Cardi B Shatters Taylor Swift’s Apple Music Record
According to Variety, Cardi's debut album, Invasion of Privacy, racked up over 100 million worldwide streams in its first week, usurping Swift's Reputation as Apple Music's most-streamed album by a female artist.
The LP is currently sitting at No. 5 on the company's worldwide chart for most streamed albums to date, surpassing both Ed Sheeran's Divide and The Weeknd's Starboy. It's also expected to hit No. 1 on the albums chart next week, which will make Cardi just the fifth female rapper to ever top the Billboard 200, following Nicki Minaj — who did so twice — Eve, Foxy Brown, and Lauryn Hill.
Cardi's milestone marks the second time she's broken a Swift record. When her breakout single, "Bodak Yellow," dethroned "Look What You Made Me Do" from the Billboard Hot 100's No. 1 spot in September, Swift sent her flowers.
“I really like that song, but it do make me feel good because Taylor Swift is freaking Taylor Swift," Cardi later told Billboard of the achievement. "[Being on top] is what she’s known for, and it felt like I was doing it for the culture.”
Cardi is set to perform at Coachella this weekend and next. She has a number of concerts planned through July, though some may be canceled due to her recently announced pregnancy (her due date is estimated to be July). In September, she'll kick off a seven-week tour with Bruno Mars.