Doja Cat Becomes First Rapper To Top Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart As Solo Artist In Over A Year With ‘Paint The Town Red’

Doja Cat has recently achieved a remarkable feat, from being doubted for her rapping abilities to securing the top spot on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100. She is now the first solo artist rapper to claim this position in over a year. On September 11th, the Los Angeles native ascended to the chart’s pinnacle with her single “Paint the Town Red”, which has been on the chart for five consecutive weeks since its release in early August.

Doja Cat Becomes First Rapper To Top Billboard'S Hot 100 Chart As Solo Artist In Over A Year With ‘Paint The Town Red’, Yours Truly, News, June 13, 2024

Doja Cat’s newest track, “Paint the Town Red,” has garnered impressive success, serving as her second top single after “Say So,” featuring Nicki Minaj, released in 2020. The most recent Billboard report reveals that “Paint the Town Red” has amassed 32.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, 27.7 million streams, and 8,000 downloads.

At the beginning of the year, Doja Cat publicly declared her decision to relinquish her status as a pop star and concentrate on refining her skills in rap. In April, she utilized her Twitter account to disclose her intentions of adopting a fresh approach to her music.

“No more pop,”. “I also agree with everyone who said the majority of my rap verses are mid and corny.”

She continued:

“I know they are. I wasnt trying to prove anything I just enjoy making music but I’m getting tired of hearing yall say that i can’t so I will.”

When asked about her new direction, a fan suggested that haters influenced her decision, to which she responded that pop music no longer excites her.

Doja Cat At The 2022 Billboard Music Awards

According to recent news reports, Doja has been offered a coveted spot to perform at the much-awaited 2023 VMAs. In the company of several A-listers, the event is scheduled to take place live on September 12th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Among the other notable performers expected to grace the stage are Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, Karol G, and Shakira.

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