Friday, Jan. 26, 2018|1 a.m.
New York City– Tell Cardi B she’s nominated for a Grammy and the development rap artist will rapidly remind you: She’s chosen for “two of them.”
The chart-topping rapper performed late Thursday at a pre-Grammy celebration held by her record label’s parent company, Warner Music Group. When the DJ said she “got chosen for a Grammy,” she remedied him.
” Two of them,” she stated.
The 25-year-old entertainer commemorated her first set of Grammy nominations at The Grill in New York City with an efficiency of her five hit songs, likewise providing the audience a dose of her humor and likable character.
She was energetic as she kicked off the efficiency with her verse on the remix to Bruno Mars’ anthemic and upbeat tune, “Skill.” In a black ensemble, she worked the phase with 2 background dancers, going through her hits that have dominated on radio and on streaming services, from “Bartier Cardi” to “No Limitation,” a cooperation with G-Eazy and A$ AP Rocky.
Cardi B currently has 5 tunes in the Leading 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, consisting of three in the Leading 10 (” Finesse” is No. 4; “No Limitation” is No. 7; and “MotorSport” with Migos and Nicki Minaj is No. 10).
Her significant label debut single, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” topped the Hot 100 in 2015 and made her the first solo female rap artist to reach the task given that Lauryn Hill carried out in 1998. The tune is nominated for two Grammys on Sunday– best rap tune and best rap performance– pitting her against Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar.
” It’s the Grammys– hope a (woman) take one. Let me take it to the Bronx,” she said to the crowd.
Cardi B thanked her label, Atlantic Records, at the event, where participants consisted of singers Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Rita Ora, Ciara, Kimbra and Bebe Rexha; country music group Little Big Town; Oscar- and Tony-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; rapper Gucci Hair; music market players and press.
The rap artist said prior to she signed to Atlantic “a great deal of these labels were trying to play me … they were trying to sign me for $50,000.”
“‘ Love and Hip Hop’ was paying me that,” said Cardi B to laughs, describing the VH1 truth show she starred on, which assisted her fame grow after the previous stripper established a following on social networks.
Cardi B, who has launched numerous mixtapes, is set to release her debut album this year. She will perform with Mars at the Grammys, airing live on CBS from Madison Square Garden.
” Y’ all wan na know something y’ all rich (people), if I (mess) up tomorrow I can still go to the strip club,” she said.