Cardi B Sets Apple Music Record For Most 1st-Week Streams By A Female Artist
Cardi B just broke another record.
Cardi B‘s debut album, Invasion of Privacy has garnered 100 million streams on Apple Music since its release last week, breaking the platform’s record for most first-week plays earned by a female artist, the platform announced Friday. On top of that, it’s also Apple Music’s fifth most streamed album of all time.
By mid-week, the Bronx rapper had already doubled previous record holder Taylor Swift‘s streaming record, but this isn’t the first time Cardi dethroned the pop singer. In September, her single “Bodak Yellow” knocked Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” off Billboard top spot, becoming the No. 1 song in the country.
Additionally, her collaboration with Latin artists Bad Bunny and J. Balvin, “I Like It,” is the no. 1 most streamed song off the album worldwide.
“Bodak Yellow” is the second song by an unaccompanied female rapper to ever top the Billboard Hot 100, alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill’s 1998 track, “Doo Wop (That Thing).”
Cardi B is also the first black female rapper to appear on a no. 1 hit since Lil’ Kim collaborated with Pink, Mya, and Christina Aguilera on the 2001 track, “Lady Marmalade.”