CARDI B’s

‘INVASION OF PRIVACY’

Debuts at #1 On Billboard 200 Chart

Breaking Streaming Records

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Atlantic Records recording artist Cardi B is continuing to break records and make history with her blockbuster debut album, Invasion of Privacy, available now at all DSPs. Debuting on the Australian iTunes charts at #1 and the ARIA charts at #6, the album also made an extraordinary U.S. chart debut atop the Billboard 200, entering at #1; making it the top Billboard 200 debut for a female this year as well as 2018’s second biggest chart debut thus far. Cardi B has become the fifth female rapper to top the Billboard 200 albums chart. 

Furthermore, Invasion Of Privacy is a digital and streaming phenomenon, earning the largest ever first week streaming total for an artist’s debut album as well as the largest first week streaming total for any female artist ever. The acclaimed album, which logged the most first week streams for a female artist in Apple Music history, will enter the record books at the 5th largest streaming debut of all time. Invasion Of Privacy also nabs the second-largest streaming week for an album in 2018.

Invasion Of Privacy – which includes the ARIA Platinum certified single Bodak Yellow, alongside Bartier Cardi (featuring 21 Savage) alongside new favourites like Be Careful and I Like It (featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin), and a spectacular line-up of featured appearances from Chance The Rapper, SZA, Kehlani, Migos, and YG – has drawn critical acclaim around the world to match its remarkable popular success.

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This week, the 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated superstar will appear as a guest on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This follows a pair of high profile TV performances, with Cardi B first joining host Chadwick Boseman as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, followed by an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she served as both musical guest and the first-ever co-host in show history. In addition, last week saw MTV present a special Total Request Live Party with Cardi, highlighted by a top 10 countdown of her greatest career moments thus far. 

This month, Cardi B embarks on a series of hugely anticipated live concert performances, including two weekends at the internationally renowned Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Cardi B’s debut Coachella set featured live performances from her many album collaborators, including Chance the Rapper, YG, Kehlani and 21 Savage. G-Eazy also joined her on stage for a performance of his track No Limit. This weekend’s Coachella performance can be streamed live via the official Coachella website.

Last week also saw the premiere of the long-awaited companion visual accompanying the U.S. Platinum certified smash, Bartier Cardi (Feat. 21 Savage). Directed by famed artist Petra Collins, the video premiered during a highly rated episode of VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and has since drawn over 9 million views at Cardi B’s official YouTube channel.

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Cardi B is currently featured on the April cover of Cosmopolitan after several recent cover appearances that include Rolling StoneThe New York Times Magazinei-D Magazine, and CR Fashion Book to name but a few.  Cardi B made history last year with the release of her breakout hit Bodak Yellow. The now 5x U.S. Platinum smash hit spent three historic weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 – the first solo #1 by a female hip-hop artist in nearly two decades.  

Undoubtedly 2017’s greatest hip-hop phenomenon, Cardi B’s massive feature versus on G-Eazy’s No Limit (Ft. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B) and MotorSport by Migos, Nicki Minaj joined Bodak Yellow at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100, making Cardi the first female rapper to land her first three entries in the chat’s top 10. As if that were not enough, with the release of Bartier Cardi and Bruno Mars’ ARIA Platinum certified single Finesse (Remix) [Feat. Cardi B], Cardi B made history yet again, surpassing Beyoncé as the first woman to have five top 10 singles simultaneously on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Cardi B has received a stunning series of top honours, among them two GRAMMY® nods (for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song), two iHeart Radio Music Awardstwo BET Awards nominations (for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip Hop Artist), a Soul Train Music Award, and five 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.

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“Lavishly emotional, intimately personal, wildly funny” – Rolling Stone  

“Still, there’s no question whose album this is. Funny, fierce, foul-mouthed and in-your-face, Invasion of Privacy is one of the most powerful debuts of this millennium” – Variety

“The 25-year-old’s debut album shows off her hard work, versatility and ambition, mixing quick-jab rhymes with the enthusiasm and charm that have made her a star” – The New York Times

“Cardi B’s remarkable debut places her, without a doubt, in the pantheon of great rappers. It is both brazen and vulnerable, filled with wild amounts of personality, style, and craft.” – Pitchfork

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AMNPLIFY – MJ