After reaching No. 1 status twice in 2020 thanks to the Beyoncé-assisted “Savage” and Cardi B’s “WAP,” Meg has notched her first No. 1 hit as a solo act, becoming one of two women rappers — alongside Nicki Minaj — to debut atop the tally. The “Body” rapper exuded humility and grace when thanking all involved with making this feat possible.
“Thank you thank you thank you ! Thank you GOD, Thank you MAMA HOLLY, Thank you to EVERYONEEEEE that took the time out of their week to go hard and make this happen,” she tweeted.
“I love you I appreciate you I’m so grateful likeeee #HISS is number 1 !!! Thank you for RUNNING IT UP HOTTIES Let’s keep going hard and staying positive ! Love yall.”
The Hot 100 isn’t the only chart Megan’s ruling, as the Houston Hottie hit No. 1 on the Streaming Songs, Digital Song Sales, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts concurrently thanks to her fiery serpentine-themed single.
“HISS” accumulated 29.2 million first-week streams, 2.9 million radio airplay audience impressions and 104,000 downloads sold from Jan. 26-Feb. 1, according to Luminate.
Co-produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat and Bankroll Got It, “HISS” arrived on Jan. 26 via Hot Girl Productions and found Megan responding to critics who have had plenty to say about her in the last couple of years. The 28-year-old even possibly had smoke for Drake, Nicki Minaj, Kenneth Petty, Tory Lanez, and ex-boyfriend Pardison Fontaine.
A week after the single’s release, Megan Thee Stallion announced an “innovative” distribution deal with Warner Music Group on Friday (Feb. 2). With the unique partnership, the Houston Hottie will have access to WMG’s global services ranging from music promotion to distribution and worldwide marketing.
Megan will keep releasing music independently through her Hot Girl Productions label while the deal allows Thee Stallion to keep ownership and control of her masters as well as her publishing. Billboard previously reported about the Houston-bred rapper working with WMG in December.
Find the Houston Hottie’s reaction to “HISS” going No. 1 below.
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