Congrats are in order for Latto! The “Put It On Da Floor” rapper just received her first career No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She’s also the first rapper with a No. 1 song on the charts in 2023.
Latto’s Number One Single
Only a few weeks ago, BTS’ own, Jung Kook released his newest single “Seven” featuring Atlanta rapper, Latto. Since it’s release on July 14, the track has skyrocketed to 21.9 million streams. The music video has also reached over 100 million views in just 10 days
The K-Pop group has a very loyal fan base (similar to that of Beyoncé or Taylor Swift) which helped boost the track to its current number-one status. The closest Latto has gotten to number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 was last year with her single “Big Energy.” It entered the top ten then rose to number three, that April.
When speaking to PEOPLE, she shared how surprised she was about the amount of support Jung Kook gets from his fans.
“Oh my gosh, we’ve actually been working on this, maybe a couple months. It literally has been so surreal witnessing his fanbase and how much they support him — it’s literally artist goals,” she explained to the outlet. “I was so shocked. I’m like, ‘Are you sure you want me?'” Latto explained to the outlet.
She says she felt so much pressure when it came to being a part of the project.
“But I was like, ‘You know what? He reached out to me for a reason. Let me just go in there and do what I do best.’ To see everybody’s reaction to my verse and how much they love it, it’s so fulfilling. Hopefully I get to go to Korea soon,” she added.
The single was released shortly before Lato launched her newest partnership with Wingstop. Her “Latto’s Lemon Herb Remix” meal with the chain has been picking up steam. She told PEOPLE that she was very adamant about the food bearing her name actually tasting good.
“I’m not putting out nothing if it’s not stamped for real,” Latto said. “It’s stamped. Let me tell you, we had a whole taste testing. But soon as we tasted this one, hands down, I knew this one was it.”