Cardi via Instagram:
Cardi via Instagram:
Cardi B posing for her Whipshots. 🏳️🌈
While doing a her usual Centerfold live for Playboy, Cardi B has went on to confirm that two songs, “WAP,” that featured Megan Thee Stallion & “Up” will be included as apart of her sophomore album.
With this kind of confirmation, this means that these two songs, are technically the first singles to have come from the album. Cardi’s potential sophmore album would already be a pretty big release, as the album would already have over 1.5+ BILLION STREAMS whenever it’s released and would also be able to be eligible for 2X PLATINUM the same day it’s released with having already having two No. 1 singles.
“UP” Music video:
WAP Music video:
It’s been something that’s been widley fan-speculated since the first song that released since Cardi took a break back in 2019. So, it’s nice to finally know that these two songs are indeed apart of the album.
“Happy 9 months Wave 🌊🥺!!! My baby growing too fast on me.”
Happy 9 MONTHS to Cardi & Offset’s little baby boy, Wave!
BardiGang can’t wait to see more of him and to wath him grow over the years! Him and Kulture are some of the cutest sibling duo in Hip-Hop! We ALREADY can’t get enough of him!
Here’s Cardi’s 9 MONTH celebration post of her baby boy via Instagram:
Happy 9 months Wave 🌊🥺!!! My baby growing too fast on me.”Cardi via Instagram (June 4th, 2022)
Happy 9 MONTHS, WAVE! We already LOVE YOU! ❤️🎂
It’s that time of the year again, for the 2022 BET Awards & Cardi has at the very least has been nominated for the “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” category. It’s been a very bit of a dry spell on the music front from Cardi this year in comparison to last year, but it is nice to see that she’s still being nominated even with the lack of releases.
Other nominees in this category in also include: Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Latto, Saweetie, & Nicki Minaj.
Congratulations, to all of the ladies that has been nominated! 🎉🎉🎉
The 2022 BET Awards will be aired on Sunday, June 26th, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The award show ceremony will be hosted by actress, Taraji P. Henson, and will start live at 8 P.M. ET & 8 P.M. delayed in the West.
Happy June 2022! We are in a new month of June!
Hope you guys have been having a GREAT summer vacation so far, and if you’re not and are maybe in summer school, hope that you guys do your best! Also, continue to be safe and wear a mask, COVID-19 is still around out there!
Happy PRIDE MONTH, want to know that we are truly excepting of everyone in BardiGang! Appreciate & respect all kinds of LOVE
So stay safe, and HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER! ☀️😎
“Press” was released on May 31, 2019; while the music video had a long wait, of being released on June 26, 2019. The song would end up at No 16, on the Billboard Hot 100 spending about a total of six weeks on the charts. So, with that kind of success for a single song, why do some call “Press” a flop?
Coming off a very successful debut album with, “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi had took somewhat of a break from music for while. It wasn’t until after the 2019 Grammy’s when Cardi started to release single songs again starting with, “Please Me” (featuring Bruno Mars) which would debut at No. 5 & then peak at No. 3 and was a Top 10 Billboard Hit for both Cardi and Bruno.
After the release of “Please Me,” came “Clout,” which was Offset’s song that featured Cardi, from Offset’s solo album, “Father of 4.” “Clout,” would be the next song released before “Press,” and would show that Cardi’s name does have impact on features, as “Clout,” would debut at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 and would make this a Top 40 hit for both Cardi & Offset. This at the very least showed that Cardi’s name definetly holds weight and has impact on feature songs, and that you will more than likely chart with her on a song.
After the release of “Clout,” came “Press,” for those that don’t know, “Press” by this point, was an unreleased song, that BardiGang wanted as an actual released song. It started out as a viral clip that went around on Instagram in 2018.
So, after the success of some great hits, what happened? Well, even I can admit that maybe the song did come about maybe a year too late. Sometimes you do just need to strike while the iron was hot. The song, would’ve been too good to come out around the time of weird Cardi x Nicki back and forth that was going on around the time. Though, there were fans that didn’t want her to release the song, during that time as it would seem like she was dissing somebody.
Here’s what Cardi had to say about fans calling “Press” a ‘flop’:
“I thought “Press” was fun and it was gangsta, and then because it didn’t perform as good my other songs, people was like, ‘Oh, she’s a flop; oh, she’s dying out. I feel like people are just so tired of me winning. I will look for my name on Twitter, and it’s like hate tweets, hate tweets, hate tweets.”Cardi in her 2019 Vogue cover interview on ‘mild success’ of “Press”
Now, to be fair to the fans, there was much hype around this song when it was coming out. The viral clip on Instagram made it seemed like it was going to be much more. Personally, I do like the song, but do I think of it as one of Cardi’s best songs? NO!
Do I think it had a good music videos? YES!!! The music video for “Press” did actually save the song for some fans. Some may even call it some of Cardi’s best music videos within her videography as an artist. The thing is, the music video also kind of came a little bit too late. Have to remember, the music video came out almost about a month later! Another thing that was also going on when the time “Press,” released, Cardi was also going through on going court trial, that deal with her fighting charges that she had brawled with two batertenders back in 2018.
The music video did capture what was currently going on in Cardi’s life at the moment, and it was a great music video concept. Many people praised the music video, and it’s still one of her most critically acclaimed music videos still. So far since it’s original release, “Press,” is at over 104 MILLION VIEWS on YouTube!
So, to the question, “was ‘Press’ a flop? Honestly, no! I don’t think that “Press,” was a flop. Did it maybe a get a bit too overhyped? Sure. I would not at all consider “Press,” a failure! It still ended up charting within the Top 20 which was still great for Cardi at the time, not everything is going to be big hit Top 5 hit or a even a BIG No. 1 hit! It’s for now, a certified PLATINUM single by the RIAA, and it still has big YouTube numbers.
For a song to be considered a failure at least to me, has to either not chart on the Billboard Hot 100 at all or even be on the Billboard Bubbling Under chart, (even then you’d still have a chance to still chart). It may have not have been the type of success that some BardiGang were hoping for at the time when it released, but I would still say that “Press” was indeed a HIT and not a flop, maybe you have a different exposition on how a song is counted as a hit, but for now I would consider the song as a success and so should BardiGang!
DING-DONG! THREE YEARS ago, Cardi B’s single, “Press” was released!
“Press” debuted and peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song has approximately 240 MILLION combined streams (YouTube + Spotify) and is currently eligible for 2X PLATINUM in the United States.
“Press” music video has also been critically acclaimed, and is seen as one of her best music videos with Cardi’s discography. As of this, “Press” music video has over 104 MILLION VIEWS on YouTube!
Continue to stream & support “Press” on ALL music streaming platforms! Happy 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, “Press!” 🎉🎉🎉