The GRAMMY® Award-winning, Diamond-selling superstar Cardi B is back with her latest single, “Bongos” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, to close out the summer. “Bongos” was released by Atlantic Records and is accompanied by Tanu Muino’s vibrant, vivid music video. The visual is set in Cardi B’s sun-drenched oasis, with dazzling dancers encircling the legendary duo. The single “Bongos” is accompanied by a limited-edition CD that is available for purchase HERE.
“Bongos” debuted on MTV, MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop, YO! MTV, BET Jams, and BET Hip Hop, as well as on Times Square billboards for Paramount Pictures. It also coincides with the announcement of Cardi’s record-breaking 12 nominations for this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. Her nominations include:
- Two nominations each for Best Hip Hop Video and Best Collaboration.
- Two nominations each for Song of the Year and Sweet 16.
- Nominations for Best Featured Verse, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, and Hustler of the Year, tying her with 21 Savage for most nominations.
“Bongo” follows Cardi B’s breathtaking cover photo for the September Vogue México and Latin America issue. The stunning cover shoot was accompanied by an in-depth, personal interview, which you can read HERE.
The single and cover shoot result from extensive collaborations with her rap contemporaries. Among them are Glorilla’s platinum-certified “Tomorrow 2,” Latto’s gold-certified “Put It On The Floor,” Offset’s “Jealousy,” and FendiDa Rappa’s “Point Me 2.”
Before releasing “Bongos,” the duo published the viral classic “WAP.” “WAP (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)” established Cardi B as one of Apple Music’s most famous artists of all time, achieving the platform’s highest-ever debut by a female artist and the fastest single in Apple Music’s history by a female artist to reach #1. In addition, it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on rhythmic radio, and No. 2 on urban radio.
Additionally, “WAP” garnered Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song at the American Music Awards and Best Collaboration and Video of the Year at the BET Awards. Furthermore, it was nominated for Collaboration of the Year at the American Music Awards, five categories at the MTV Video Music Awards, and Best Music Video at the iHeart Music Awards. The visual has surpassed 510 million views, and the audio has surpassed three billion streams.
Cardi B is one of the most influential musicians of all time, irrespective of genre, gender, or generation, and she has accomplished this in less than a decade. Her accomplishments include:
- Having the number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (5).
- Being the first lead artist to top the Billboard Global 200 with an album that has sold 100M certified units.
- Having the most diamond-certified songs (3) by the RIAA.
- It has the most songs with a billion streams on Spotify, including the most-streamed female rap album.
This past May, Cardi appeared in a Beats By Dre advertisement, and her collaboration with Whipshots has resulted in the release of a new flavor: Pumpkin Spice. Cardi and Offset appeared in the 2023 Super Bowl commercial for McDonald’s, where they announced the first-ever celebrity duo menu.
WHAT IS CARDI B?
Cardi B is one of the most influential musical performers of all time, regardless of genre, gender, or generation; she has achieved this in less than a decade. She is the highest-certified female rapper of all time on the RIAA’s “Top Artists (Digital Singles)” list, the female rap artist with the most RIAA diamond certifications, and the only female rapper with multiple billion-streamers on Spotify, where her chart-topping, GRAMMY® Award-winning, 4x RIAA platinum-certified debut album, Invasion of Privacy, remains the most streamed album by a female rap artist to date. All thirteen tracks on Invasion of Privacy have now been designated at least Platinum, and the record-breaking “Bodak Yellow” is certified Diamond.
Her extensive list of awards, nominations, and high-profile honors currently includes nine GRAMMY® Award nominations, eight Billboard Music Awards, six Guinness World Records, five Spotify One Billion Streams Awards, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards, eight ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 23 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, six American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, three iHeartRadio Titanium Awards, six BET Awards, 14 BET Hip Hop Awards, She was designated Playboy’s first-ever Creative Director in Residence and a founding member of the brand’s creator-led platform last year. Since then, Cardi B has been featured on numerous songs, such as the Platinum-certified single “Tomorrow 2” with Glorilla and the Gold-certified single “Put It On The Floor” with Latto.