Cardi B Breaks Records


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Cardi B

Belcalis Almanzar also known as female rapper, Cardi B, is breaking many records as a female rapper. Cardi B was born October 11, 1992, in The Bronx, New York City. She started off doing her other interests for five years and later became a cast member on the reality series Love and Hip-hop: New York and appeared in many other well-known shows. In 2013, she became popular from some of her videos on mainly Vine and Instagram. Later in 2015, she started her musical debut in some songs with other artists. Finally, in June 2017, Atlantic Records released a debut single called Bodak Yellow. Later in December 2017, she released a debut album with her second single, “Bartier Cardi.” She has already earned nine nominations for 2017’s BET Hip Hop Awards. Additionally, she is breaking records and taking No.1 in many of the charts.

Cardi B became the first woman to have five top 10 singles on the Hot R&B and Hip-Hop songs. She was tied with Beyonce with four singles on the chart before and has passed Beyonce on the charts now with five singles.

On October 7, she moved to the No.1 spot on the Hot 100 chart with her most popular single, Bodak Yellow. In 1998, Lauryn Hill made it to the No.1 spot on the Hot 100 chart with her song “Doo Wop (That Thing).” She broke almost a 20-year-old record for being the first female rapper to move to the top spot on the Hot 100 chart.

One of her most popular singles, Bodak Yellow, has been making a huge impact on Cardi B’s career and it was awarded triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Also, she is not only the first female soloist to make it on No.1 on the Hot 100 chart, but the first female soloist to be unaccompanied by another artist to make it to the top spot on the charts. The last time this happened was since Meghan Trainor’s single, “All About That Bass.” Cardi B came out with many other singles making the top 10 chart. She was featured in G-Eazy’s “No Limit” and came out with the collaboration with Migos and Nicki Minaj called “Motorsport.” Cardi B has broken many records as a female rapper and is still rising to the top spots on many charts.