Who had the best year in 2017! (In my opinion to Debate Follow me @NubianNadja)
- Cardi B. – The year started and ended with the world talking about Cardi B. Before she became known for her music; she was a cast member of Love and Hip-Hop New York. Even before taking a role in reality TV, she was a stripper with a huge following on social media making videos expressing her opinions in a unique type of way. Once leaving reality TV, she turned into a mainstream artist who skyrocketed onto the charts. In the summer of 2017, Cardi B. released her commercial debut single; “ Bodak Yellow”. This single has topped the hot 100 charts for 3 consecutive weeks making Cardi the 5th female rapper to lead the charts and became the second ever to have a solo hip-hop single on the charts. She has been nominated for multiple awards from Bodak Yellow and even snagged two Grammy nominations. She has been on multiple magazine covers like Paper, New York Magazine, Billboard, and Rolling stone. She recently posted her new collab shoe line with Steve Madden. She has just released a new song with 21 savage called Bartier Cardi, and still topping the charts with her feature on “Motorsport” and “no limit”, not to mention her engagement to Migos member, Offset. Celebrities have commended her hard work and efforts such as J.cole, Janet Jackson, and even Beyonce! Cardi has definitely had the best year, topping the charts, newfound love, new cars, new fans and more schmoney!
2.Gucci Mane- Mr. Wizop himself has stepped back into the music scheme after being released from prison in May 2016. He took a small break from his career to focus on himself and came out strong in the music scene 2017. Starting off in January, he was featured on Rae Sremmurd black beetles. The single stayed on the charts for seven conservative weeks. He has had a tremendous year releasing three albums; droptopwop, Mr. Davis, and El Gato: The Human Glacier. Gucci has also released his autobiography giving his fans a look into his life from the times he went to prison, coming home, beating his addiction to lean and now living a better life. The best and most exciting thing that happened to Gucci Mane was his engagement to his longtime girlfriend; Keyshia ka’ior. The couple married on 10/17 on television giving their fans a chance to look at this royal wedding. Following after the wedding was a BET special: the mane event.; A look into the process of what lead up to the wedding. Gucci has been a featured artist on tours such as the weekend and drake, went platinum for his song features and remains on the top 50 for his album singles. Gucci success is the best way to show he is no longer the man he use to be and is moving forward in a better way.
3. SZA -Sza has made a name for herself in 2017 and proven she is here to stay! Being the leading lady in TDE( top dawg entertainment), there was a lot of pressure placed on her to release an album that will stand against some of her colleagues; Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and JayRock. After years of delay, Sza released her debut album CTRL. CTRL has skyrocketed her career with her hit singles, love galore, garden (say it like that), and critically acclaim side-chick anthem the weekend. CTRL has also peaked at number three on Billboard 200. Time magazine had proclaimed this to be album of the year. CTRL has also given her recognition from other artist and landed her a Grammy nomination as best new artist. Sza even posted her Instagram how she felt about all the love from her fans and her new found success. From being homeless living in her car not knowing where her next meal will be, now being one of the fastest rising new artists on TDE. 2017 was the year of SZA.