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Hispanic Heritage Month In Focus: Cardi B. Turns 26

Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, has had a year full of achievements some could only dream of.

This is part of The Shadow League’s Hispanic Heritage Month In Focus series celebrating Latino excellence in sports and culture.

Your regular degular girl Cardi B. turns 26 today.

Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, has had a year full of achievements some could only dream of.

From making her mark on Instagram to starring on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop, the Bronx native has been making some serious money moves.

Since bursting on to the music scene, the Bodak Yellow rapper has been breaking record streaming numbers and popping up on music charts more than once or twice.

In honor of her birthday, The Shadow League list some of Cardi’s greatest achievements thus far.

5. Cardi picks up three awards at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards

 Cardi took home three awards that night including Best New Hip-Hop Artist, Single of the Year, and Hustler of the Year.

HipHopWired on Twitter

Cardi B Wins 3 Honors At The BET Hip Hop Awards [Photos] https://t.co/v8N4MItMyI

4. First rapper with first three singles in the Hot 100’s Top 10 simultaneously

2018 opened up with bang for Cardi as she became the first rapper to have her first singles in the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 simultaneously. The run kicked off with Cardi’s appearance on G-Ezay’s “No Limit”, Migos’ “MotorSport” followed by her own debut single “Bodak Yellow” spread through the Top 10 of the Hot 100.

FUCK WITH ME AND MAKE SOME MONEY !!!! Thank you @maroon5 !CORONAS on me !!!???????

717.1k Likes, 13k Comments – CARDIVENOM (@iamcardib) on Instagram: “FUCK WITH ME AND MAKE SOME MONEY !!!! Thank you @maroon5 !CORONAS on me !!!???????”

3. Album streamed over 100 million times on Apple Music

According to Apple Music, Cardi’s debut album, ‘Invasion of Privacy ‘ has been streamed more than 100 million times worldwide, doubling the number previously held by Taylor’s Swift’s Reputation album.

Forbes Entertainment on Twitter

Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ breaks Taylor Swift’s Apple Music streaming record https://t.co/OwdhUAd6BQ

2. Debuts on the cover of ‘Rolling Stones’

A pregnant Cardi graces the cover of one of the biggest magazines in the industry.

I guess it was too much to ask to wait until the official July release of our @rollingstone cover! This cover is so special to me and means so much! Thank you to everyone who helped put this amazing cover together! Even tho it was leaked and suppose to be In gray fuck it ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️My daughter made it to the Rollin Stone cover !!!! Official release in July.You can’t ruined what’s for me ❤️❤️❤️❤️ROCKSTARS @offsetyrn

3.8m Likes, 44.5k Comments – CARDIVENOM (@iamcardib) on Instagram: “I guess it was too much to ask to wait until the official July release of our @rollingstone cover!…”

 1. Mommy Cardi gives birth to baby Kulture Kiari with husband Offset

On July 1, 2018 Cardi B. and Offest announce the arrival of their child together.

I needed a girl like you.?KK

4.4m Likes, 28.4k Comments – CARDIVENOM (@iamcardib) on Instagram: “I needed a girl like you.?KK”

 Happy birthday, Cardi.

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