Cardi B Grammy Win: Historic Night for Latina Superstar
When the Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album were released, music fans knew the battle would be tough. With big names like Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle, Travis Scott and Pusha T all in the running, it was Cardi B who walked home with the gold for her album, Invasion of Privacy.
In some respects, Invasion of Privacy‘s win is hardly a surprise. The record has seen widespread critical and commercial acclaim, producing several smash hit singles like “I Like It.” The album’s lead single, “Bodak Yellow” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart upon release, becoming certified as septuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Other singles like “Money,” “Ring,” and “Be Careful” also saw chart success, qualifying for certifications with the RIAA. But perhaps it’s “I Like It” that sealed the deal for Cardi B’s success, topping the charts and making Cardi B the first female rapper with multiple number one singles in the charting history.
Invasion of Privacy also made Cardi B the first female artist to have all tracks from an album certified gold or higher by the RIAA. Both Time and Rolling Stone declared the album as number 1 for the year due to Cardi’s lyricism and musical adventurism. As a rap album, it’s intensely unique, teetering along the border of several other genres. Although Invasion is primarily a hip-hop record, Cardi also toys with themes from trap, Latin music, and R&B.
Cardi B’s Grammy win is almost poetic; she was the only female artist nominated for Best Rap Album and she walked away as the first female rapper to win the category of Best Rap Album. Her win is historic and following the ceremony, several hip-hop legends like Missy Elliot and Lil’ Kim took to social media to congratulate her. It looks like this is only the beginning for Cardi B and I for one, can’t wait to see what else she has in store.
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