In just four years since officially bursting on to the scene with her chart-topping breakthrough hit ‘Bodak Yellow,’ rapstress Cardi B has colored her name in the history books of a number of award shows.
As if being the first female emcee to win ‘Best Rap Album’ at the GRAMMYs wasn’t enough, she’s also penciled in record books for nabbing the Billboard Music Award for Top Female Rap Act than any competitor, a slew of American Music Awards, and is listed as the first female rapper to win Album of the Year at the BET Awards.
Speaking of the latter, Tuesday’s BET Hip Hop Awards (October 5) saw Cardi capture yet another award show record thanks to the additions to her list of trophies garnered from the show.
Cardi B and her ‘WAP’ co-star Megan Thee Stallion led the list of 2021 BET Hip Hop Award nominees with 9 nominations each.
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By the night’s end, the controversial tune made waves in the ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ and ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ categories. Related to the latter, Cardi – already the first female to nab the ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ award as a lead act for her 2018 hit ‘Money’ – made history at the 2021 ceremony for becoming the first and only female to win it twice.
The 3-trophy triumph extended her career win count from 11 to 14, continuing her reign as the show’s most decorated female.