You know who she is, right?
She’s Cardi B.
Her breakout hit and debut single “Bodak Yellow” has retained the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 for the third week in row, making the Bronx native’s ditty the longest running No. 1 by a solo woman rapper ever, Billboard reports. EVER.
The song surpassed Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” which held the top spot for two weeks in 1998, the site says.
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For three weeks, Bodak has held its spot and Billboard calls it “a milestone.”
Not too shabby: Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, is the first female rapper to reach that milestone as a solo artist since since Lauryn Hill in 1998.
She also released a Spanish-language version of her single soon after.
So yeah. The Dominican-Trinidadian hip hopper is hot stuff.
Hot enough to warrant a New York Times article, a spot in Paper magazine and an feature in The New Yorker.
“The phenomenon of Cardi B is just that: an anomaly in the culture rather than a confirmation of it. She threatens the rules,” says the story by Doreen St. Félix. “Gloating young male rappers like Black and xxxTentacion are currently scaling the heights of Internet-based popularity while being openly abusive to women; Cardi B is open about the abusive relationships she has endured, and what she has had to do to get out of them.”
Miley Cyrus even covered her hit on “The Tonight Show.”
Unclear if Cyrus knows what the title means, but it’s a riff on the name of Florida rapper Kodak Black, whose song “No Flockin” is said to have inspired Cardi B’s hypnotic rhymes.
Now the 24 year old wunderkind,who inked a lucrative deal with Atlantic Records back in February, is coming to Miami Beach.
The outspoken “Cheap Ass Weave” singer will be attending the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.
The music industry newbie will join fellow nominees along with Miami’s DJ Khaled, who hosts.
Taping was held over the weekend at The Fillmore Miami Beach and premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday.