The Hot 100 leader is No. 5 on Rhythmic Songs & No. 10 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop.
When a song sports a title with a word that's far from FCC-friendly, it might not be a likely bet for widespread radio airplay.
But, when that song has claimed record streaming numbers and pop culture domination, an edit can entice programmers.
Cardi B's "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. It debuted at No. 1 (on the chart dated Aug. 22) with 93 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the most ever for a song in its first week of release. It leads the latest, Sept. 19-dated chart with 48.2 million streams and, notably, 27.3 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 11%, in the tracking week.