Cardi B Is The First Solo Female MC To Win Rap Album Of The Year
Rapper Cardi B just became the first solo female MC to win “Best Rap Album Of The Year.” The Bronx, New Yorker’s major label debut Invasion Of Privacy won the category moments ago. It also becomes the Atlantic Records star’s first win overall.
The Grammy’s award for “Best Rap Album” first began in 1996 with Naughty By Nature’s Poverty’s Paradise. Other than Cardi B, Lauryn Hill is the only other female to win a Grammy for the category for her efforts just one year later on The Fugee’s 1996 album, The Score, alongside then band-mates Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel.
Cardi B, entered 2019’s Grammy Awards with seven nominations, including “Record Of The Year” for her single, “I Like It,” “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for her work next to recent Super Bowl LIII act Maroon 5 and their cut, “Girls Like You,” and “Best Rap Performance” for her single, “Be Careful,” produced by Grammy nominee, Boi-1da. Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar wins the award for her efforts on the Bronx artist’s first official, debut album, Invasion of Privacy.
Last year, Cardi became the first woman in Rap to achieve two #1 singles.