Cardi B is beating Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and 'Despacito' Cardi B has just won an impressive record that even Nicki Minaj herself has not been able to achieve: becoming the first rapper to reach number one on the Billboard chart in nearly 20 years.
Belcalis Almanzar, better known as Cardi B, unseated Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" with her song "Bodak Yellow", which positions her as the first unlisted rapper on the list since Lauryn Hill did it in 1998 with "Do Wop (That Thing)". He also surpassed Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with "Despacito".
Additionally, Cardi is the first soloist to be at the top since Meghan Trainor did it for 8 consecutive weeks with "All About That Bass." Cardi B is originally from the Bronx of New York and has Dominican roots. She grew up in a very poor area, where she was forced to become a stripper to get ahead. He currently has more than 10 million followers on Instagram and has released other songs like "Lick", "Rolling" or "Pull Up".