The 25-year-old singer's 5th studio album also easily unseated Ed Sheeran's "÷ [Divide]" for the largest streaming week for a pop album, which reached 126.7million listens back in March 2017.
Ariana and Cardi looked to be on a social media collision course last weekend when the former tweeted and deleted "trash", "f--k", and "literal bullshit" in immediate response to the latter's win for Best Rap Album.
However, Ariana later clarified that she wasn't referring to Cardi, rather to the Recording Academy's "snub" of her late ex- boyfriend Mac Miller, who was also nominated for his album "Swimming", months after his death via accidental overdose.
"nothing to do w her. good for her. i promise. i'm sorry," Ariana tweeted afterward.
When a fan suggested Cardi was "trash tho", Ariana interjected "she's not at all and that's not what i meant and u know that".
She was particularly upset the Academy had invited Mac's parents, who were there to accept the award had he won.
Cardi meanwhile announced backstage she was splitting the award with the late Mac, having learned his parents were rooting for her after their son.
In October of 2017, Taylor Swift sent Cardi a bouquet of flowers to congratulate her when "Bodak Yellow" became the first solo rap song by a female to hit no 1 in almost 20 years, unseating "Look What You Made Me Do" as it did so.
It remains to be seen if Cardi made a similar gesture to Ariana in light of her latest triumph.