Ella Mai’s international breakthrough single “Boo’d Up” continues to impress.
The UK singer has now broken a 13-year-old radio record last held by Mary J. Blige. Per Chart Data, Mai’s 2x Platinum single has now spent a total of 16 weeks on top, becoming the longest-running No. 1 song by a female artist in the history of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
The previous record was held by Blige, whose 2005 heartbreak anthem “Be Without You” held the No. 1 spot for 15 weeks. It is impressive to note that, with smash singles from hip-hop and R&B powerhouses like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and more since 2005, Ella Mai was the one to trump Blige’s record.
While the jury is still out on if “Boo’d Up” is a better song than Mai’s “Trip,” it’s obvious the singer has struck mainstream gold. Now, to not drop the ball come album time.
Mai's self-titled debut, executive produced by DJ Mustard, is currently slated for release on October 12, via Interscope.
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