She’s back! On February 1st, Cardi B made the announcement that she will be releasing a new single on Feburary 5th.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) February 2, 2021
Cardi B’s most recent single “WAP” featuring Megan the Stallion managed to break all sorts of records, and form an anthem of female independence. Released on August 7th, through Atlantic Records, the song has grossed over 659 million streams and debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. WAP broke the recorded for the largest streaming week for a song in the United States and gave B the title of becoming the only female rapper to achieve Hot 100 number-one singles in two different decades (20-10)
While WAP blazed a global sensation, it managed to face rejection from the Grammys. The song was never submitted for the 2021 Grammys. B wants to submit the song with her body of work that she has been crafting for the past two years.
According to Grammy rules, “a song that was released during the previous eligibility period may be entered in certain categories — provided the track was not entered in any category the previous year and provided the album did not win a GRAMMY.”
While WAP fits into this category, it is clear that on account of the rapper not yet producing a sophomore album, and having a refusal to submit her top hit, a clear conclusion can be drawn that a sophomore album is in the works, and shall be premiered soon.
So, could Cardi B’s drop of “up” be a teaser to her album? Is this going to be a small key that will help us unlock a larger treasure soon to come or will “up” be a sound teaser, giving us all a sound bite of what’s yet to come?
Only time can tell.
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