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Posted: February 11, 2019

Cardi B becomes first solo female artist to win Best Rap Album at Grammys

By Derek Lawrence

Entertainment Weekly


Cardi B made history on Sunday night, becoming the first solo female artist to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys. With the victory for Invasion of Privacy, the 26-year-old rapper joined Lauryn Hill as the only female winner in the award’s 23-year history. Hill won in 1997 as a member of The Fugees.

Cardi, one of EW’s Entertainers of the Year in 2018, was overwhelmed with emotions upon taking the stage, joking, “The nerves are so bad. Maybe I should start smoking weed.”

The first Grammy win of her young career was just the latest big moment of the night for the rapper. On the Grammys red carpet, she made her reconciliation with husband Offset official (only further amplified by him holding her hand during the acceptance speech). She also performed a fiery rendition of her hit song “Money” earlier in the broadcast.

Check out the complete list of winners at the 2019 Grammy Awards.