Cardi B is eligible for diamond certification thanks to the Girls Like You title with Maroon 5.
Offset can be proud of his beloved. Cardi B goes a step further in history by becoming the first female rapper to have two songs certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) .
She owes this historic performance to her collaboration with Maroon 5 on the title Girls Like You. Released in 2018, this collaboration collected on Monday, November 28, 2021, 10 million sales in the United States of America. This is not an amazing performance since upon its release, Girls Like You topped the Billboard Hot 100, where it spent seven weeks. The song, whose video has over 3 billion views on YouTube, won multiple Billboard Music Awards while being nominated for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance at the 2019 Grammys.
A feeling of gratitude that is fully justified
The news of this certification pushed Cardi B on twitter. The reality TV star left the message there: “ Wow I had two diamond discs! Thank you very much @ maroon5 for including me in this song. This is the song that I present to my daughter every time I sing it. I will be eternally grateful to you . “
Indeed, it is to the Pop Rock group Maroon 5 that Cardi B owes this consecration. The group had identified him to participate in his album Red Pill Blues on this theme. “ She was in the honeymoon period of her moment, ” Maroon 5’s Adam Levine said of Cardi’s cameo. “She was just starting to become this female artist that everyone was talking about, and I thought it was important that she was involved. I knew she would have an interesting take on what was being said, and that she would do it in a way you wouldn’t necessarily have thought of ”
A year 2021 in the colors of Cardi B
If this certification is the second for Cardi B, the first was awarded to her in the first quarter of the same year 2021. Her hit of 2017, “Bodak Yellow”, reached the 10 million mark in sales last March and has allowed her to become the first female rapper to do so.
A few days ago, Cardi B was nominated for the 2022 Grammy Awards which will take place in January 2022. Her 2021 solo hit “Up” is up for Best Rap Performance. He faces stiff competition from “Way 2 Sexy” by Drake, “My Life” by J. Cole, “Thot Shit” by Megan Thee Stallion and “Family Ties” by Baby Keem. If successful, this would be Cardi B’s second grammy after Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy in 2019.
Other figures in the line of sight
Cardi B’s main rival is Nicki Minaj. The latter had its first diamond certification in November with Super Bass.
Far ahead of her competitor, Cardi B thinks bigger. She is currently at the same level as Lady Gaga who also has two diamond certifications and one step behind Katy Perry who has three and dominates this race of female artists.
Cardi B could soon take the lead in this ranking. His “No Limit” collaboration with G-Eazy and A $ AP Rocky recently reached 7x platinum status while his Megan Thee Stallion assisted “WAP” is currently 6x platinum, according to the RIAA.