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Cardi B


The Bronx-born rapper is rapidly becoming an influential figure in the fashion industry with her over-the-top style and attitude.


Cardi B has become a global phenomenon since breaking into mainstream culture in 2017 with her album Invasion of Privacy reaching number one in the US in just 24 hours. The rapper has also been making inroads in fashion after sitting front row at Alexander Wang ’s New York Fashion Week show next to Anna Wintour , attending the MET Gala in custom Moschino by Jeremy Scott and recently scoring a collaboration with Fashion Nova.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Cardi B started to gain a social media following in 2013 due to several of her videos going viral on Vine and Instagram. She then appeared on the popular American reality TV show Love & Hip Hop, and by 2017, she had amassed a large Instagram following. In early 2017 she launched her music career and signed with Atlantic Records. The singer became the first female rapper to reach number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart as a solo artist since 1998, with her debut album “Invasion of Privacy.” She has since earned nine nominations for the Bet Hip Hop Awards, winning Best New Artist and Single of the Year, among others. She also received two Grammy nominations and won the Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Female Artist.

With a collaboration with Fashion Nova under her belt, front-row appearances at fashion week and cover shoots for Harper's Bazaar, New York Magazine and W Magazine, she is fast becoming an influential figure in the fashion industry, breaking barriers between fashion and hip hop.

In 2018 Cardi B was included in the Time list of the most influential people in the world.

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