Cardi B started her career with VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York back in 2015. In the next few years, she quickly went on to become one of the most celebrated female rappers in the business.

With a fair share of eye-catching things here and there, Cardi really knows how to capture the attention of fans through both music and her enigmatic personality. As a constant record breaking machine, she has become the first one in line to do something that no woman artist has ever done before.

On 9th March, which is today, Cardi B has become to first female artist to ever have a diamond certified single, specifically “Bodak Yellow.” The diamond-certification means that the single has sold a baffling 10 millions units, alone in the U.S.

By selling 10 million units, it also includes the song being purchased and streamed, which became recognized after the streaming of music became one of the standards in musical consumption a few years back.

RIAA, namely Recording Industry Association of America, is the music industry company responsible for certifying songs, EPs and albums based on how much they’ve sold with the ratings of silver, gold, platinum, multi-platinum, and in truly rare instances such as this one, diamond.

“Bodak Yellow” came out in 2017, and took a few weeks to reach atop the Billboard Top 10, making history in the process of making the then-newbie Cardi a lot of deserved fame & money.

She has had three Billboard No. 1 songs other than Bodak, which are “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5 & “WAP” alongside Megan Thee Stallion, another female rapper who is one of the biggest names in the industry. Cardi has also become the first female artist with the most Billboard Top 100 No. 1 charters.

Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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