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Cardi B's Number One Billboard Win Is Inspiring So Many People Right Now

"Cardi B has the NUMBER ONE RECORD IN THE COUNTRY & y'all still out here doubting yourselves."

Posted on September 25, 2017, at 3:09 p.m. ET

With "Bodak Yellow," Cardi B officially has the No. 1 song in the country. She dethroned Taylor Swift's single "Look What You Made Me Do," which has been No. 1 for three weeks.

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Cardi is the first solo female rapper to reach number one since 1998, and just the second female rapper in history to top the Billboard charts.

The rapper herself was obviously hyped, hosting a special celebration when the news was announced — and giving a speech in a way that only Cardi could.

Cardi B at Atlantic Records for the Celebration of Bodak Yellow reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

@DailyCardi / Twitter / Via Twitter: @DailyCardi

But the win was emotionally significant for a lot of other people.

Cardi B having the #1 record in the country is the inspiration I needed for the week.

@DevinICobbs / Twitter / Via Twitter: @DevinICobbs

It also made fans reflect on and respect Cardi's come-up. Belcalis Almanzar (Cardi's real name) was once a reality TV star from Love & Hip Hop, but now her reality is making hip-hop history.

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Cardi B. really went from the strip club to making hip-hop history. If you can’t respect that, you lost in the sauce.

@YANBLAZE / Twitter / Via Twitter: @YANBLAZE

"Cardi B is such a hood Cinderella story. I hope the glass Timb never falls off. So happy for her."

Cardi B is such a hood Cinderella story. I hope the glass Timb never falls off. So happy for her.

@WeAreTheTay / Twitter / Via Twitter: @WeAreTheTay

Cardi's story has given many folks perspective.

Cardi B went from the strip club to Love and Hip Hop to having the #1 song in the country. If that doesn’t inspire… https://t.co/1xeBTTDdsn

@The__Prototype / Twitter / Via Twitter: @The__Prototype

"Cardi B out here with the #1 record in the country and you scared to follow your dreams. Foh."

Cardi B out here with the #1 record in the country and you scared to follow your dreams. Foh.

@RealLifeKaz / Twitter / Via Twitter: @RealLifeKaz

"Cardi B has the NUMBER ONE RECORD IN THE COUNTRY & y'all still out here doubting yourselves. Do what you love & work hard."

Cardi B has the NUMBER ONE RECORD IN THE COUNTRY & y'all still out here doubting yourselves. Do what you love & work hard.

@Donziff / Twitter / Via Twitter: @Donziff

The win was particularly significant for black and Latinx communities.

Cardi B going #1 feels like a win for all of us. We did that. I’m singing Bodak Yellow to every Black person I see.

@The__Prototype / Twitter / Via Twitter: @The__Prototype

Cardi B became the first Latina rapper to get a #1 on the hot 100 during Latinx heritage month.

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And everyone else is just happy to revel in the moment with her.

I'm very happy to see Cardi B living her dream.

@passport_cutty / Twitter / Via Twitter: @passport_cutty

Congrats, Cardi!

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