Cardi B can add “#1 album” to her growing list of accomplishments.
The rapper’s debut effort Invasion of Privacy met expectations and topped the Billboard 200 chart in the week ending April 15, but also managed to break records in the process.
Cardi B’s album sold 235,000 copies in the first week with a record-breaking 135,000 copies by way of streaming equivalent albums, outpacing Beyonce’s Lemonade for most album streams for a female artist in one week.
But that is not the only record Cardi snatched from Beyonce. The “I Like It” hip-hop artist set new records for most simultaneous Billboard Hot 100 entries by a female and most simultaneous Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 entries by a female with 13 songs. Beyonce’s previous lead record was 12.
With this chart-topping album, the “Drip” rapper joins an exclusive list of female hip-hop artists to hold the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart: Nicki Minaj, Eve, Foxy Brown and Lauryn Hill.
The only album to sell more copies in its first week of 2018 is Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods.
Thirty Seconds to Mars’ America debuts at #2, while The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy, dropped from #1 to #3.
The Greatest Showman soundtrack stays strong in fourth and XXXTentacion’s “?” rounds out the top 5.