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Cardi B signs to Sony/ATV

By | Published on Wednesday 18 October 2017

Cardi B

Rapidly ascending rapper Cardi B has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV. This follows her recent single, ‘Bodak Yellow’, going to number one in the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks – the first US number one by a solo female rapper since 1998.

“As ‘Bodak Yellow’ has already demonstrated, Cardi B is one of a rare breed of unique artists who the industry only witnesses occasionally”, says Sony/ATV’s US Co-president Rick Krim. “We are honoured that Sony/ATV will get to work with this special talent who is not just impacting music but pop culture as well”.

The company’s senior director of A&R Jennifer Drake adds: “Candi B is honest, real and refreshing and has the confidence to say exactly what she is thinking and feeling. It’s tangible and you can connect to that. We are so proud to be able to work with a talented artist like Cardi and excited to see her push the culture forward”.

Meanwhile, Cardi B herself says: “Oooo, I’m so happy to be with my new family [at] Sony/ATV. ‘Bodak Yellow’ is only the beginning and we’re just getting started”.

Cardi B first rose to fame in the US on VH1 reality TV show ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’. Since then she’s released various singles – including a take on Lady Leshurr’s ‘Queen’s Speech 4’, titled¬†‘Cheap Ass Weave’¬†– and three mixtapes. Her ‘Gangsta Bitch Music Vol 2’ release from January won Best Mixtape at this month’s BET Hip Hop Awards.

Watch the video for ‘Bodak Yellow’ here: