2018 THE CARDI B TAKEOVER YEAR

What will she do next……….

American Hip Hop rising and shining star Cardi B, is presently living the best time of her life, as she is one of the most sort after and honored Hip Hop artist all around the world, with her name fast becoming a household name and the numerous nominations and awards she has won within the few years she came into limelight.

Cardi B’s grass to grace story, is one that has left a lot of people in awe of how far the former stripper has gone in stardom, since the days of her stripping job and her appearance on VH1’s Love and Hip-hop: New York 2015.

Originally named Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, the 25 year old Afro Latina, stole the heart of music lovers with her single Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)  which she released on 26th of June 2017, which put her on the second spot on the Billboard Hot 100. By September of that same year, she moved up the first position, making her the first female rapper to own the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2018, things spiraled upward quickly after that, as she released her first album “Invasion of privacy”, on the 3rd of April 2018. This album had a total of a 100 million streams on Apple Music in a week, which made the first female artist with the most streamed album in a single week, in the history of Apple Music.  The same album came in as number one in the whole United States of America, also getting a double platinum certification by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

Her fame and success increased with her features on two of the hottest songs of 2018 namely: ‘Finesse Remix’ by Bruno Mars and ‘Girls like you’ by Maroon 5 (which made it to the number one spot on the Hot 100 chart, replacing her single ‘I Like It, which made her the first female rapper to have her songs replace one another at the top spot of the Billboard Radio Songs Chart.

Not to mention her numerous nominations and awards, Cardi B raised the bar by being the most nominated artist at the 2018 American Music Awards. Presently, her total nominations in 2018 is a hundred and six (106), and she has won twenty nine (29) of them.  She also had 12 mentions at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. That’s a lot for someone who is said to have come from ‘nothing’.

It seems everything Baby Girl touches becomes gold, as she is the first female rapper to achieve a lot of feats in the American Music Industry in 2018. She literally had 10 singles on the Billboard Hot R&B Hip Hop Chart at the same, that’s some record breaking if you ask me.

Her performance at the Coachella 2018, crowned it all for us. It is rare to say a female artist perform beautifully and gracefully with such a protruded pregnancy bump. Queen Cardi gave her female colleagues some pregnancy goals with that electrifying performance.

It’s no error saying Queen Cardi is making it rain in the American Music Industry this year. She is here to entertain her fans and foes, and she has come to stay. She has given everyone a spectacular 2018 to remember musically, we can’t wait for what she has in store come 2019.

Brandee Kurvy J

Brandee Kurvy J

Editor-in-Chief

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