This year’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards might be all about girl power, but one particular woman that stands out is no other than Cardi B.
Cardi B, has dominated pop culture for the past two years, and will be leading the charge on music’s biggest night with a live performance and five Grammy nominations, including for album and record of the year.
So could she win her first ever record of the year category for “I Like it”? The chances are high.
I believe that this could be Cardi B’s year. Much like last year’s mega-hit “Despacito”, the song brought the heat with its Latin flair. It had a modern edge to a nostalgic Pete Rodriguez sample from the ’60s, and with that, the single remains one of the best off of Cardi’s debut Invasion Of Privacy. Once again proving Cardi B’s stand as an artist and as a force well beyond the limitations of hip-hop or social media stardom.
Her Album Invasion of Privacy has cemented the rapper as much more than a fleeting sensation. Not only was the album stacked with impeccable production and showed off her range, the album was both a commercial and critical success by any standard.
The 26 year old has been working continuously last year, even during and after the birth of her first daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. Throughout the two years the singer has proven nothing is stopping her and she continues to break records and rack up No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, from a string of hit singles and collaborations, including “Girls Like You” and “Taki Taki.”
The New York artist is also one of only a handful of female rappers that has caught our attention with her message and stand of female empowerment, with her on and off marriage to rapper, Offset. And through her constant roller coaster ride, Cardi has shown us she’s not backing down just yet, and she sure as hell deserves a win at this years Grammy’s.