Cardi B is an American rapper and reality Tv personality who gained notoriety with her viral social media posts at the start of her career. Know more about the rapper

Cardi B is an American reality Tv personality and rapper who gained popularity with her viral social media posts. At the beginning of her career, she posted videos on Instagram and video-sharing app Vine. She appeared in the VH1 reality television series “Love & Hip Hop: New York” and got recognition. “Bodak Yellow” and “Taki Taki” (2018) with DJ Snake are popular and the best of her works. Scroll to know more about the 27-year-old diva

Early life of Cardi B

She was born in Manhattan and her birth name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar. She was raised in The Bronx, New York City, by a Dominican father and Trinidadian mother. The 27-year-old Cardi B has seven siblings and her sister Henessy Carolina is the most popular among them. Cardi B had shown great love for music at an early age, which took her to the Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology. She started stripping at the age of 19, which she regarded as a safeguard from a lot of things. She once said that when she started stripping, she went back to school. To earn a degree, she enrolled in the Borough of Manhattan Community College. But she couldn’t complete the degree and dropped out. 

An interesting fact 

Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar has the stage name Cardi b which is derived from Bacardi, a rum brand. The name of the brand was her former nickname as well. In 2013, Cardi B caught the eye of millions with her viral social media posts. She remained connected to her fans via video-sharing app Vine and her Instagram page.

The Kick Start of the Career

It has already been mentioned in the opening paragraph that Cardi B started her career from the VH1 reality television series “Love & Hip Hop: New York”. It was the sixth season of the show and she remained attached to the show for two seasons. The show gave a huge fan following her. But after completing two seasons, Cardi B announced to leave the show. 

Music Career

During her appearance at the aforementioned show, she launched her musical debut in November 2015. Shaggy’s remix of his single “Boom Boom” was the first to feature Cardi B. It gave her the much-needed spark and she released her music debut “Cheap Ass Weave,” in December the same year. The first lengthier project of Cardi B was the mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1”. The success of the mixtape made fans curious about Cardi B net worth on the one side and paved the way for the second volume on the other.

The major breakthrough of her career came in February 2017. She signed a recording contract with the famous record label Atlantic Records. Owing to the success of the first volume, Cardi B launched “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2” in 2017. It had won her nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2017 BET Awards. Though she did not win any award at that time, she did perform at the BET Awards Afterparty show. 

In June 2017, Cardi B released her commercial debut single “Bodak Yellow” with Atlantic Records. To make the single successful, she promoted it at “The Wendy Williams Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The commercial single won her nominations for or Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 60th Grammy Awards. This time she managed to win the Single of the Year at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Cardi B became the first female artist to chart 13 entries simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 which is a jewel in her crown. 

Sum Up

Cardi B is one of the best American rappers who started her career by appearing in a reality Tv show. With a very limited period of time, she has won great recognition. Her best musical works are “Taki Taki” (2018) with DJ Snake, “No Limit” (2017) with G-Eazy, “MotorSport” (2017) with Migos and Nicki Minaj, and “Girls Like You” (2018) with Maroon 5.