Cardi B's debut album Invasion of Privacy came out at midnight, and it's already certified gold. According to Chart Data, the immediate certification is thanks to "Bodak Yellow," which had already reached 5x multi-platinum status .
"'Bodak Yellow' has 5m units certified by the RIAA," Chart Data explained in a tweet. "Because 10 track units = 1 album sale, the album has 500k+ units. These units will not be included in official first week numbers."
A similar situation happened with Drake and "Hotline Bling," which appeared on Views months after it was released. Still, according to a press release, this slight technicality makes Cardi the first woman artist to achieve gold certification on her record's release day. She celebrated with a surprise visit from her "whole family," flown in by fiancé Offset.