Born Belcalis Almánzar, rapper and actress Cardi B first made a name for herself on Vine and Instagram. Thanks to her large social media following, Cardi — whose stage name is inspired by her love of Bacardi —joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015, and shortly after she signed to Atlantic Records.
In debut album, "Invasion of Privacy," was released in 2018, and featured her No. 1 singles "Bodak Yellow" and "I Like It." Cardi went on to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album, becoming the only woman to win the award as a solo artist. Her song "WAP" with Megan Thee Stallion went on to make Cardi the female rapper with the most No. 1 Hot 100 singles. Today, she is the highest certified female rapper of all time, according to RIAA.
Along with music, Cardi has also been featured on film, starring in Hustlers alongside Jennifer Lopez, and she is also a judge on the Netflix reality rap competition, Rhythm + Flow. Her feud with fellow female rapper Nicki Minaj has made headlines, including the 2018 New York Fashion Week event, where Cardi threw her shoe at Nicki. In 2019, Cardi was indicted on 14 charges, including two counts of felony assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, for a separate incident.
Full Name: Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar
Birthday: October 11, 1992
Relationship Status: Married to Offset (real name: Kiari Kendrell Cephus)
Net Worth: $24 million
Fun Fact: Cardi B was the first female rapper to appear on the cover of U.S. Vogue.