Sunday, April 14, 2024

Number 1 with A Bullet: Cardi B Takes the Top of the Chart with 250K Debut for “Invasion of Privacy”


It’s Cardi B’s world right now and we just live in it.

The stripper turned rap star with a heart of gold has finished the week at number 1 on the charts with her debut album.

“Invasion of Privacy” sold 254,00 copies according to BuzzAngle and More than half of the sales came from streaming. Cardi B ‘s CDs plus digital downloading came to 105K.

Born as Belcalis Almanzar, the performer can attribute her success this week to a lot of things including co-hosting with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show. Fallon has proven to be a good venue for music sales.

She also appeared on “Saturday Night Live” the day after her release last week and revealed that she is quite pregnant. The total PR package worked like a charm.

IN addition to the number 1 spot on Album Sales, all of Cardi B’s singles are on the top 30 streaming songs chart. Her album is currently number 3 on iTunes. On the singles chart, however, she’s been usurped by her predecessor in rap royalty, Nicki Minaj.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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