With only one album under her belt, Cardi B is already one of the most famous artists on the planet. With latest single ‘WAP’ hitting three times platinum in the US, fans eagerly await Cardi’s second album, which is set to be with us at some time this year. So get a bucket and a mop, because here’s everything we know to date about the new Cardi B album.
When’s Cardi’s new album released?
It’s expected this year.
In April, when celebrating two years of her debut album, ‘Invasion Of Privacy’, Cardi said: “Happy Birthday Miss INVASION OF PRIVACY. My first baby. Im workin on her sister so I can birth her this year.”
Before that, in February 2020, Cardi had seemed reluctant to put an exact date on the album. “I can never put a date on it because, like, when you feel like you’ve got those songs, that’s when it’s gonna come out,” she explained. “I cannot put a date on my ears, you know what I’m saying?”
And in August, things seemed a little hazier still, with Cardi telling interviewer Angie Martinez: “I have other projects coming out that doesn’t involve music, but when it comes to music I think I’m going to put out another single. I don’t have my album ready yet. But even when I feel I have my album ready, I’m still debating when I should put out an album too.”
With ‘WAP’ success still riding high, perhaps Cardi is considering how she can possibly top that with her next release. Either way we’re eager to hear more.
What’s Cardi B’s new album called?
No name has been released as yet.
What’s the new record going to sound like?
We’ve had hints that this could be a pretty epic offering. In an interview with Elle, Cardi said: “My music is always going to make a woman feel like a bad bitch. When you make a woman feel like she’s the baddest bitch in the room, to me, that’s female empowerment.”
When asked if this would be her ‘Lemonade, she said: “This album is going to be really different. Of course, it’s going to have my ‘Lemonade’ moments, my personal relationship moments.”
What that means exactly, only time will tell. Will it address her divorce with Offset? And their reported divorce? Will she bash up his Bentley with a baseball bat? We shall see.
Back in November 2019, in an interview with Billboard, Cardi said that she was “thinking about her album 24/7” but seemed a little torn as to which direction to take it. “I feel like right now, what’s hot is like a ‘Twerk Sound’, so I’m like, shall I make my music sound like that? But I can’t only go with what’s hot. I still got to go with what I want to do.”
Who will feature on Cardi B’s new album?
It sounds like soon-to-be-ex husband Offset could make an appearance. In the same Elle interview, Cardi said: “If you all are so curious to know about my relationship and blah, blah, blah, I’m going to put it in the fuckin’ music, and you can buy it, too. I’m not going to give it to you all for free.” But that could just mean lots of dirt-dishing about him.
We can assume that mega-hit ‘WAP’ featuring Megan Thee Stallion will make it on the album – although it’s not a given.
Have we heard any songs from the new album?
Potentially ‘WAP’, if it’s included.
She also shared a very brief clip of a track, captioned ‘Respect’, back in February, which you can hear below.
Cardi announced her feature on a new track, ‘Me Gusta’ with Brazilian megastar Anitta which sees Cardi rap in Spanish. The song also featuresa Spanish verse from Myke Towers and was released on Friday 18 September.
Cardi said of the new track, before its release: “As soon as I heard his song… I kept repeating the hook in my head.”
As it’s an Anitta track, it seems unlikely it will feature on Cardi’s album.
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