Cardi B Makes Grammy History
Nominated for Album of the Year among other major awards at the 2019 Grammys, Cardi B did what no other woman has done before by becoming the first solo female to win Best Rap Album.
The 26-year-old Bronx rapper made history on Sunday night with her debut album “Invasion of Privacy,” beating out Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott, and the late Mac Miller. Rap is a male-dominated genre with only a few dominant female artists, including Nicki Minaj, who has never won a Grammy Award although being nominated 11 times. The last female to win in this category was Lauryn Hill who won as a member of the Fugees in 1997.
Embracing the historic moment, Cardi gave an emotional speech, thanking her husband, Offset, and even her daughter, Kulture, born last July. “I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter,” she tearfully explained. “It’s because, you know, when I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete. I had, like, three songs I was for sure having,” she said. “And then you know how it was: We was like, We have to get this album done so I could shoot these videos while I’m still not showing. And it was very long nights.”
Performing her new hit single “Money,” she continued her night of memorable moments. The song opened with a piano prelude by Filipino pianist and composer Chloe Flower followed by Cardi’s own show-stopping performance.
In all, Cardi was nominated for seven awards, including Record of the Year for her hit single “I Like It.” Adding to her night’s allure, she graced the red carpet wearing a pale pink and black gown with a shimmery sheer bodice and mermaid-style skirt from the Thierry Mugler fall winter 1995-1996 couture show.