Cardi B: “I’m Always Hungry For More” After New Spotify Milestone

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Cardi B attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Cardi B, the Grammy-winning rapper, has achieved a remarkable milestone on Spotify for the fourth time in her career, surpassing a billion streams for a song. In a Hollywood studio, Spotify commemorated this feat by presenting her with silver plaques for each track that crossed this threshold, including her hits “Girls Like You,” “I Like It,” “Taki Taki,” and the controversial “WAP.”

Reflecting on her ongoing success, Cardi expressed her insatiable drive for more achievements, stating, “The more you get, the more you want, so you never feel satisfied.” Despite her monumental accomplishments, she remains hungry for further success, acknowledging her humble beginnings and the constant pursuit of greater heights.

In a playful video for Spotify’s “Billions Club” series, Cardi celebrated her latest achievement by ordering a Caribbean feast to her dressing room, incorporating culinary staples from her Dominican and Trinidadian upbringing. This lighthearted moment showcased her vibrant personality and cultural roots.

In an exclusive interview with Vogue, Cardi discussed the significance of her chart-topping hits, her versatility as an artist, and her pride in representing her heritage. She highlighted the importance of embracing different musical genres and languages, evident in her collaborations with artists like Maroon 5, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin.

Cardi’s groundbreaking success with “I Like It” as the first rap song by a woman to surpass a billion streams on Spotify underscored the importance of cultural representation and bilingualism in her music. Embracing her Dominican roots, she felt honored to be counted among rising Latin superstars like J Balvin and Bad Bunny, recognizing their lasting impact on the music industry.

Reflecting on her performance of “WAP” at the Grammys, Cardi revealed the challenges she faced, including unexpected pregnancy news and illness. Despite the obstacles, she and Megan Thee Stallion poured their hearts into the song’s production, confident in its potential for success. This determination paid off as “WAP” became a cultural phenomenon, further solidifying Cardi’s status as a trailblazing artist in the music industry.