Cardi B has a lot to celebrate this year.
For the second year running, the Bronx rapper is the most streamed female rapper on Spotify in the US. Last year was a phenomenal year for Cardi B, whose rise in hip hop came as a shocker to a lot of folks. This year, she continued her growth in the genre by dropping a handful of new singles, including collaborations with artists like Offset and French Montana. Charta Data has now confirmed that she was the top streaming female rapper on the US Spotify this year, which shouldn’t come as no surprise if you’ve been tuning into hip hop culture this year.
The title comes courtesy of Chart Data whose job it is to scan all the music charts and analyze data from Billboard, Soundscan, Mediatraffic, the Official Charts Company, the Recording Industry Association of America, Music Canada’s Gold and Platinum program, the Recording Industry Association of Japan, Monitor Latino, Oricon, Australian Recording Industry Association, Italian Music Industry Federation, National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing, British Phonographic Industry, and other associations.
According to Spotify, the “I Like It” rapper has over 34.9 million listeners a month, with the majority of those streams coming from Spotify users in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Dallas. More than 10 million people follow the 27-year-old rapper on the music streaming platform, 3 million of which have done so over the last 12 months.
.@iamcardib was the most streamed female rapper on US Spotify in 2019.
— chart data (@chartdata) December 3, 2019
It makes sense then that Cardi B retained the crown for most-streamed female rapper, which she first earned in 2018.
In addition to topping the US Spotify charts, 2019 proved to be the year where Cardi B was not only recognized by the fans, but by those in the industry as well. She earned 5 Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year, and walked away with Best Rap Album.
The mother of one also became the most nominated female artist in a single year when she led the Billboard Music Awards with no less than 21 nods. Her six wins (adding to the one she already won in 2018) eventually made her the most decorated female rapper in the history of the awards.
Cardi has already announced that her second studio album, Tiger Woods, will be dropping in 2020, so we have little doubt that the girl from the Bronx will be making more moves at the top of the US Spotify charts come the new year.