Loso went to Instagram Thursday (April 12) to celebrate Cardi’s new LP’s early success and encourage her not to change.
— SOHH (@sohh) April 12, 2018
Last week, West Coast rapper Game spoke on the importance of Cardi experiencing success with her debut.
— SOHH (@sohh) April 6, 2018
According to reports, Cardi’s new album has already reached gold status despite dropping just Friday.
Congratulations are in order for Cardi B, whose debut album, Invasion of Privacy, dropped minutes ago and is already eligible for a Gold certification. The Bronx-born rapper can attribute this figure to the massive success of her debut Atlantic Records single, “Bodak Yellow,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 last September and is certified 5x Multi-Platinum (5 million units) by the RIAA. As Chart Data recently noted, 10 track units equal one album sale, which means Invasion of Privacy has moved 500,000 units on the strength of “Bodak Yellow” alone, enough to earn a Gold certification. (Forbes)
Based on initial estimates, Cardi will have no competition securing a chart-topping debut album.
Let’s take a look at a range of new releases, from Cardi B and Lil Xan to Jesus. Cardi’s Privacy is dominating the Apple Music chart just now, with seven of the top eight tracks and nine of the Top 11. She also has the #1 album and the #2 track (behind Drake’s new “Nice for What”) at iTunes, for those of you still interested in that quaint old transaction known as retail.
Cardi B (Atlantic) 170-200k total activity, 45-55k album
Thirty Seconds to Mars (Interscope) 55-60k, 50-60k
Lil Xan (Columbia) 30-35k, 10-13k
Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert (Masterworks) 12-17k, 10-15k (HITS Daily Double)