The Bronx rapper Cardi B has been the talk of hip-hop since her record breaking single “Bodak Yellow" dropped in June. She's now gotten a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Earlier this month, “Bodak Yellow” scored the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making Cardi the first female solo rapper to hit that mark in 19 years. The last solo female MC to do so was Lauryn Hill when her song “Doo Wop (That Thing)" went No. 1 in 1998.
Billboard also reported that “Bodak Yellow” has been downloaded 500,000 times and streamed over 440 million. It held the top spot on the charts for three consecutive weeks as well, but was just replaced by Post Malone’s single “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage.
Jennifer Drake, Sony/ATV’s senior director, spoke about Cardi’s publishing deal and why she thinks so many people have connected with her music.
“Cardi B is honest, real and refreshing and has the confidence to say exactly what she is thinking and feeling,” Drake stated. “It’s tangible and you can connect to that. We are so proud to be able to work with a talented artist like Cardi and excited to see her push the culture forward.”
The rapper and reality star will also be joining artists like Bugsy Malone, Dizzee Rascal, Giggs and others on Nov. 30 at Alexandra Palace in London for Spotify’s Who We Be Live. You can purchase tickets to that concert right here on AXS.