Rod Wave reigns on top of the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career.
For, his latest album ‘SoulFly’ has premiered at #1 on the coveted chart.
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Wave’s third LP arrived on March 26 and was supported by the singles: ‘Street Runner’ and ‘Tombstone’ – the latter of which is projected to nearly entering the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
In its first full week of sales, the project earned equivalent sales of 130,000 units, per Billboard.
Of that large sum, streaming accounted for nearly all of it.
‘SoulFly’ earned a massive 189.2 million on-demand streams, which translates to 126,000 equivalent album units. Traditional album sales comprised of 4,000 units and track equivalent units equated to less than 1,000 units.
‘SoulFly’ logs the biggest week for an R&B/hip-hop set released in 2021 in terms of units earned, surpassing the 88,000-unit launch of The Weeknd’s ‘The Highlights.’
All of Wave’s albums have now charted within the top 10 of the Billboard 200. At the time of reporting, the project is challenging for a second week atop the chart. However, Lil Tjay and Justin Bieber are also challenging for the spot.