Several weeks ago, two tracks, each powered by two powerful females, competed for the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100, and a winner was chosen. Now, a few frames later, the tune that lost out on the highest rung has finally climbed all the way to the top, meaning both cuts have now had a chance to shine.
Just a few weeks ago, Megan Thee Stallion claimed her first top 10 hit, and now a short time later, the song has advanced once again, taking control of the Hot 100.
“Savage” is now the No. 1 song in the U.S., and it’s the rapper’s first leader. The track is featured on the musician’s most recent project Suga, an EP that debuted inside the top 10 earlier this year and which returned to the uppermost region on the Billboard 200 recently thanks to the success of its biggest hit.
Stallion snags her first chart-topper in large part thanks to a recently released remix that features Beyoncé, who both sang and rapped on the track in what has turned out to be one of the most exciting events in the music space this year. The superstar is credited on the cut alongside the original artist, as the new version is responsible for the majority of consumption, as fans of both acts rushed to buy and stream the take.
“Savage” is Beyoncé’s eleventh No. 1 hit on the Hot 100, including her solo material and the music she recorded as a part of Destiny’s Child. Under her own name, Queen Bey has landed half a dozen rulers, while the group that helped launch her career nabbed four.
Destiny’s Child pushed “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Say My Name,” “Independent Women Part I” and “Bootylicious” to No. 1 on the all-genre singles list, while on her own, Beyoncé has reached the summit with “Crazy in Love” with now-husband Jay-Z, “Baby Boy” with Sean Paul, “Check on It” with Bun B & Slim Thug, “Irreplaceable,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and most recently with Ed Sheeran on another updated edition of an already popular song, “Perfect.”
In addition to being her eleventh Hot 100 leader, “Savage” is now Beyoncé’s twenty-ninth top 10 hit. She managed 10 with Destiny’s Child before they went their separate ways and since then she’s appeared in the uppermost region with 18 more wins.
“Savage” replaces Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s “Stuck With U” at No. 1. The collaborative cut debuted in first place last time around.