Cardi B has achieved an unprecedented and powerful feat in the music business. Is that she is the American artist became the first female rapper in history to land three diamond-certified singles in the United States, according to the RIAA (The Recording Industry Association of America). Ah! And all that, with just four years of career.
The milestone happened this Monday, December 13th, when the track “I Like It”, in partnership with J Blavin and Bad Bunny, reached the diamond certificate. The track joins two other rapper hits: “Bodak Yellow” and “Girls Like You”.
In the overall female rankings she is tied with Katy Perry, who also owns three diamond singles, but is expected to get the next one soon with “WAP“.
🎵 She likes DIAMONDS, stunting, shining… it's no wonder @iamcardib has earned another Diamond single certification! "I Like It" feat. @JBALVIN & @sanbenito is officially 🔟✖️💎 certified‼️ #RIAATopCertified @AtlanticRecords pic.twitter.com/iV8Ji6B7Ys
— RIAA (@RIAA) December 13, 2021
On Twitter, she celebrated the fact, tagging her partners on the track, with a flurry of emojis in the comments. Happy with the achievement, the cat also went to Instagram to promote a live to thank all the affection of her fans. Check out:
Cardi B goes on Instagram Live to celebrate her third diamond record, “I Like It.” 💎
This milestone caused “3 Diamond” to trend. pic.twitter.com/MnQP4tIQ7N
— Drama for the Girls (@dramaforthegirl) December 13, 2021
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OMMMMMMGGGGGGG 😤😤😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 @sanbenito @JBALVIN !!!!!!!!! https://t.co/95D472QsjV
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) December 13, 2021
The album smash “Invasion of Pravacy” was certified 10 platinum by the RIAA, becoming a diamond single in the United States. In March of this year, Cardi became the first female rapper certified as a diamond by the RIAA with the single “Bodak Yellow”.
The diamond certificate goes to singles or albums that exceed 10 million units sold, which is equivalent to reaching ten times platinum.
Released in 2018, “Bodak Yellow” quickly became a major viral in the United States and then spread around the world, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the most important music chart. On Spotify, the hit of “Invasion Of Privacy” is already reaching the mark of 700 million reproductions.