Cardi B dropped her debut studio album "Invasion of Privacy" hours ago and is already eligible for a Gold certification.
The Bronx-born rapper can attribute this figure to the massive success of her debut Atlantic Records single, “Bodak Yellow,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 last September and is certified 5x Multi-Platinum (5 million units) by the RIAA. As Chart Data recently noted, 10 track units equal one album sale, which means Invasion of Privacy has moved 500,000 units on the strength of “Bodak Yellow” alone, enough to earn a Gold certification.
We can't really call it a cheat if everyone is doing it. Jay-Z's Holy Grail Magna Carter went platinum the day it dropped. Streaming services will need to fix the system sooner or later, but for now throw your X's up!