Belcalis Marlenis Almanazar born on October 11, 1992 is known all over the world as Cardi B. she is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Her career kicked off in November 2105 when she made her musical debut on Shaggy’s remix to his “Boom Boom”. She denuted on a music video on December 15, 2015 with a song titled Cheap Ass Weave. In March 2016, Cardi B released a mixtape titled Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol 1. In November that same year, Cardi B was featured on the digital cover of Vibe Magazine’s “Viva” issue. On 20th January, 2017, Cardi B released her second mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol 2. In February, 2017, she signed her very first major record deal with Atlantic Records. Later that month, she was the opening act for the East Coast Hip Hop Group the Lox’s Filthy America along with New York based rappers Remy Ma and Lil Kim.
In May 2017, Cardi B was named among the nominees in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the 2017 BET Awards. She lost out on both awards as the awards were scooped by Chance the Rapper, and Remy Ma but she performed at the Afterparty show. In June 2017, it was revealed to the general public that Cardi B would grace the cover of The Fader’s magazine, July/August 2017 issue. On August 19, 2017, she performed at MoMA PS1 in front of crowd of 4000 people. in June 2016, Cardi B’s commercial debut single titled Bodak Yellow by Atlantic Records via digital distribution. The song made it way on to the Billboard Hot 100 chart and eventually topped the chart and with that Cardi B became the first female rapper to achieve such a feat with a solo single since Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing) in 1998. The song also continued to top the chart for three consecutive weeks and made her along with Taylor Swift (Look What You Made Me Do) the longest female who held down that spot. Bodak Yellow won Cardi B two nominations for the 60th edition of the Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Rap Performance and Best Song respectively. She became the female rapper to get three entries in the top 10 of the Hot 100 following her collaborations “No Limit” and “Motorsport”. She also became the first female artist to achieve the same feat on the Hot R&B/ Hip Hop Songs Chart.
2018 has continued Cardi B good streak in her career as she was featured on Bruno Mars’ remix of Finesse, and she also appeared in the retro inspired video for the song. Cardi B would later make more history in January 18, 2018 as she became the first woman to have 10 singles on the Billboard Hot R&B/ Hip Hop chart at the same time. Her debut studio album was released on April, 2018. The album tilted Invasion of Privacy has been well received by music lover across the world.