AceShowbiz - 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 Weeknd'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.
Cardi previously beat Taylor when her breakout anthem "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" dethroned Taylor's "Look What You Made Me Do" from the top spot on Billboard Hot 100 in September last year. "Bodak Yellow" is the only second song by an unaccompanied female rapper to ever top the chart after Lauryn Hill did so in 1998 with "Doo Wop (That Thing)". She's also the first female rapper of color to appear on a No. 1 hit since Lil' Kim collaborated with Pink, Mya and Christina Aguilera for 2001's "Lady Marmalade".
Showing no hard feelings, Taylor sent Cardi a bouquet of flowers to congratulate her on her achievement. "Sooo beautiful and lovely .Thank you @taylorswift for the flowers ....and I freaking love your music," she wrote on Instagram along with a video showing the flowers she received from the former country singer.