Celebrate Cardi B’s Birthday With Her Best Photos [SLIDESHOW]

Jena Greene | Reporter

Today, October 11, is Cardi B’s birthday.

The rapper, reality TV personality, singer, and songwriter turns 26 years old today. Real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, Cardi B was raised in the Bronx and started her career as a stripper. She went on to star in the hit VH1 reality dating series “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” and subsequently released two albums, “Gangsta B*tch Music, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.”

But Cardi B gained serious fame this year, after she got not one, not two, but three number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 list. Her song “Bodak Yellow,” was only the second female rap song to become a number one in music history. Her next song, “I Like It,” became number one shortly thereafter and was ultimately unseated by “Girls Like You,” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B. In other words, she’s her own competition.

And even though she’s a mother now, Cardi B’s showing no signs of slowing down. Check out some of her best photos below.

 


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Jena Greene

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