[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for sharing these links.] As a follow-up on previous posts Cardi B is the undisputed artist of the summer and Who is Cardi B?, we wanted to point out that not only is Cardi B the first female rapper to top US Billboard 100 charts in over 20 years, but she is also the first person of Dominican descent ever to reach No. 1, according to Remezcla’s Isabelia Herrera. Cardi B’s parents hail from the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively.
For full article, see http://remezcla.com/music/cardi-b-dominican-no-1-billboard-hot-100
Also see Brian Latimer’s NBC News post https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/dominican-rapper-cardi-b-officially-number-one-charts-n804581