Who would have thought, Cardi B…

According to Variety, With more than 100 million streams worldwide in just a week, Cardi B’s new album “Invasion of Privacy” has shattered Apple Music’s record for most-streamed album by a female artist in its first week. By mid-week, streams for “Invasion of Privacy” had already more than doubled those of the previous record-holder, Taylor Swift’s “Reputation.” (Since Swift’s album was not available on streaming services for its first three weeks of release, the comparison is not quite an equal one — Swift’s album sold 1.216 million copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.)

The album looks like a shoo-in for the No. 1 spot on next week’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.

In your opinion, what does Cardi B’s success tell you about today’s music consumer? Chime in 👇🏽

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Stephen Cirino

Stephen Cirino

CEO - futuremgmt / Professor @UArts and @DESU / Curator of relevant music business news / www.stephencirino.com

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