Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and actress. Born in Manhattan and raised in The Bronx, New York City, she became an celebrity that is internet a number of her articles and videos became viral on Vine and Instagram. From 2015 to 2017, she showed up as a cast that is regular on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York to follow her music aspirations, and released two mixtapes—Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, before signing with label Atlantic Records in early 2017. Cardi B has since earned three number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100; “Bodak Yellow” made her the second female rapper to top the chart with a solo output—following Lauryn Hill in 1998, “I like you” made her the sixth female artist to achieve three number-one singles on the chart during the 2010s like it” made her the only female rapper to attain multiple number-one songs on the chart, and her Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls. Her first studio record, Invasion of Privacy (2018), on that the previous two tracks are included, debuted at number 1 in the Billboard 200, broke several streaming documents and had been certified platinum that is triple the RIAA. Critically acclaimed, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, making Cardi B the only woman to win the award as a solo artist. Recognized by Forbes as one of the most influential female rappers of all time, Cardi B is known for her flow that is aggressive and lyrics, which may have gotten extensive news protection. She actually is the greatest certified rapper that is female of time on the RIAA’s Top Artists ranking, also appearing among the ten highest-certified female artists of all time. Her accolades include a Grammy Award, seven Billboard Music Awards, five Guinness World Records, four Music that is american Awards and eleven BET Hip Hop Awards. In 2018, Time included her on the list that is annual of 100 many influential individuals on the planet.