Cardi B Sets Apple Music Record For Most Streamed Album by Female Artist in One Week
It's Cardi B's world, we're all just streaming it. Apple announced on Friday (Apr. 13) that Cardi's debut album, Invasion of Privacy, set a new Apple Music record for the most streamed album by a female artist in a single week. According to Apple's figures, Privacy racked up more than 100 million streams worldwide shattering the previous record.
In fact, by mid-week the streams of Privacy had already more than doubled those of Taylor Swift's Reputation, which previously held the record; Reputation was not available for streaming until three weeks after its release. Currently, Cardi's album holds the No. 5 spot on Apple Music's worldwide chart of most streamed albums ever, leaping over Ed Sheeran's Divide and The Weeknd's Starboy. As if that wasn't enough, her collab with Latin powerhouses Bad Bunny and J. Balvin, "I Like It," is the No. 1 most streamed song off the album worldwide.
The numbers overall for Cardi are off the charts, with Privacy racking up more than 2.6 million tweets since its release and the rapper amassing more than 3 million followers, 85% of which she's picked up in the past year. As if all that wasn't enough, the mom-to-be is gearing up for her first visit to the Coachella festival after revealing that she'll be banking $70,000 for her performance at the Indio, California, festival, which sounds like a lot, but isn't really, since she also noted that her stage production will set her back nearly $300,000.
Watch her talk about playing the festival below.