Grammy Award-nominated rapper Cardi B is set to become the first co-host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” when she returns to Studio 6B for the Monday, April 9 telecast.
The delightfully charming chart-topper, who recently won Best New Artist and Best New Hip Hop Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, will join Fallon on stage throughout the program. She will chat with Fallon and perform in support of her upcoming debut album, “Invasion of Privacy,” then stick around to interview the evening’s other guests alongside Fallon.
This will mark Cardi B’s third visit to “The Tonight Show.” She appeared last year on Dec. 20 as a guest and performed “No Limit” with G-Eazy in September.
The Bronx native made history in 2017 with the release of her breakout single “Bodak Yellow.” The now 5x-platinum smash hit spent three historic weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, making it the first solo #1 by a female hip-hop artist in nearly two decades.
Cardi B followed “Bodak Yellow” with two massive hit singles, G-Eazy’s “No Limit (Feat. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B)” and “MotorSport” by Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, both of which reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Those two songs, in addition to “Bodak Yellow,” made Cardi B the first female rapper to land her first three entries in the chart’s top 10 as well as the first female artist to achieve the same on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. As if that weren’t enough, with the release of “Bartier Cardi” and Bruno Mars’ “Finesse (Remix) [Feat. Cardi B],” which is now certified 2x platinum, Cardi B made history yet again surpassing Beyoncé as the first woman to have five top 10 singles simultaneously on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Her highly anticipated debut album, “Invasion of Privacy,” is set to be released April 6.
From Universal Television and Broadway Video, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Gerard Bradford, Mike DiCenzo and Katie Hockmeyer. Jamie Granet-Bederman produces. “The Tonight Show” tapes before a live studio audience from Studio 6B in 30 Rockefeller Center.