Every artist has a path to success. The window of opportunity will not stay open long so one must cease the moment. An old saying has always been the early bird catches the worm. In the entertainment industry, this is also the case. Eminem's Grammy winning song "Lose Yourself" vividly describes this very notion..
Cardi B's history doesn't involve music as an artist in the traditional sense. Belcalis Almanzar aka Cardi B started her career in the entertainment business as an exotic dancer. After gaining attention in the underworld of strip clubs, Cardi B became an Internet sensation via Instagram. Her personality appeared raw and honest. It was not long before her following went through the roof. At some point in 2015 the Producers of VH1's hit Reality TV Show Love and Hip Hop offered Cardi B a slot on the show. During the recording of the show Cardi B talked about getting serious about a music career. There
were people who literally laughed at her.
When a person truly believe in themselves, the reality of success is more obtainable. This is the case for any profession in my humble opinion. Less than 2 years after being a regular cast member on Love and Hip Hop, Cardi B signed a record deal with Atlantic Records. During this time period Cardi B released mixtapes, videos and had her music all over the internet. People probably still didn't believe until the big moment happened.
In June of this year Cardi B hit the lottery with her single "Bodak Yellow." By August the song was Top 3 on the US Billboard Top 100. The single is now GOLD I believe. Love & Hip Hop has been on for years but no other artist from this series has seen this type of success. You can hear this song in heavy rotation on the Radio, Club Scene and of course The Strip Clubs. I was in Atlanta a few weeks ago and I promise you that Cardi B's music was everywhere! Cardi B is in Nicki Minaj lane at the moment and she is one more hit from being a serious problem for other mainstream artist.
For the past 2 years Cardi B's name has continued to grow. Cardi B has released music that her fanbase and following appear to appreciate. Cardi B also maintains her internet presence as well. In life opportunities don't knock on your door daily. When you hear the sound of opportunity pulling up to your existence you have to be ready to grab it and run. Cardi B's talent more than anything is her personality. People like her and feel that she's authentic. Even if you don't like her music you have to admit that her ambition is impressive.