Rod Wave is on top for the first time.
The 22-year-old entertainer’s SoulFly debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the company reported Sunday (April 4).
The album moved 130,000 equivalent album units in its first week, marking the biggest week for an R&B/hip-hop album in 2021 in terms of units earned.
SoulFly is his third charting album, following Ghetto Gospel, which peaked at No. 10 in 2019 and Pray 4 Love, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2020.
SoulFly is just the second R&B/hip-hop album to hit No. 1 the last five months since Playboi Carti’s Whole Lotta Red, which spent a week at No. 1 on the chart in January. Before that was Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, which spent its second of two nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in October of 2020.
Congratulations to Rod Wave! Check out this week’s full Top 10…
1. Rod Wave, SoulFly
2. Justin Bieber, Justice
3. NF, Clouds (The Mixtape)
4. Carrie Underwood, My Savior
5. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
6. The Weeknd, The Highlights
7. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
8. Young Dolph and Key Glock, Dum and Dummer 2
9. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
10. AJR, OK Orchestra