Cardi B Just Beat Taylor Swift’s Apple Music Streaming Record

100 million streams makes “Invasion of Privacy” biggest one-week performance from a female artist

Last Updated: April 13, 2018 @ 9:41 AM

Move over, Taylor Swift. Cardi B just took your number one spot, with the rapper’s debut LP, “Invasion of Privacy,” breaking Apple Music’s record for most streamed album from a female artist in a single week.

“Privacy” has already racked up 100 million streams in its first week, Apple told TheWrap. Cardi B lapped Taylor Swift’s “Reputation,” which previously held the top position — passing the record by mid-week. Apple didn’t share the number for the previous streaming record.

Since coming out last Friday, “Privacy” is already the fifth most-streamed album in Apple Music’s history. It’s helped that her single, “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J. Balvin, is sitting pretty as the most streamed song in the world as well.

Apple declined to share which artists hold the top overall streaming spots, male or female. But an Apple rep told TheWrap that Cardi B is close behind Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Migos on the list of all-time most streamed albums.

In short, it’s been a good week for the 25-year-old from New York City. And that’s even considering she admitted to GQ she received “potentially lethal illegal butt injections” from a woman operating out of a Queens basement.

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