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Rod Wave’s ‘SoulFly’ tops the ‘Billboard’ 200 Albums chart


Rahim FortuneRod Wave has landed his first-career #1 album, after SoulFly topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart this week.

The Florida rapper’s third solo album earned 130,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 1, according to Billboard. 126,000 units came from streaming, marking the largest streaming week of 2021 for an R&B/hip-hop release. 

From the 14-track effort, Rod’s single “Street Runner” is at #18 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip hop song chart and “Tombstone” is at #32.

SoulFly is Rod’s third album on the Billboard 200 chart following 2019’s Ghetto Gospel and 2020’s Pray 4 Love, respectively at #10 and #2. SoulFly is also the second R&B/Hip-Hop album to hit #1 in the last five months following Playboi Carti’s December release, Whole Lotta Red, which spent a week on top the Jan. 9 chart. 

Up next, Rod Wave will perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night. 

By Rachel George
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