Cardi B’s name has been in the headlines since she exploded onto the scene with her smash hit “Bodak Yellow” last year.
It seems like every week, the Bronx-bred rapper breaks some kind of record, making her meteoric rise to fame nothing short of spectacular. Whether you’re a fan of her music or not, there’s no denying her hustle. As she continues her industry takeover, Cardi’s career is at a fever pitch.
Here are some of her most impressive numbers.
1 — Number Of #1 Billboard 200 Albums
After dropping Invasion Of Privacy on April 7, Cardi found herself at the top of the Billboard 200 for the week ending April 14. The project marks Cardi’s major label debut and first official studio album.
102,810 — Number Of Pure Album Sales For Invasion Of Privacy’s First Week
During its first week, Invasion Of Privacy sold more than 102,000 copies, was streamed more than 202 million times and moved around 255,000 total album equivalent units. That made it the second-biggest release of 2018 when it dropped, only behind Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods, which clocked in with 293,000 units on the February 17 chart. It was also the biggest week for a Rap album since Eminem’s Revival,
13 — Number Of Singles By A Solo Female Artist On Hot 100
Cardi currently has over a dozen singles on the Hot 100, including Bruno Mars’ “Finesse,” “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage and the Migos-assisted “Drip.” She beat out Beyoncé, who previously set the record for the most singles on the Hot 100 by a solo female artist. In 2016, Queen Bey had 12 songs on the Hot 100 following the release of Lemonade.
3 — Number Of Consecutive Singles In Hot 100 Top 10 Simultaneously
In January, G-Eazy’s “No Limit” featuring Cardi and A$AP Rocky reached #4, Migos’ “MotorSport” with Cardi and Nicki Minaj landed at #7 and “Bodak Yellow” climbed back up to #10, making her one of three artists to have their first three Hot 100 singles chart in the Top 10 at the same time. The Beatles and Ashanti are the only other two artists to accomplish this feat.
1 — Number Of #1 Singles On Hot 100
The Atlantic Records signee’s one and only #1 single on the Hot 100 is — yep, you guessed it! — “Bodak Yellow.” The track hit the top of the chart last September.
550,000 — Number Of Dollars Her Engagement Ring Cost
Happy Birthday Hubby @offsetyrn i love you so muccchhhh.People see the jewelry and the money ,I see the hard work you put in and how caring you are for others .You take care of family, your kids, gang and friends! You always challenge me to work harder and be better! True King raised by a Queen ?? I loveeee you ,You deserve the world and Me ????❤️❤️❤️
Cardi got engaged to Offset during Philly’s Powerhouse show last October. The Migos rapper got down on one knee in front of thousands of people and placed a massive rock on her finger reportedly worth over $550,000.
1 — Number Of Children
On April 7, Cardi made her first appearance on Saturday Night Live. During her performance, she unveiled her baby bump to the world. The reveal came after months of rumors that she was carrying her first child.
22.8 million — Number Of Instagram Followers
As Cardi’s notoriety increases, so do her social media numbers. At the present moment, she has more than 22 million followers on Instagram and almost 3 million on Twitter.
2 — Number Of Grammy Award Nominations
The future Mrs. Offset was nominated for two Grammy Awards this year — one for Best Rap Song and another for Best Rap Performance. At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in January, she walked away with zero golden gramophones at the end of the night.
25 — Number Of Birthdays
Cardi was born Belcalis Almanzar on October 11, 1992.
538,632,263 — Number Of Current “Bodak Yellow” YouTube Views
As this article is being written, that astronomical number continues to climb at a mind-blowing rate. The video was released last June and features wild animals, Cardi riding a camel, and a bevy of hookahs. It still isn’t anywhere close to the most viewed music video on YouTube. That record goes to Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and his video for “Despacito,” which currently sits at over 5 billion views.
2 — Number Of Seasons On Love & Hip Hop: New York
Cardi was cast for the sixth season of the VH1 reality show and stayed for the seventh until she decided to leave the series to pursue her music career.
2 — Number Of Solo Mixtapes
In 2016, Cardi released her Gangsta Bitch: Volume 1 mixtape and followed up with Gangsta Bitch: Volume 2 in January 2017.
1 — Number Of Sisters
Cardi has a younger sister named Hennessy Carolina (her actual given name). The 22-year-old has been extremely supportive of her older sister since her pregnancy was announced. Shortly after Cardi’s SNL performance, Hennessy wrote on Instagram, “A baby is truly a blessing from god I know how much you always wanted to be a mom! You always been Like a second mom to me so I know u gonna be the best mommy everrrr.”
A baby is truly a blessing from god I know how much you always wanted to be a mom! You always been Like a second mom to me so I know u gonna be the best mommy everrrr. you took care of me like i was ur own daughter I know how much you LOVE babies. Growing up, you would always break me off a piece of your plate without me asking… to our little brother you give him whatever he imagines …. every time I use to see your adorable baby pictures , I use to wish I was older than you just so I wouldve gotten the chance to carry you and give you kisses when you were a baby because you were so cute and adorable! and NOW that ur baby is coming its like it’s coming true! I’m going to be able to hold ur baby and give the baby all the kisses and hugs! your pregnancy is mines we pregnant can’t believe we’re having a baby! hehehehe and to my brother @offsetyrn @iamcardib Auntie hennny aowwwww ??♀️