Cardi B. Source: Getty Images

Cardi B Makes History as 'Bodak Yellow' Is Certified Diamond

The wins keep coming for Cardi B, who has once again made rap history this week. Keep reading to find out more! 

  • Her breakout single 'Bodak Yellow' was released on 2017. 
  • Cardi B is the first female rapper to achieve the RIAA diamond certification 
  • 'Bodak Yellow' brought Cardi her first taste of global fame, earning her two Grammy nominations 
Cardi B singing. Source: Getty Images

Her breakout 2017 single "Bodak Yellow," which propelled her from Love and Hip Hop star to chart-topper, just earned a RIAA diamond certification (10x platinum).

Cardi B is the first female rapper to achieve this certification marking the single selling 10 million copies.  

Cardi B for Bodak Yellow

Cardi posted a video explaining how her label Atlantic Records surprised her with the plaque at a restaurant after a long, exhausting day of rehearsal.

Fans knew almost immediately that it was about the diamond certification, causing Cardi to question how they were so on top of it, and add that she was to overcome with emotion to celebrate more on Twitter.

"I just want to say thank you guys so much because without you guys, it wouldn't have happened"  

In addition to the "Bodak Yellow" news, Cardi's blockbuster 2020 single "WAP" featuring Megan Thee Stallion just made it halfway to RIAA Diamond status, being certified Platinum five times over. 

Cardi B singing. Source: Getty Images

These accolades all fit into the record-breaking run Cardi is on as the female rapper with the most No. 1 singles in Hot 100 history, the first female rapper to have a No. 1 hit in two different decades, and the first female solo artist to win the Grammy for best rap album.

Aren't  you super proud of Cardi? Comment below to congratulate her! 
Source: People and Billboard

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