Why is Cardi B the most popular Latin rapper in America right now?
It is a question that many ask and more when you look at the career of Cardi B and the enormous popularity of the artist of Dominican origin born in Manhattan in the city of New York with other American rap artist such as nicki minaj. Everything will say that it is a matter of personal taste, but it will also depend on which fans you ask that question and more when we all know the rivalry that exists between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.
There is no doubt that when we talk about these two American rappers we must all accept that both have a lot of talent, but recognizing the difference in style, rapping, type of vocalization and ability to reach a public beyond the African-American population. Cardi B her Latin origin and the ability that this beautiful mulatto or biracial woman has to sing in Spanish is an artistic characteristic that gives her greater opportunities to reach a public who lover of hip hop / rap music skill that Nicki Minaj does not have.
One that we must accept that Nicki Minaj has a long history in American hip hop / rap culture in which he has had several tracks like Minaj’s first single single, “Your Love”, peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. On the contrary we must talk about Cardi B’s first single for Atlantic, entitled “Bodak Yellow”, proved to be a success becoming a crossover hit single, when it reached position number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Who rapper is winning the competition in the world of hip hpo / rap between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj?
This American artist of Dominican origin Cardi B has won three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100; “Bodak Yellow” which turned this beautiful Latin woman into the second female rapper to top the list with a single song exit. After Lauryn Hill an iconic figure in American music in 1998, “I Like It” made Cardi BE the only female rapper to reach multiple number one songs on the list, and her song Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You” la which made her the sixth female artist to achieve three simple number one on the list during this decade.
Cardi B’s latest debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy (2018), which includes the two previous songs, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, broke several streaming records via streaming and for which he won triple platinum. Critically acclaimed, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, making Cardi B the only woman to win the solo prize, something that African-American rapper Nicki Minaj has not achieved, which makes rivalry more intense Between these two American rapper.
There is no doubt that Cardi B has taken advantage of the Latin connection, which has allowed her to make songs in both English and Spanish, but especially singing in many songs with other Hispanic artists especially when we talk about her success that Cardi B did with the Puerto Rican tropical music (reggaeton) Bad Bunny and the Colombian J Balvin known by the Latin world as “I Like It” or I like it like that, a song that currently has about a billion views on YouTube, which makes Cardi b one of the most popular female rapper right now.
Cardi B’s top songs like MotorSport, Girls Like You, Drip on EDM Hunters. When we talk about 2019 the songs: Rodeo and Press are his latest songs. Although we could also talk about song along with rapper Fat Joe and, and reggaeton singer Anuel AA in the song YES ft. Dre. In September Cardi B made a French Montana collaboration in the song “Writing on the Wall” ft. Post Malone, and Rvssian, a tropical song with a contagious Caribbean rhythm.
When you look at the enormous popularity of Cardi B (@iamcardib) on Instagram who has around 55.9 million followers that tells you the enormous reach that is female rapper has in social networks, but also in its ability to influence the millions of followers. On the contrary when we talk about @nickiminaj who has 108 million followers for a female rapper is a number that all artists would like to have as a mechanism to promote your musical career, but also to be in contact with their followers.
If you look at the numbers of both female rappers of hip hop / rap music that tells you the enormous power they both have in their ability to promote their musical career using social networks. In the case of Cardi B the Latin rapper of Dominican origin, her fame is largely due to Instagram long before she dedicated herself to rap music in the United States.