Rod Wave’s (Alamo/Geffen Records) indomitable run in 2020 has propelled him into the hip-hop MVP conversation. Wave puts a stamp on his fiery streak with the release of his blistering single “Rags2Riches” featuring Lil Baby. Directed by All the Smoke, the two rap behemoths ruminate about their early beginnings and latest triumphs inside a plush mansion. The sequel follows up Wave’s original record “Rags2Riches,” which zoomed to No. 12 on the Hot 100 and climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard’s Top Triller U.S. and Top Triller Global charts. Currently, “Rags2Riches” is making a significant play on the radio side, sitting at No. 24 on Rhythm and No. 31 on Urban.
After selling 72,000 equivalent album units for his opening week for Pray 4 Love in April, 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 offering clocked in at 25 tracks with eleven new records, including features from Yo Gotti and Lil Baby and previously released singles “Freestyle” and “Through the Wire.” Wave’s Pray 4 Love remains a potent power player on the Billboard 200, as the album has landed in the top 10 for nine weeks this 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. Last month, Wave cemented his status as an elite newcomer with his inclusion into the XXL Freshman Class for 2020.
Rod Wave Pray 4 Love Deluxe Album