Billboard Hot 100: Kanye West breaks record as his song ‘Carnival’ knocks Beyonce’s off the top spot

Dollita Okine March 12, 2024
Kanye West performing at the Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch Event on October 24, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ Kenny Sun

Rapper Kanye West (Ye) set a record for himself as No. 1 on the Hot 100 with his “Carnival” song toppling Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” from its leading position.

The song was released on February 10 as part of Ye and Ty Dolla $ign’s joint album Vultures 1, on the former’s YZY label, according to Billboard

West’s fifth No. 1 single, “Carnival” has earned him the title of the only rapper to top the Hot 100 in three different decades — 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.

Luminate noted that “Carnival” has become the 1,165th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 65-year history, garnering 33.7 million streams, 3.9 million radio airplay audience impressions, and 3,000 downloads over the March tracking week.

Since his single “Carnival” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, West has been slamming Drake, Adidas, and anybody else who collaborates with the clothing company.

In a since-deleted post on social media, West said: “Rich Ty Carti and the supporters that stood by us through everything This number #1 is for you. It’s for the people who won’t be manipulated by the system.

“And f*** adidas and everybody who works there or with them. Anyone who goes to school with anyone who’s parents work at adidas. Just know they tried to destroy me and here we are with the number 1 song in the world,” according to HipHopDX

He also blasted Drake for “taking” Durk to join him on his It’s All a Blur — Big as the What? Tour. “That’s how I feel And it’s f*** Drake for taking Durk right at the beginning of the Vultures role [sic] out I’ll come back to yall if I think of more f*** you’s.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: March 12, 2024


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