Cardi B Debuts at No. 1 With 'Invasion of Privacy'

Monday, 16 Apr, 2018

In terms of the success of her debut LP, Cardi B becomes the fifth female rapper to top the Billboard 200 albums chart, following Nicki Minaj, Eve, Foxy Brown and Lauryn Hill, according to Billboard.

Sources say that Cardi already had about 16 backup dancers with her before the new crew came around, but when these almost two-dozen more dancers became available, she apparently liked the idea of an even bigger act and chose to sign a few of 'em up! The Bronx rapper's debut album has launched with 255,000 equivalent album units, making it the second-biggest opening for an album in 2018, trailing only Justin Timberlake's Man Of The Woods (293,000).

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. Invasion Of Privacy has earned the second-biggest streaming week for an album this year, trailing only Migos' 24-track Culture II.

Can't wait to see how the backup dancers factor in - and how everything else will go for Cardi's Coachella extravaganza on Sunday night!

With the positioning of her debut album, Cardi reaches some Billboard milestones and joins elite company.