Rod Wave Bags No. 1 Album, Keeps Bad Bunny Off The Top Spot
The Florida native has earned his second No. 1 album following 2021's 'Soulfly.'
Rod Wave has a lot of reasons to celebrate including the fact that his new album Beautiful Mind has kept Bad Bunny out of the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.
According to Billboard, Rod Wave scored his second No. 1 album on Sunday (August 21) as Beautiful Mind moved 115,000 equivalent units earned in its first week, of which 113,000 consisted of SEA units, equaling 157.73 million on-demand streams of the album.
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Rod Wave stopped Bad Bunny’s massive Un Verano Sin Ti from taking the No. 1 spot, a feat Beyoncé achieved with her latest album RENAISSANCE. However, NBA YoungBoy’s The Last Slimeto fell short last week when the rapper lost to the Puerto Rican megastar by 400 units.
Megan Thee Stallion’s sophomore album Traumazine also debuted at No. 4 after moving 63,000 equivalent album units, of which 54,000 were comprised of SEA units, equaling 85.72 million on-demand official streams. Traumazine becomes her sixth straight project to crack the Billboard Top 10.
Billboard 200: #1(new) @rodwave, Beautiful Mind 115,000 [157.73 million on-demand streams | 2,000 pure sales].
— chart data (@chartdata) August 21, 2022
After several pushbacks, Rod Wave unleashed Beautiful Mind on August 12 with features from Jack Harlow and December Joy. The project was led by four singles, “By Your Side,” “Cold December,” “Stone Rolling” and “Alone.”
Rod Wave previously topped the list with his third studio album, SoulFly, which opened at No. 1 on the chart dated April 10, 2021.
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The rappers other two albums, Pray 4 Love and Ghetto Gospel, finished within the Top 10 cementing his status as a force on the charts.
In June, Rod Wave announced Beautiful