“Say So” and “Savage” remixes make history by topping US chart

A huge feat for women in rap.

It’s been quite a week for both Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion camps: After days of stiff competition, Billboard announced that Doja’s “Say So” remix featuring Nicki Minaj emerged at the top of its Hottest 100 chart with Megan’s “Savage” remix with Beyoncé at number two.

The “Say So” remix successfully dethroned Travis Scott and Kid Cudi’s joint effort, “The Scotts,” which debuted at number one on May 4 before sliding down to the 12th spot this week.

This marks the first time a collaboration between two solo female artists has nabbed the top slot since 2014, which was previously achieved by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy.” It’s also the first time in history that female solo rappers have secured the top two spots on the chart, according to Forbes.

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The remix for “Say So” earned both Doja and Minaj their first-ever number one single on the Hottest 100. As Billboard notes, their collaboration is the Queen rapper’s 109th entry on the chart but her first single at the top. “That’s the longest that a Hot 100-topping artist has had to wait for a first No. 1, blasting past Justin Bieber, who notched his first with his 47th entry, ‘What Do You Mean?,’ in 2015,” the publication writes.

Following the news, Minaj took to Instagram to congratulate Doja and celebrate their first win. “Can’t thank you guys enough for going so hard this past week to help us make history. I saw it all,” she wrote. “You’ll never understand how much you uplift me with the overwhelming love & support you continue to show. I love you so much. Like so much. So much. 🎈Dear @dojacat, thanks for trusting me with your baby. Hope I lived up to your expectations.”

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Megan also joined in on the celebrations, writing on social media that she’s “so happy to be apart [sic] of the history that was made today.” “We’ve come so far 😭😭😭,” she wrote on Instagram. “I promise to keep working hard and getting better everytime ! Thank y’all for growing with me 💕💕💕💕 look at all this girl power !”

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