Who is Cardi B?
Belcalis Almanzar better known as Cardi B was born in the Bronx on October 11, 1992. She began her hip hop and rap career in 2015. Her music grew in popularity in 2017. She was a cast member on VH1’s reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: New York. She had her original music debut on Shaggy’s remix of “Boom Boom”. Cardi B released her first mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 in March, 2016. In January, 2017 she released her second mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2. Her debut single reach the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. She signed her first label deal with Atlantic Records.
Reaching the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was one of 2017’s most played songs. This song was released by Atlantic Records. She was nominated for BET’s Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist awards. She did not receive those awards, however she did play at the after show.
Where Does Her Nickname Come From?
On the Wendy Williams show, Cardi B was asked where she got her nickname from. She replied that it comes from the distilled beverage Bacardi.
Her influences are Missy Elliot and Tweet. Her two favorite artists are Madonna and Lady Gaga.