Latto Earns First #1 Hit On The Hot 100

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Latto performs during day one of Wireless Festival 2023 at Finsbury Park on July 07, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
Latto just grabbed the top spot on the Hot 100 for the first time.

It took seven months into 2023 for a rapper to reach number one on the Hot 100. Fittingly it was done with a song called "Seven" by BTS member and K-Pop superstar Jung Kook. The song also features rapper Latto, who just scored her first number 1 hit on the chart. The song debuted at the top spot on the charts after a week where it broke a number of Spotify and YouTube streaming records. It's the rapper's second top 10 hit following "Big Energy" which peaked at number 3 last year.

"Seven" is also Latto's second top 20 hit of 2023. Earlier this year she debuted her new single "Put It On Da Floor." While the song didn't immediately soar up the charts, once Cardi B teamed up for a remix called "Put It On Da Floor Again," it made its debut. The song showed up at number 13 on the Hot 100 and has stuck around on the chart ever since. The first rapper to hit number 1 on the Hot 100 comes just a few weeks after the same milestone was reached on the Billboard 200. Lil Uzi Vert's Pink Tape hit the top spot on the albums chart earlier this month.

Latto Debuts At The Top Spot

Latto performed at Rolling Loud Festival in Miami over the weekend. While there she re-lit some previous beef she's had with Nicki Minaj. During some lyrics in "Put It On Da Floor" that fans have long suspected were about Nicki, Latto made a gesture that seemed to reinforce rumors of Minaj's cocaine usage.

That's not the only beef she's is involved in recently. Over the weekend Ice Spice released the deluxe edition of her Like..? EP from earlier this year. Included in the new tracks are numerous lyrics that fans interpreted as disses aimed at Latto. It's no surprise given that Ice Spice is already a frequent Nicki Minaj collaborator. What do you think of Latto earning her first number one single? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.