Cardi B continues to prove to us that she is here to stay after she won the award for Favorite Song in the Rap/Hip Hop category at the American Music Awards for the second time, making her the first artist in history to do so. In 2018 she earned the award for the first time with her song “Bodak Yellow” and this time with her song “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion.
While Megan appeared at the show on Sunday in Los Angeles and debuted her new song “Body,” Cardi was not there and could not formally accept her award.
Instead, the rapper took to Twitter to offer her thanks and appreciation to her fans in a heartfelt note accompanied by a voice note.
She said, “I wish I would have known that I was going to get an AMA or something, I wouldn’t have … went to the dentist.”
Thank you guys soooo much .Me and Meg really appreciate all the love from fans ,celebs everybody that supported the song .Also thanks for voting .Ugh if I would have known all this was going down today I would of rescheduled my dentist https://t.co/xIkG1eOunD so swollen 😩😂 pic.twitter.com/bUCEHtedcd
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 23, 2020
Cardi continued her celebration on social media, sharing the news of her win to her Instastory on Monday:
In addition to “WAP” earning Cardi some history-making awards, the song has made a splash elsewhere in the record books.
According to Neilsen Music, the song earned more than 26 million views on its first day on YouTube, breaking the record for the biggest 24-hour debut for an all-female collaboration. It also racked up 93 million streams in the United States in the week after its release, the most ever recorded for an opening seven-day period.