Back in 2018, Invasion of Privacy earned 202.6 million on-demand audio streams in its first week.
Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy is now the longest-charting debut album by a female rapper in Billboard 200 history.
According to Chart Data, the album has spent 92 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, every week since its release on April 6, 2018 it has had a spot on the chart. This ranking was previously held by Lauryn Hill’s 1998 release The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
.@iamcardib‘s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ is now the longest charting debut album by a female rapper in Billboard 200 history outright, surpassing ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ (92 weeks).
— chart data (@chartdata) January 13, 2020
Back in April of 2018, Cardi’s highly anticipated album had the second-biggest debut of the year, reports Complex. Invasion of Privacy would also go on to earn 202.6 million on-demand audio streams in its first week. In September it became 2018’s third biggest-selling hip-hop album following Drake’s Scorpion and Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys.
According to Forbes, Cardi’s No. 1 singles “Bodak Yellow,” “I Like It” have contributed to the album’s longevity. The Top 20 tracks “Bartier Cardi” and “Be Careful” have also assisted with maintaining the relevance of the album. At the 2019 Grammy Awards, Invasion of Privacy took home the award for Best Rap Album making her the first solo woman to win in this category.
At the moment, Cardi is reportedly working on her second album, she has even joked about it being called Tiger Woods. When speaking about this release in an interview, she shared, “I feel like things have changed. It’s more like a twerk sound going on right now. It’s just like, ‘Should I just do my music around that?’ But I cannot just go with what’s hot. I still gotta go with what I want to do.”
2020 might be the year she drops her next release, in the previously mentioned interview she shared that she hopes to make that happen. “My plan is to take a couple of months working on my album. And right after I finish my album, I’m going to rehearse for a tour. I’m already working on a tour deal. Point is that everything is going good.”
Robyn Mowatt is a staff writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind @robyn_mowatt.