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Cardi B becomes 1st female rapper with multiple diamond songs: ‘I’m forever grateful’

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Cardi B continues to write herself into mainstream rap’s history books just a week after earning another Grammy Award nomination.

On Monday (November 29), Cardi’s 2018 collaboration with Maroon 5, “Girls Like You,” surpassed 10 million sales in the United States, making it eligible for diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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In doing so, Cardi has become the first female rapper in history with multiple diamond hits.

The reality TV star-turned-rap sensation celebrated her historic achievement on Twitter by writing,

Wow I got two Diamond records! Thank you sooo much @maroon5 for including me on this song and this is the song I cater to my daughter every time I perform it. I’m forever grateful.”

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Taken from Maroon 5’s Red Pill Blues album, “Girls Like You” topped the Billboard Hot 100, where it spent seven weeks. The song, whose video has over three billion YouTube views, won multiple Billboard Music Awards while earning a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2019 Grammys.

“She was in the honeymoon period of her moment,” Maroon 5’s Adam Levine said of Cardi’s cameo. “She was just beginning to be that female artist that everybody was talking about, and I thought it was an important thing for her to be involved. I knew she would have an interesting take on what was being said, and she would do it in a way that you wouldn’t necessarily have thought of.”

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The 29-year-old Bronx native first achieved diamond status in March when her 2017 breakout hit, “Bodak Yellow,” reached the 10 million sales mark — again, becoming the first female rapper to do so.

Nicki Minaj, her long-running rival for the Queen of Rap crown, followed suit in November with “Super Bass.”

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