Cardi B’s 2018 continues to be one full of huge career milestones. The New York rapper released her debut album Invasion of Privacy on April 6 and debuted at number one thanks to her breakout single “Bodak Yellow.” With the entire album now on the charts, Cardi B has just broken two Guinness World Records, including most simultaneous Billboard Hot 100 entries by a female and most simultaneous Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 entries by a female.
The record was previously held by none other than Beyoncé, with Queen Bey’s 12 tracks from 2016’s Lemonade also charting at the same time. Cardi is now ahead thanks to her album featuring 13 tracks. We blame Jay Z. Maybe if he had cheated later/sooner, Beyoncé would have included one more song on Lemonade and the women would be tied.
Beyoncé still holds some seriously impressive records, including being the most nominated woman in Grammy history (she’s won 22 awards). She’s also the most awarded musician in MTV Video Music Awards history with 24 wins, and in 2014 she became the highest paid black musician in history.
Of course, there’s more than enough room in the music industry for both women to continue shining, so no competition here. Beyoncé and Cardi B both earned huge praise for their performances at last weekend’s opening three days of Coachella, with Cardi B six months pregnant and still twerking her way through her high energy set. As for Beyoncé, well, we all know how Beyoncé slayed Coachella, but here’s a refresher.
The two musicians had their first meeting back in September, with Cardi B gushing like any member of the Beyhive over meeting Queen Bey.
Cardi B has been breaking records and picking up more than a few fans of her own on her way to the top of the charts. Earlier this month, Cardi B was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and a few days later became the first person to co-host The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
The rapper recently earned praise from Senator Bernie Sanders, who applauded Cardi for her comments in a recent GQ interview about the importance of social security for elderly Americans. Dignity for all, okurrr?
Cardi B is right. If we are really going to make America great we need to strengthen Social Security so that seniors are able to retire with the dignity they deserve. https://t.co/B8cOkoOdLc
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 18, 2018