Remy Boyz, yeaahhhh!
Fetty Wap has had quite a meteoric rise since "Trap Queen" started to pick up steam late last year, and the latest milestone achieved by the 1738-shouting rapper only adds to his short but illustrious career. With his Monty-assisted hit single "My Way" landing at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, Fetty is now the first rapper to hold two headlining songs (not songs he's a guest on) in the top ten of that chart since Lil Wayne nearly four years ago (via Billboard). Quite an impressive accolade for an artist who's only been recognized on a national level for maybe six months at best.
"My Way," which was only released to digital retailers on July 17, jumped 80 spots in the chart's latest week, the largest leap seen since Katy Perry's "Roar" went from 85 to 2 back in 2013. "Trap Queen" may have fallen to No. 6, but still maintains it's wildly impressive hold on the top 10. Even more impressive, Fetty's "679" is currently sitting at No. 18, which also makes him the first rapper to hold three songs in the top 20 since Eminem in 2013.
“The last time any male rapper had two simultaneous top 10 cuts, even as a featured act, was on the April 6, 2013 list. Drake was No. 7 that week with "Started From the Bottom," and was featured on Lil Wayne's "Love Me," at No. 9.” - Billboard
Can he keep it up? Fetty, who's signed to the independent label 300 Records, had been written off by many as "one-hit wonder" status in the wake of "Trap Queen" and it's obvious novelty quality. Despite that, he's managed to continue receiving an increasing amount of radio play off the strength of his infectious melodies and unique style of crooning. He's won over our hearts, is the most streamed artist in America, has Drake remixing his hits and has the Kansas City Royals fining each other if they don't use his lingo. At only 25 years of age, Fetty might just be getting started.