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Reality star turned rapper Cardi B has much to celebrate. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper just made Billboard history and a name for herself as she holds a record, once held by Ms. Lauryn Hill! Even more impressive, Cardi B has yet to release a studio album.

The 24-year-old, Bronx native rose to fame as an outspoken social media personality before landing a role on Love & Hip Hop NY. Deciding to leave the show behind, Cardi B focused on a career in rap, which, so far, has proved to be successful:

If you Salty ??Sooo dope Made out of Salt @allanpachino this was dope !!

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The ‘new kid on the block’ female rapper received nods from peers and legends in the music industry, a list including Janet Jackson and Missy Elliott, an advocate for female emcees:

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