Cardi B is coming to “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and not just as a celebrity guest. Instead, the Grammy Award-nominated rapper is scheduled to become the first co-host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and it’s all set to begin when she returns to Studio 6B for the Monday, April 9 telecast for NBC.
It’s already been a terrific year for Cardi B, the popular artist recently won Best New Artist and Best New Hip Hop Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and her new album is just around the corner. Cardi B will join Fallon on stage throughout the program, though the exact details of her new co-hosting duties are being kept secret at this time.
According to NBC, 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 December 20th 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.