It took a long time for Cardi B to finally release her debut studio album, but her hard work has been finally paid off. “Invasion of Privacy”, which was released on April 6, has received widespread acclaim from critics and is looking to become a big hit commercially, if the number of its Apple Music streams is any indication.
The album, which features Cardi’s hit songs “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi”, has been streamed more than 100 million times worldwide in just a week. With that number, it officially breaks Apple Music’s record for most-streamed album by a female artist in its first week which was previously held by Taylor Swift‘s “Reputation”.
However, it is worth noting that the comparison is not quite an equal one, considering Taylor’s sixth studio album was not available on streaming services for its first three weeks of release.
“Invasion of Privacy” currently sits at No. 5 on Apple Music’s worldwide chart of most streamed albums ever, surpassing Ed Sheeran‘s “Divide” and The Weekend‘s “Starboy”. It is also expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week, making her the fifth female rapper to do so after Nicki Minaj (twice), Eve, Foxy Brown and Lauryn Hill.