NUMBERS GAME – CARDI B’S DEBUT IS POWER PROVEN TO BE #1 – BY STICK N MOVE
Belcalis Almanzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper and media personality born and raised in The Bronx, New York City. She came on the scene as an Instagram celebrity, and between 2015 and 2017, she sustained routine casting via VH1’s popular reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York. With a very noteworthy approach to succeeding as a “multi-talented” artist, the start of 2017 saw Cardi-B signing a record deal with Atlantic Records. Her debut single for “Bodak Yellow”, was pit-proven to be “major label” status by reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. She becomes the 2nd artist to reach a milestone of this nature. No female rapper has climbed to this level since 1998, when iconic Fugees member and solo artist Lauryn Hill took the crown.
This single, and many other hot joints are included on her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy (2018), which has not only debuted at No. 1, but is also the biggest selling album for an R&B or hip-hop album this year. According to Nielsen Music, the release has sold 255,000 equivalent album units…..if not more since we last checked. Would you be surprised? – Not us – Big congrats to Cardi B!
MUSIC & MEDIA
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It from Cardi B’s Debut Album Invasion of Privacy available now!
CREDITS & REFERENCES
Billboard Charts / Magazine