Born Belcalis Almanzar on 11 October 1992, Cardi B was raised in the Bronx, New York by her Trinidadian mother and Dominican father.
She started as an Instagram star in 2015, by going viral on social media for her hilariously controversial and straight-talking Instagram videos. Causing the Internet to fall in love with her, racking up a huge following.
Then, Cardi's Instagram success led to her being cast in US reality TV franchise Love & Hip Hop: New York . She appeared in two seasons before quitting to focus on her music career.
Her shot to fame happened when her debut single 'Bodak Yellow' topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts in August 2017, knocking Taylor Swift from the number 1 spot. When asked why she decided to name her hit 'Bodak Yellow', especially when she doesn't mention it once in the lyrics. Cardi B explained that she "named it 'Bodak Yellow' because the flow of the song will remind you of a song that Kodak Black did called 'No Flockin'".
She recently collaborated on a song with Bruno Mars titled 'Finesse', which the duo performed at the 60th Grammys ceremony in January 2018.
Article via Glamour Magazine
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