This is merely a landmark that was destined to be thanks to the incredible work she put in during 2017. Over the past 6 months, she has spent more time inside the Hot 100 top 20 and top 10 than any other rapper in the world:
Cardi has spent 42% longer in the Billboard Hot 100 top 20 than her nearest rival Quavo. She's also spent 10 weeks longer inside the top 10 than Post Malone, a certified chart juggernaut.
This performance comes on the back of her solo single "Bodak Yellow", and guest spots with Migos on "Motorsport" and G-Eazy on "No Limit". Her newest track, "Bartier Cardi", landed at number 14 on this week's chart, and it's highly likely it will live within the top 20 for the foreseeable future.
These two charts give a good indication of the longevity of Cardi. The past 6 months she has been competing in a saturated hip-hop singles market, with new offerings from Eminem, Kendrick, 21 Savage, Post Malone, Gucci Mane and Migos. They're all heavy-hitters commercially, especially in 2017, yet Cardi has out-done them all.
And all of this is with no album out! She even competes with other rappers when album chart runs are considered.
Cardi B ran the second half of 2017, and right now she is the hottest feature artist in rap. She's also releasing solo tracks that are out-performing established hitmakers. She laid the foundation in 2017 for an imposing and record-breaking 2018.