ROD WAVE DELIVERS SOPHOMORE ALBUM SOULFLY
Features 19 Tracks, Including Billboard Top-40 Hit “Street Runner”
Nearly a year after releasing his triumphant album Pray 4 Love, Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) begins his new journey for his sophomore effort SoulFly. Wave’s latest offering clocks in at 19 tracks, with the lone feature coming from Chicago star Polo G. Wave’s first single, “Street Runner,” exemplifies his precocious songwriting abilities along with his unrelenting honesty and is already proving to be a Billboard success, debuting this week at No. 36 Hot 100.
To commemorate the release of “Street Runner” last week, Wave partnered with Krool Toys to put together an arcade racing game. His second single, the somber “Tombstone,” has kept fans enthralled, with one eager enthusiast tattooing the song’s hook on his leg on TikTok. Wave’s two singles currently occupy the No. 1 and No. 2 slots on the All Genres Chart on Apple Music. SoulFly also usurped the top slot on Apple Music’s Pre-Add Chart, ousting Justin Bieber’s Justice. Stream HERE.
After selling 72,000 equivalent album units for his opening week for Pray 4 Love, Rod Wave toppled his previous feat with an astounding 75,000 with his project’s deluxe effort. Rising to No. 4 on the Billboard 200, the reloaded project included 25 tracks with eleven new records, including features from Yo Gotti and Lil Baby and previously released singles “Freestyle” and “Through the Wire.” The streaming success of Wave’s deluxe vaulted Pray 4 Love to the 1-billion-mark last year.
Wave’s illustrious journey to rap’s hierarchy in 2020 remains one of music’s most celebrated stories. Less than six months after dropping the Gold-certified Ghetto Gospel, the Florida rapper earned his second consecutive trip on the Billboard 200 top ten with Pray 4 Love, debuting at No. 2. That same week, Wave was also crowned No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Album chart, solidifying his stake as hip-hop’s premier rookie. Pray 4 Love was the most streamed album during its opening week of release.
Along with his album success, Wave’s smoldering run on the Hot 100 has been equally impressive. Since 2019, he has rattled off 14 Hot 100 entries, including his platinum-selling single “Heart on Ice” and his Pray 4 Love standout “Rags2Riches.” The humble flex of a record skated past the competition, earning him his highest-charting song, peaking at No. 12.
Last year, the former XXL Freshman was named YouTube’s Artist on the Rise. Wave’s growing list of accolades speaks to his indomitable work-ethic, which will propel him to another monstrous year.