Cardi B’s recent single “Up” has officially sold over one million album-equivalent units, landing the rapper another platinum track.
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Though it lacks much of “WAP’s” overt sexual magnetism, the simple banger has certainly made an impression already, having officially gone platinum only a little over a month after its release. An impressive feat, and further proof that Cardi B is incapable of dropping a song that doesn’t succeed on the commercial front. At this rate, she’s the proud recipient of thirty-one RIAA certifications, including one Diamond plaque for “Bodak Yellow.” On that note, “I Like It” and “WAP” will likely elevate to diamond status in the near future.
Undeniably, Cardi tends to elicit strong reactions from both fans and haters alike, a quality that has likely helped boost her rampant success. Should her sophomore album indeed arrive this year as expected, it’s all but guaranteed that Cardi will be looking at another slew of gold and platinum plaques to add to her already expansive collection. At this rate, she’s already two for two.