Cardi B’s Sophomore Album: Everything You Need To Know:
It has been nearly two years since Cardi B released her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy. Two number-one singles and a Grammy award later, the Bronx-bred rapper is gearing up to release her highly anticipated sophomore project.
Cardi has already generated significant buzz with the first single from the album, the Megan Thee Stallion assisted “WAP,” which has sold over 350,000 units since its release and is on track to debut at #1 on the charts with an overwhelming lead.
Determined to overcome the “sophomore slump” many artists suffer from on their follow-up projects, Cardi is working hard to ensure that her upcoming project surpasses the bar set with Invasion of Privacy.
Here is everything we know about the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s upcoming sophomore album.
It’s tentatively titled Tiger Woods.
Sharing the news with fans on Instagram Live back in October 2019, Cardi gave an explanation for possibly using the peculiar name as a working title for her sophomore project. “I’m going to name my album Tiger Woods,” she explained, “because remember when everybody was talking shit on Tiger Woods and then he fucking came and won that green jacket? That’s what I’m going to name my album.”
She’s taking her time with this project because of the lackluster response to her last single “Press.”
Cardi got candid in a cover story interview with Elle magazine about the pressure she feels to make sure her next project performs well because of how poor her 2019 single “Press” performed on the charts (the song debuted and peaked at #16).
“I didn’t really like how my last song performed, so I just got my creativity back,” she explained in the interview. “I don’t want to just put out a single and have people buy it because I’m Cardi. I want to put out really good music.” She then referenced how artists like Rihanna and Bruno Mars don’t rush their creative process and the value in working that way.
In an interview on the Zach Sang Show, Cardi confirmed that she will include a track that pays homage to the 90s hit and has already received the blessing from Kim to do it. Some fans have even theorized that the women she featured in the “WAP” music video –aside from Kylie Jenner of course, will be on the album. Normani, Mulatto, Suki, and Rubi Rose, as well as Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalia, all made appearances in the video.