It turns out “WAP” can be very lucrative, if wielded correctly. Newly minted #1 hitmakers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are teaming up to give away some money to their fans for helping to push their latest single to chart-breaking success. Of course, men need not apply.
Cardi shared a number of statistics herself about the huge debut of “WAP” on the charts, which was record breaking for a number of reasons.
In addition to being certified #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as of this week, “WAP” is the first female rap collaboration in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also debuted with a staggering 93 million US streams, the most of a song in an opening week in history.
In addition, it had the biggest sales week of 2020 with its debut on the Digital Song Sales chart, sitting at #1 with over 125,000 sold. The song also broke the record for biggest 1 week, on-demand audio and Apple Music streams for a female artist. It’s Megan’s 2nd #1 for the year also, as she had a hit earlier this summer with Beyoncé, on her “Savage” remix.
To celebrate their massive success, Cardi and Megan are giving away some cold, hard cash. “Today through 8/20, women who Tweet with #WAPParty and their $Cashtag will have a chance at receiving a portion of the 1M dollars through Cash App,” the announcement read.
Any woman who tweets with the official hashtags is eligible — and the 2,000 winners, each of whom will receive $500, will be chosen randomly. Some have even shared their winnings already on Twitter.