Belkales Marlene Almanzar (English: Cardi B), better known as Cardi B (born October 11, 1992), is a hip-hop singer and popular TV personality on social networks. Born and raised in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City, she first caught attention for discussing her career as a stripper on social media. In addition to being “no candidate position”, she became popular online through Instagram.  From 2015 to 2017, she appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality TV series Love and Hip-Hop: New York. In February 2017, she signed her first trademark record deal with Atlantic Records. Her debut in The Atlantic, titled “Budak Yellow”, reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
From 2015 until 2017, she participated in acting in reality TV in the series “Love and Hip-Hop in New York”, after which she pursued her musical aspirations and released two albums “Gangsta Bitch Music”, the first and second parts, before signing with the company “Atlantic Records” in early 2017.
Ranked # 1 in the top 200 songs, breaking several records, and also receiving a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), her critically acclaimed debut album Invasion of Privacy (2018) won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, becoming the first woman. She wins this award separately.
Since then she has released 3 singles: “Budak Yellow”, which achieved first place in the list of top 100 songs, and made her second on the list of rappers, then “Lauren Hill”, and “I Like It”, which made her the first woman to achieve many The numbers are on the list of the best songs. After collaborating with (Maroon 5) on the song Girls Like You, she became the first rapper to top the 100 best songs 3 times in 2010. And the first singer to achieve the highest single numbers between 2010 and 2020.
Cited by Forbes as one of the most influential rappers of all time, Cardi B is known for her aggressive outpouring and outspoken words, which have received widespread coverage. She is the highest-grossing female rapper of all time by singles ranking of top artists, appears among the top ten certified artists and also has the highest certified rapper song. She has won many awards, including a Grammy Award, 7 Billboard Awards, 5 Guinness Figures, 4 American Music Awards and 11 BET Hip Hop Awards. In 2018, she was featured on Time magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Belkales was born Marlene Almanzar on October 11, 1992, in Washington Heights in the Manhattan area to a Dominican father and a Trinidadian mother. She grew up in Highbridge in the South Bronx and spent most of her time at her grandmother’s house in Washington Heights, which is where she acquired her distinct accent.
Gained the name (Cardi B), derived from the name (Bacardi), a trademark of Rome.  She was a member of Gang Bloods in her youth since the age of sixteen, and yet has stated that she does not encourage joining any gang.  She attended Al Nahda High School for Music Theater and Technology, a vocational high school on the campus of Herbert H Lyman High School.
During her teenage years, Cardi B worked in the Amish Market in the Tribeca neighborhood, after which she began working as a striptease dancer at the age of 19 after she was fired from the supermarket and her former manager recommended her to work in a strip club. Cardi said that working as a stripper was positive for her in several ways, as it helped her return to school, and liberated from poverty and domestic violence, as she was in an abusive relationship at the time after she was expelled from her mother’s house, working in striptease was the only way to earn Enough money to escape from her difficult situation and get an education. She attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College before eventually leaving. During her career as a stripper, Cardi B lied to her mother by telling her that she was making money from babysitting.
In 2003, Cardi B started gaining fame due to the spread of many of her videos on social media such as Vine and Instagram.
On the Billboard series “You Should Know,” Cardi B said her first albums bought were Macy Elliott and Tweet. She credits Puerto Rican rapper Ivy Quinn and Jamaican dancer Spice, as well as Madonna, Lady Gaga, Lil Kim, and Selena.
In response to a question about the initial direction of her music, Cardi B said in an interview, “When I first started rapping, I liked some Kia and Terina songs and they were fight songs and I haven’t listened to combat songs for very long,” she attributes these songs to the rapper for her aggressive rap style. She continued, saying, “Many girls cannot afford the cost of red halls or foreign cars, but I know that every girl has hatred towards another girl, and that not every prostitute loves other prostitutes, and this is what I want to sing about.”
She also points to the influence of her growing up in the South Bronx and real-life experiences in composing the songs, saying, “I wouldn’t be able to rap like I do now if I hadn’t grown up there.