First female rap duo to reach No.1 on the US singles chart
Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj
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On 16 May 2020, a remixed version of “Say So”, featuring Doja Cat (USA, b. Amalaratna Dlamini) and Nicki Minaj (Trinidad & Tobago, b. Onika Maraj), went to No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was the first time a female rap duo had ruled the countdown, and “Say So” was the first US No.1 single for both hit-makers.

“Say So” surged to No.1 from No.6 the previous week due to the availability of the remix, which gave Minaj her 109th Hot 100 entry. As of 16 May 2020, no other act had amassed as many hits on the US singles chart before reaching No.1. Before Minaj, Justin Bieber held the unenviable record by making it to the top with his 47th entry (“What Do You Mean?” on 19 September 2015), nudging out Taylor Swift, whose “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – her 46th chart entry – went to No.1 on 1 September 2012.

“Say So”, co-written by Dlamini and produced by “Tyson Trax” (aka Lukasz “Dr Luke” Gottwald), was the fifth single to be taken from Los Angeles native Doja Cat’s 2019 album Hot Pink.

The Billboard Hot 100 was inaugurated on 4 August 1958.