Bodak Yellow

"Bodak Yellow"
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Single by Cardi B
from the album Invasion of Privacy
ReleasedJune 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)
RecordedKrematorium Studios
(Elmont, New York)
Cardi B singles chronology
"Bronx Season"
"Bodak Yellow"
"No Limit"
Music video
"Bodak Yellow" on YouTube

"Bodak Yellow" (alternatively titled "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)") is the major-label debut single by American rapper Cardi B. It was written and recorded by Cardi B and produced by J. White Did It and Laquan Green with additional songwriting by Klenord Raphael and Jordan Thorpe. It was released on June 16, 2017, by Atlantic Records as the lead single from her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy (2018).[4] The song was influenced by and interpolates the flow of American rapper Kodak Black's song "No Flockin".[5][6][7]

"Bodak Yellow" received critical acclaim. The single topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for three consecutive weeks, making Cardi B the second female rapper to reach number one with a solo song, following Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" in 1998.[8][9][10] Its accompanying music video was shot in Dubai. It was certified nonuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), becoming the highest-certified single by a female rapper.[11] Selected by The Washington Post and Pitchfork music critics as the best song of 2017, it was also cited by many publications as one of the songs that defined the 2010s decade.

"Bodak Yellow" received nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 60th Grammy Awards.[12] The song won Single of the Year at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards[13] and Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Song at the 2018 American Music Awards.[14]

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  2. ^ Ungerman, Alex (September 25, 2017). "Cardi B Cries Tears of Joy After Knocking Taylor Swift Off the Top of the Charts -- Watch!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
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  4. ^ Dandridge-Lemco, Ben (June 22, 2017). "Cardi B Officially Signed a Deal With Atlantic Records". The Fader. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Cardi B Pays Homage To Kodak Black On "Bodak Yellow"". June 19, 2017.
  6. ^ Genius (July 20, 2017). "How Kodak Black Influenced Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" – Genius News" – via YouTube.
  7. ^ Dandridge-Lemco, Ben (June 19, 2017). "Cardi B Shares New Track "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"". The Fader. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Every No. 1 Rap Song in Hot 100 History". Complex.
  9. ^ Trust, Gary (September 25, 2017). "Cardi B 'Moves' to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Bodak Yellow,' Post Malone Debuts at No. 2 With 'Rockstar'". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  10. ^ Trust, Gary. "J Balvin, Willy William & Beyoncé Blast to No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Mi Gente', Cardi B No. 1 for Third Week". Billboard. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  11. ^ "Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" Becomes Highest RIAA-Certified Single By A Female Rapper". All Hip Hop.
  12. ^ Grammy Nominations 2018, November 28, 2017
  13. ^ "Cardi B Performs". XXL Mag.
  14. ^ Lewis, Hilary (September 12, 2018). "American Music Awards: Drake, Cardi B Lead 2018 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2018.

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