Cardi B comes through on top.
The rapper’s debut album Invasion of Privacy has been named TIME’s Best Album of 2018. The magazine praised the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker for delivering a solid effort that lived up to the hype and earned her her rightful place in hip-hop.
“Invasion of Privacy delivered–not just on the dark, defensive rap that earned her legions of fans, but also with irresistible hits like the fizzy ‘I Like It,’ which nods at her Latin roots,” writes the publication. “Cardi’s debut doesn’t just earn her a seat at hip-hop’s table–it marks her as a singular voice.”
Upon its release in April, Invasion of Privacy topped the Billboard 200 and earned critical acclaim from media outlets including Rolling Stone, who awarded it 4 out of 5 stars, and Pitchfork, who wrote, “Cardi B’s remarkable debut places her, without a doubt, in the pantheon of great rappers.”
Other albums in TIME‘s 10 Best Albums of 2018 include Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer (No. 2), J Balvin’s Vibras (No. 5), Troye Sivan’s Bloom (No. 7), and Camila Cabello’s Camila (No. 10). See the full list below.
TIME’s 10 Best Albums of 2018
1. Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
2. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
3. Mitski – Be the Cowboy
4. Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
5. J Balvin – Vibras
6. Robyn – Honey
7. Troye Sivan – Bloom
8. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
9. The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
10. Camila Cabello – Camila