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Posted: April 16, 2018

Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ is No. 1 Billboard 200 album

Cardi B's debut studio album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella/Getty Images for Coachella
Cardi B's debut studio album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Cardi B has become the fifth female rapper to have a No. 1 record on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

The rapper’s debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy,” debuted at No. 1 and is the biggest selling album for an R&B or hip-hop album this year. According to Nielsen Music, the release has sold 255,000 equivalent album units.

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Forbes reported that, due to a technicality, the album was eligible to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling 500,000 units. Cardi’s debut major label single, “Bodak Yellow,” has been certified 5-times platinum by the RIAA, selling 5 million copies. Ten track units is equal to one album sale, which works out to 500,000 album units.

Cardi B joins the company of Nicki Minaj, Eve, Foxy Brown and Lauryn Hill who have all had a No. 1 Billboard 200 album. 


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