UPDATE (April 2018): Following the release of her debut album Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B has added more stats to her résumé.
According to Apple’s figures, the album set a new Apple Music record for the most streamed album by a female artist in a single week with more than 100 million streams worldwide. The feat shatters the previous record, which was held by Taylor Swift’sReputation. Invasion of Privacy is now the fifth most-streamed album ever on Apple Music.
More updates have been noted below.
More than money moves, Cardi B has spent the last six months making history… moves.
As if 2017 didn’t provide enough rewards for her to bag up, the trailblazing rapper continues adding new trophies to her mantle piece. This week, Cardi surpassed Beyoncé to become the first woman to have five Top 10 singles chart simultaneously on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. Last week, she was announced to perform at the upcoming 2018 Grammys, where she is up for two awards. Altogether, this is all how she kicked off 2018.
With more moves to come, including a reported movie deal, we did a deep dive into Cardi B’s accomplishments to illustrate just the kind of run she is having.
First solo female MC to top the Billboard Hot 100
In September 2017, Cardi became the first female rapper to go No. 1 in nearly 20 years without a featured credited artist. The last artist to do so was Lauryn Hill in 1998 with “Doo-Wop (That Thing).” It’s also worth noting that Cardi’s hit song also dethroned pop’s oft-record-breaking titan Taylor Swift and her comeback single “Look What you Made Me Do.”
Longest-running No. 1 by solo female rapper
Matching Lauryn Hill’s record wasn’t enough. In its third week at the top of the chart, Cardi’s “Bodak Yellow” became the longest-running chart-topper by a solo female artist on the Hot 100. The feat surpassed Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” which spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1998.
Debuts on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone’
“I can’t believe when I got the call,” the rapper cheered in October 2017. Backed by the success of “Bodak Yellow,” the rapper secured a cover with the coveted publication.
First woman to chart first three entries in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs’ Top 10 simultaneously
In November, Cardi B became the first woman to have her first three song entries land simultaneously within the Top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. The singles to do so were “Bodak Yellow,” Migos’ “MotorSport,” and G-Eazy’s “No Limit.” The trifecta also made Cardi one of only six women to chart three simtaneous Top 10s, including Ashanti, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé, and Rihanna.
Officially becomes a Grammy-nominated rapper
The rapper scored her not one, but two Grammy nods for the 2018 ceremony. “Bodak Yellow” is up for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
Wins three awards at 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards
Cardi-mania spilled onto the BET Hip-Hop Awards, where she picked up three awards including Best New Hip-Hop Artist, Single of the Year, and Hustler of the Year.
First rapper with first three singles in the Hot 100’s Top 10 simultaneously
Cardi B opened 2018 as the first rapper to have her first singles in the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 simultaneously. In the first week of the year, her appearances on G-Eazy’s “No Limit,” Migos’ MotorSport,” as well as her own debut single “Bodak Yellow” were all sprinkled in the Top 10 of the Hot 100.
First woman to have five simultaneous Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart
The breakout rapper surpassed Beyoncé as the first woman to have five Top 10 singles simultaneously on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. She was previously tied with Beyoncé. As Billboard reports, the feat includes her appearances on Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” and her own single “Bartier Bardi,” along with the usual suspects “Bodak Yellow,” G-Eazy’s “No Limit,” and Migos’ “MotorSport.” Cardi now ties Drake and Kendrick Lamar for the most consecutive top 10s.
Scores second Billboard No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart
With her appearance on Bruno Mars’ “Finesse,” Cardi collects her second chart-topper on the songs chart. The collaboration also seized the top spot of the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales, Streaming Songs, and Airplay Gainer charts.
Album streamed over 100 million times on Apple Music
According to Apple Music, Invasion of Privacy has been streamed more than 100 million times worldwide, doubling the streaming numbers that T-Swift’s_Reputation_album had put on the board.
Most simultaneous titles on the Billboard Hot 100
Invasion of Privacy charts 13 entries on the Hot 100, passing Beyoncé for the most simultaneous titles on the ranking by a solo female.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
REVOLT is continuing its impactful partnership with Walmart by teaming up to showcase Black creatives at HBCUs all-across America. The panel consisted of three experienced, accomplished Black HBCU alumni: Actor and media personality Terrence J, entertainment attorney John T. Rose, and actress and “REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy-Rue McCullough.
Take a look inside the Makers Studio presented by Walmart at REVOLT WORLD, a space where Black creators could hone in on their brand and see it come to life.
The health of a community can often be traced to the health of the environment that surrounds it. In Atlanta, a woman named Dr. Jaqueline Echols has dedicated her life to helping ensure that people in economically underserved communities have clean rivers – for better health and for the joy of outdoor recreational space.
Fly Guy DC taps in with REVOLT WORLD attendees to learn what the Opportunity Center, presented by Walmart, means to them and their futures.
In the season finale of “Bet on Black,” special guest judge Ray J joins as the finalists take the main stage to show they have what it takes to win the $200,000 grand prize; Melissa Butler and Eunique Jones Gibson mentor. Presented by Target.
Walmart supports HBCU students and encourages them to be Black & Unlimited. Fly Guy DC talked to a few at REVOLT WORLD about how being an HBCU student has changed their lives.
In this exclusive interview, DDG opens up about his fashion inspiration, what drew him to girlfriend Halle Bailey, dealing with negative opinions about his relationship, and more. Read up!
Here’s a list of rappers who are named after food. Enjoy — or shall we say, “Bon appetit”?
The artist has remained remarkably consistent in her song lyrics about making money, telling off haters and feeling liberated since her debut.
The next time you’re looking for a caption for your perfectly curated Instagram, there’s a 95 percent chance that Drizzy’s got you!