Label: Atlantic Records
Released: April 5

Cardi B delivered, bottom line. Everyone pretty much figured she’d be a one-hit wonder after “Bodak Yellow” blew up the way it did. Everyone pretty much figured she would go away once her Instagram fame faded. Everyone was pretty much wrong. The Bronx rapper played with multiple flows on this album while delivering multiple hits. “Drip,” featuring Migos, is gold. “Bickenhead” is gold. “Bartier Cardi,” featuring 21 Savage, is two-times platinum. “I Like It,” with Complex cover stars Bad Bunny and J Balvin, is four-times platinum. “Be Careful” is platinum. So much for that one-hit-wonder narrative, huh? Everything Cardi touches either goes gold or platinum, and it looks like she’s just getting started. Invasion of Privacy has cemented Cardi B as a true rap star and will serve as the launching pad to bigger and better things. —Angel Diaz