Cardi B rounded out her set at this weekend’s Made in America festival on Saturday with a big announcement: her full album is dropping in October.
The news first started leaking as fans began tweeting about the news after her set ended.
Let me remind you my album dropping in October - Cardi B— Chris Uño (@CRS_One) September 2, 2017
Bruh...Cardi B legit... Dropping her album in October #MadeInAmericaFestival— Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire) September 2, 2017
All in all, fans seemed to really enjoy her set.
Cardi B at the MIA Festival pic.twitter.com/lPR436cAOF— Daily Cardi (@DailyCardi) September 2, 2017
Cardi B got them turning up in the rain at Made In America. pic.twitter.com/nuECZJSbdL— Nigel D. (@NigelDPresents) September 2, 2017
Even Beyoncé's mother Tina Knowles showed her some love backstage. She also got to meet Queen B, too. So awesome.
Beyoncé's mom with Cardi B! pic.twitter.com/qGBzhpoN25— Music Industry News (@PopIndustryNews) September 2, 2017
Cardi B and Beyonce at the MIA Festival pic.twitter.com/gjQ6u8HSOW— Daily Cardi (@DailyCardi) September 3, 2017
Fans knew Cardi had plans to release a new album, but she didn't reveal when until today. In an interview with MTV News during the VMAs, she said, "You want to know something? I was going to drop an EP in a month from now, but I'm going to drop my album."
Cardi B has an album coming 😭🙌🏾.— wild thot (@BODAKYELLO) August 29, 2017
Releasing a full album is right on par for the course for Cardi, whose breakout hit “Bodak Yellow” was recently certified gold. The song has reached the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has been at number one in the Rap Hot 100 chart for a couple weeks. She’s relatively new to the music scene but already has friends in high places: she’s been invited to perform onstage at Drake’s OVO Fest, with Migos at Veld Festival, as well as with 21 Savage and G-Eazy.
Cardi has been enjoying her fast rise to fame, but according to JWhiteDIdIt, the man who produced her absolutely infectious hit “Bodak Yellow,” told Complex that “it feels amazing” to see “somebody like Cardi B, somebody who people wrote off time after time,” have one of the hottest songs in the country right now. He does not deny that Cardi has instant star power and isn’t afraid to speak her mind, but also stresses she’s a hard worker.
“All she does is work on her craft. I promise you, from the little Instagram videos she does, she has those headphones on and she be engaging beats. She’s treating it like she’s in the dang NFL or NBA,” he said.
If all of that’s true, then we can’t wait to hear her album. It'll follow two volumes of her Gangsta Bitch Music series, where the second installment came out in January.