Cardi B’s debut album ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ undeniably serves as one of the year’s most eagerly waited arrivals.
Ushered in by smash hit ‘Bodak Yellow,’ the LP’s release represented more than an “album debut.” For many, it was the christening of a queen.
Cardi, real name Belcalis Almanzar, has seen her unparalleled momentum powered by on her own jams as well as smash collaborations including ‘Finesse’ with Bruno Mars and ‘No Limit’ with G-Eazy.
Paired with her potent penetration of social media, it’s made for the perfect swirl of anticipation heading into the project’s release window.
Now the final tally has been counted. So, where did Cardi land? Find out below…
According to Hits Daily Double, Cardi numbers are:
[Sales Plus Streaming]
The figures will see Cardi easily secure the #1 spot on this week’s Billboard 200.
What’s more, ‘Privacy’ now earns the honor of having largest first-week streams for any debut album yet. The set also boasts the most first-week streams (and most single-week streams) ever by a female artist.
Furthermore, by shattering the 100k mark in retail sales (despite only being available digitally), she more than doubles the 40k glass-ceiling that countless Rap releases have failed to power past in recent times.
With three videos shot and an in-store arrival of ‘Privacy’ still to come, the pregnant femcee looks set for more success in the weeks and months to come.