Cardi B is making Spotify history. Her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, is now the most-streamed album by a female rap artist, according to Chart Data.
The Twitter account revealed Bardi’s streaming feat on Sunday (Dec. 29), writing that her album “has now surpassed 2.8 billion streams on Spotify.”
“It’s the most streamed female rap album in the platform’s history,” the tweet continued.
.@iamcardib's 'Invasion of Privacy' has now surpassed 2.8 billion streams on Spotify.— chart data (@chartdata) December 29, 2019
It's the most streamed female rap album in the platform's history.
The album’s high numbers are led by the Bad Bunny and J Balvin-assisted track, “I Like It,” which has racked up over 975 million streams alone—and counting.
The news builds even more anticipate for Cardi’s forthcoming sophomore album. Earlier this year, the Bronx-bred rapper caught some heat after she said her success has opened doors for other female rappers.
“I feel like, after me, I’ll say that it’s kinda easier for a lot of these female artists. Like before me, there was no female rapper that was signed to a label, well, you know the ones that had already been established. Nobody was signing them,” she said during an interview with “Rap Radar.”
“And now, everybody’s just signing them if you could rap and you got a couple of followers because nobody want to miss the opportunity,” she continued. “Like, a lot of labels missed the opportunity with me because I went to a couple of motherf**kers and they said, ‘No, no, no, no.’”
Some Twitter users went on the offensive after the interview, asserting that Cardi’s career hasn’t ‘paved’ the way for other female rappers. Cardi responded by clarifying her original statement.
“I didn’t say I pave the way for female rappers but I deff gave the hood and women hope,” she wrote on Twitter. “Nikkas wasn’t collabing with females rappers. Labels where signing female rappers and putting them in a shelf and not focusing on them. Not giving them proper attention.”
Not much is known about her upcoming album, except for the fact that she—jokingly—titled it Tiger Woods.