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Get To Know GRAMMY-Winning Rapper Cardi B | For The Record
In the latest edition of GRAMMY.com's For The Record, take a look back at the GRAMMY-winning rapper's journey from reality TV star to chart-topping rap titan and GRAMMY-winning artist and songwriter.
Born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar on Oct. 11, 1992 in New York City, N.Y., Cardi B made the transition into music with two independent mixtapes before releasing her first No. 1 single, "Bodak Yellow," in 2017.
The hit song went on to earn Cardi her first two GRAMMY nominations at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. She made her GRAMMY stage debut the same year, performing "Finesse" with Bruno Mars.
On April 6, 2018, her debut album arrived to critical acclaim and climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Invasion Of Privacy landed the Bronx-native her first career GRAMMY win, named Best Rap Album at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.
Watch the latest edition of For The Record to find out more about the "WAP" rapper, including some of her blockbuster collaborations, record-setting record sales and more.