Rod Wave has topped No.1 on the Billboard charts on Sunday, April 4.
Billboard announced the top10 of the latest Billboard 200 chart and reported that the St. Petersburg native’s third LP ‘SoulFly’ debuted at the top spot displacing Justin Bieber’s ‘Justice’ from the top spot on the chart.
Rod Wave appears to be the first St. Petersburg native to have the No.1 album in the country. Last week Rod Wave had two singles from ‘Soulfly’ on the Billboard Hot 100, Street Runner (No. 32), and Tombstone (No. 82). Apple Music ranked those tracks as the No. 2 and No. 3 most-played songs in the country today.
His debut album, Ghetto Gospel in 2019, debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart before peaking at No. 10. He followed up a year ago with ‘Pray 4 Love,’ which debuted at No. 2 with 72,000 EAU.
According to Billboard, ‘SoulFly’ is just the second R&B/hip-hop album to hit No. 1 in the last five months. The last R&B/hip-hop effort to lead the tally was Playboi Carti’s ‘Whole Lotta Red,’ which spent one week at No. 1 on the Jan. 9 chart. Before that, the last R&B/hip-hop leader was Pop Smoke’s ‘Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon,’ which spent its second of two non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Oct. 24, 2020, dated chart.