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Cardi B (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) is an American rapper and actress born in 1992 in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx, New York City. After growing a sizeable following on Instagram while working at a New York strip club, she appeared as a regular cast member on the reality show Love & Hip Hop, proving popular for her unapologetic embrace of female sexuality and her straight-up attitude. In 2016, she released her debut mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol 1, followed by Vol 2 in 2017.

Cardi released her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, in 2018. Singles included “Bodak Yellow”, which made her the first solo female rapper to top the charts since Lauryn Hill in 1998. The album debuted at number one in the US, officially becoming the most-streamed rap album by a female artist of all time in 2019, when Cardi also made history as the first solo female artist to win best rap album at the Grammys. Shortly after the release of Invasion of Privacy, Cardi announced that she was having a child with her husband, Migos’s Offset, and gave birth to her daughter, Kulture, in July 2018.

In 2019, Cardi appeared alongside Chance the Rapper as a judge on Netflix’s hip hop talent show Rhythm + Flow. She also scored her first feature-length film role, in Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers (also starring Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo and Constance Wu).

Shortly after quarantine began in 2020, Cardi released the impromptu (and very timely) track “Coronavirus”, with proceeds going toward pandemic relief. A viral (and very NSFW) single followed in August, titled “WAP” and featuring Megan Thee Stallion. The track stirred up a lot of outrage and unwanted analysis, but Cardi is no stranger to controversy (see: that time she threw her shoe at Nicki Minaj amid their ongoing rivalry). On the other hand, Cardi has long been politically active, interviewingBernie Sanders during his 2020 presidential campaign and even suggesting that she herself wants to run for Congress in the future.

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