From Vine to dominant throughout the rap scene, Cardi B’s debut studio album in 2018, “Invasion of Privacy” is now Spotify’s most popular album in history, with over 2.8 billion streams.
Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, made her debut on Atlantic Records in the summer of 2017 with “Bodak Yellow”, a snippet of Kodak Black’s “No Flocking”. From that moment on there was no doubt that it was the next big thing in rap music.
The track, which later became her own single from her studio debut album Invasion of Privacy, dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three consecutive weeks, making the fifth rapper woman to ever do so. Now, no more than three years later, Cardi B has become one of the most important artists of the decade.
Appearances and influences have always been Cardi B.’s strong suits. Before launching her music career, even before appearing on the VH1 Love & Hip-Hop TV show: New York, Cardi B brought audiences together through social media platforms such as Vine and Instagram.
Her candid, unassuming personality with the Bronx gave her a sense of proportion and a sense of proportion that was attributed to her rapid rise to the top.
When it came out, it was clear that the bold and the tone of reality was well translated into music. Her combination of having a strong understanding of what social media work, together with the audience she had already built and her natural aggressive rap flow, was a cocktail for success.
Just one and a half years after its release, Invasion of Privacy broke records that traditionally made artists with much larger albums, industry support and audiences, years to break. The 13-track album, which combines the influences of rap, trap and Latin music, had all the tracks that were rated gold or higher by the RIAA.
Not only does this make Cardi B the first woman to do it, but it also makes Invasion of Privacy only the third album to do so in the digital age. The 27-year-old rapper never won a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
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Cardi B’s influence transcends music. It seems that everything she does becomes a news story or an ongoing topic in the social media. Looking at Social Blade’s details, Cardi B has gained 2 million followers on Instagram in the last 30 days alone.
On average, its growth every month is just 1 million. From strict tourist programs, top nightlife lodges like KAOS to Las Vegas, brand endorsements such as Pepsi and Fashion Nova to cinematic features like Hustlers, Cardi B is one of the best know-how to exploit. pop culture and sustainability.
According to a live Instagram feed in October, Cardi B is releasing her second album Tiger Woods in 2020.