four female collaborations at no. 1 in a single year is impressive enough, we’ll leave you with one final piece of information— the Billboard Hot 100 chart has been around for over six decades, and it had only five chart-topping female duets before 2020.