It’s the biggest first week for a rap album in 2018 so far.
Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, reports Billboard. The Bronx rapper’s debut album has launched with 255,000 equivalent album units, making it the second-biggest opening for an album in 2018, trailing only Justin Timberlake’s Man Of The Woods (293,000). Of that figure, 103,000 can be attributed to traditional sales, putting it above any rap or R&B album this year.
Cardi is now the fifth female rapper to top the Billboard 200, and first since Nicki Minaj’s with Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in 2012. She’s also earned the biggest streaming week for a debut album, which was previously held by Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2. Invasion Of Privacy has earned the second-biggest streaming week for an album this year, trailing only Migos’ 24-track Culture II. It is the fifth album to reach No. 1 that was only available through digital download or streaming, following The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy, XXXTENTACION’s ?, Logic’s Bobby Tarantino II, and Migos’ Culture II.
Meanwhile, Lil Xan’s debut album Total Xanarchy has launched at No. 10, moving 28,000 equivalent album units, 14,000 of which were sold traditionally.
Cardi B is set to perform at Coachella music festival Sunday night. The set follows a big week which included a Saturday Night Live performance, pregnancy announcement, and Tonight Show co-hosting gig.