Cardi B's debut album, Invasion of Privacy, amassed more than 100 million broadcasts on Apple Music, setting a new record for the first week broadcasts of a female artist on the service, Apple tells The Verge. Invasion of Privacy doubled the previous transmission record, held by the Taylor Swift Reputation, mid-week. It is now the fifth most-broadcast album in the history of Apple Music, passing The Weeknd & # 39; s Starboy and Ed Sheeran & # 39; s Divide.
Typically, debut albums do not establish broadcast records, and they definitely do not break the records set by Taylor Swift, which makes this an even more impressive achievement for Cardi B.
As for Apple Music, which has just reached 40 million subscribers, it continues to show that it can go hand in hand with Spotify, at least when it comes to hip-hop broadcasts, despite the great chasm in users. . The invasion of privacy is only the latest in a growing line of massive debuts for hip-hop artists in the service, and probably not the last.