Did you know that Lauryn Hill’s ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)‘ was the first song by a female Hip-Hop artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100?
‘Doo Wop’ entered the Hot 100 at the peak position during the week of November 14th 1998. It was only the second song by a Hip-Hop act to achieve that feat – following Puff Daddy’s ‘I’ll Be Missing You (Ft. Faith Evans & 112)’ – and remains the only #1 on the lineup debut by a female rapper.
Additionally, ‘Doo Wop’ was the first #1 Hot 100 song by a female rapper and it made Hill the first female Hip-Hop act to score a #1 song as a solo performer as well as a member of a group. Watch the video for ‘Doo Wop’ below: