GloRilla & Cardi B’s ‘Tomorrow 2’ Hits No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

GloRilla and Cardi B both return to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart as “Tomorrow 2” races 5-1 to lead the list dated Dec. 3. The coronation traces to the song’s 8% jump in spins that made it the most played song of the week at U.S. monitored R&B/hip-hop radio stations, according to Luminate.

As “Tomorrow 2” seizes the top slot, GloRilla goes two-for-two in terms of having her first two chart appearances both reach No. 1 on the radio ranking. Her debut entry, “F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” with producer Hitkidd, topped the list for one week in August. With the feat, she’s the first artist to do so since Tems, whose first three appearances – a featured turn on Wizkid’s “Essence,” another guest spot alongside Drake on “Wait for U” and her own “Free Mind” – all reigned on the list. Among lead acts, GloRilla is the first to open her Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay account with two No. 1s since Ella Mai in 2018. That year, the R&B singer-songwriter sent both “Boo’d Up” and “Trip” to the top of the list.

For Cardi B, “Tomorrow 2” is her 10th No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and grants her entry as the ninth member of a select club of acts with double-digit career totals. Here’s a refreshed leaderboard of the artists with the most No. 1s on the list since it launched in 1993:

  • 43, Drake
  • 20, Lil Wayne
  • 17, Chris Brown
  • 16, Usher
  • 13, Beyoncé
  • 11, R. Kelly
  • 10, Cardi B
  • 10, Jay-Z
  • 10, Rihanna

And as “Tomorrow 2” joins the roster, here are the rapper’s 10 No. 1s on the radio ranking:

Song Title, Artist (if other than Cardi B), Weeks at No. 1, Peak Date

  • “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” nine, Sept. 16, 2017
  • “No Limit,” G-Eazy featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B, five, Dec. 9, 2017
  • “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny & J Balvin, one, July 28, 2018
  • “Ring,” featuring Kehlani, one, Nov. 17, 2018
  • “Money,” five, Feb. 2, 2019
  • “Backin’ It Up,” Pardison Fontaine featuring Cardi B, one, March 9, 2019
  • “Please Me,” with Bruno Mars, six, April 13, 2019
  • “Up,” one, March 27, 2021
  • “Wild Side,” Normani featuring Cardi B, three, Jan. 1, 2022
  • “Tomorrow 2,” with GloRilla, one (to date), Dec. 3, 2022

Elsewhere, “Tomorrow 2” pushes 5-2 on Rap Airplay after a 14% burst in audience in the week ending Nov. 27 and steps 6-4 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with a 15% hike to 15.2 million in weekly audience. Plus, it rises 15-14 on Rhythmic Airplay, following a 6% gain in weekly plays at the format.

Trevor Anderson