Latto Becomes First Rapper in 2023 to Reach No. 1 on Hot 100

A rapper has finally secured the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2023 and that rapper is Latto. This week’s chart sees Latto become the first hip-hop artist this year to reach No. 1 on the singles chart with “Seven,” the new track by BTS member Jung Kook. In addition to ending hip-hop’s drought atop the Billboard chart, “Seven”—expected to serve as the lead single from Jung Kook’s debut solo album—marks the first No. 1 for both Latto and the K-pop star.