Cardi Bâ€™s new album â€œInvasion of Privacyâ€ has shattered Apple Musicâ€™s record for most-streamed album by a female artist in its first week.
By mid-week, streams for â€œInvasion of Privacyâ€ had already more than doubled those of the previous record-holder, Taylor Swiftâ€™s â€œReputation.â€
â€œInvasion of Privacyâ€ currently holds the #5 spot on Apple Musicâ€™s worldwide chart of most streamed albums ever, topping Ed Sheeranâ€™s â€œDivideâ€ and The Weekndâ€™s â€œStarboy.â€
The album looks like a shoo-in for the No. 1 spot on next weekâ€™s albums chart, which would make Cardi just the fifth female rapper to top the Billboard 200, along with Nicki Minaj (twice), Eve, Foxy Brown and of course Lauryn Hill.
Cardi, who confirmed that sheâ€™s pregnant with a reveal on â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ last weekend (Migos rapper Offset is her fiance), will perform at Californiaâ€™s Coachella festival this weekend and next, and has a bounty of concert dates stretching into October, several of which seem likely to be postponed or cancelled (her due date is estimated as July). She launches a seven-week tour with Bruno Mars, on whose remix of â€œFinesseâ€ she guested and performed with him on the Grammy Awards, on Sept. 7 in Denver.