BLACK WOMEN MAKING HISTORY

Words: Milly Lupton


For the first time ever, four black women take up the Number 1 & Number 2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100, and it's incredible to see.



If you have any form of social media, there's no doubt you will have heard these tracks over and over and over for the duration of the last few weeks. Whilst your Grandma may be slightly confused by Tik Tok, and your Mum is sick of hearing these tracks on repeat whilst you attempt to learn the dance moves, an unforgettable moment in history has been made, and we need to talk about it!


For the first time EVER, the top two spots on Billboard Hot 100 are taken up by four black women.


This incredible feat comes in the form of remixes. Collaborative work and support is what has propelled these women to the top with 'Say So' and 'Savage'. The remix of 'Say So' marks both Nicki & Doja's first number one on the Hot 100 list, an incredible achievement. It is also the 1,100th No. 1 in the Hot 100's history.


What makes this news better, is that the number two spot is held by the 'Savage' Remix from Megan Thee Stallion and Queen Bey. This is Megan's highest position in the list to date, and Beyoncé's 19th top 10 hit.


It is inspiring to see four black women reach so high. It is a testament to their talent, individuality and perseverance. This historical moment should never be forgotten. In a time of such uncertainty and fear, let this uplift and inspire you.


Success is not a one man woman show. Women can be at the top, the more the better. Working collaboratively, sharing advice, offering help is how to break boundaries in such a male dominated environment.


Billboard also states that 'Say So' by Doja Cat featuring Nicki Minaj is a strong contender to be nominated for “Best Rap/Sung Performance” at the 2021 Grammy Awards. If this happens, it would be the first all-female collaboration to be nominated in this category. Equally, due to the Savage Remix reaching so high, it is a strong contender for "Best Rap Performance", this being Beyoncé's first nomination in this category. Maybe 2021 will really make up for 2020.


It's safe to say the ladies themselves are pretty overwhelmed with this phenomenal achievement:




Keep up the greatness, ladies!




#IAMNEXT

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