Megan Thee Stallion Scores Her First Solo No. 1 Hit With “Hiss”

Megan Thee Stallion at the CMT Music Awards in April 2023
Megan Thee Stallion at the CMT Music Awards in April 2023. Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (13855066np)

Megan Thee Stallion created quite a commotion with her viral hit “Hiss”, and she’s finally reaping the fruits of her labor! The rapper’s latest song soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, becoming her first solo single and third overall to do so.

With 29.2 million first-week streams, 2.9 million radio airplay audience impressions, and 104,000 downloads sold in the tracking period between January 26-February 1, “Hiss” easily reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also debuted atop several other charts, including Billboard’s Streaming Songs, Digital Song Sales, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and Hot Rap Songs charts.

“Hiss” hit the shelves on January 26, and it saw the Grammy-winning rapper addressing her haters and dissing several high-profile artists, such as Drake and Nicki Minaj. Shortly after dropping this single, Stallion signed a distribution deal with Warner Music, announcing she would handle her own masters and publishing.

“Hiss” is Stallion’s first solo single to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and she joins Nicki Minaj as the second female rapper to debut atop the tally with a solo song. This is also her third No. 1 single overall, following the success of two hit collaborations – Beyoncé-assisted “Savage” and Cardi B’s “WAP”.