Cardi B, born Belcalis Almanzar on October 11, 1992, is an American hip hop recording artist, as well as a television and social media personality.
Born in the Bronx borough of New York City, she first began in a career as an exotic dancer and began to receive public attention as she built a large Internet following.
After becoming an internet celebrity, she joined the cast of the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York.
In 2017, Cardi signed her first major label record deal with Atlantic Records. Her debut single for Atlantic, titled “Bodak Yellow”, reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, with the New York Times calling it “the rap anthem of the summer”.