Final summer season, with her ubiquitous hit “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B grew to become the first feminine rapper since Lauryn Hill in 1998 to be successful in No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart with a fully solo release — that’s, without a “characteristic” look by one other artist (snarl, a male rapper).
Now, Cardi B has pulled off a identical feat on the album chart, as her “Invasion of Privacy” (KSR/Atlantic) opens at No. 1 with the same of 255,000 album gross sales in the united states, in step with Nielsen. As Billboard illustrious, she is ideally kindly the fifth feminine rapper in historic past to high the chart, after Nicki Minaj, Eve, Foxy Brown and Ms. Hill.
“Invasion of Privacy” also had the ideally kindly streaming week ever for a female artist, with 202.6 million streams of tracks from the album, beating Beyoncé, who logged a hundred and fifteen million for “Lemonade” two years ago. As properly as to the streams, “Invasion of Privacy” had 103,000 gross sales as a total album, on formats devour CD and download.
Also this week, Thirty Seconds to Mars, the rock band that contains the actor Jared Leto, opened at No. 2 with “The USA,” and the Weeknd’s peaceful EP “My Dear Miserable,” which started at No. 1 final week, fell to No. Three. The soundtrack to “The Worthwhile Showman” is in fourth put apart, and XXXTentacion’s “?” is No. 5.