Cardi B has only released one major single this year – the hit ‘WAP’ – but it’s enough for Billboard to name her Woman of the Year.
Billboard announced the honor Wednesday and the Grammy-winning rapper will be celebrated at the music brand’s 15th Annual Women in Music event, which will stream live on December 10 at 8 p.m. EDT.
‘Thank you, Billboard!’ Cardi B wrote in an Instagram post reacting to the honor. ‘Now I can bring up the stats but that will take me all day b**** br-oke records!
She continued: ‘Thank you BARDIGA-NG with out y’all encouraging while the world was aga!nst me and cr!ticizing every move I wouldn’t have gotten here every day and use my voice for a change.’
Outside of WAP – which co-stars Megan Thee Stallion and spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard H-ot 100 chart – this year Cardi B appeared on K-p-op girl group BLA-CKPINK’s Bet You Wanna and Brazilian singer Anitta’s Me Gu-sta.
Cardi B took to Instagram Stories Wednesday defe-nding herself aga!nst cr!tics who said that it was a surprise to see her win since she only had released one single, WAP.
‘For you c-ry babies like, “What? She only got one song.” Yeah, I got that song, b****,’ she said. ‘You know the one that sold the most, the one that streamed the most … the one that had your grandma po-pping her p**** on TikTok … I’m just that b****. Eat it up with a spoon.’
Cardi B also jumped on the remix for the Latin trap track La Bebe with Anuel AA, Black Jonas Point, Secreto, and Liro Shaq; and her rant about the covid-19 was remixed by iMarkkeyz and became a social media sm-ash, even charting on Billboard’s Rap and R&B digital songs sales chart.
Jennifer Lopez will receive the Icon Award at the event and Dolly Parton will earn the Hitmaker Award. Other honorees include pop star Dua Lipa (Powerhouse Award), R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle (Rising Star Award), and singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez (Impact Award).
Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas of Atlantic Records – who led #TheShowMustBePaused campaign in response to the loss of Fl-oyd, Bre-onna Taylor, and Ahm-aud Arb-ery earlier this year – will receive the Executive of the Year Award.
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