Album tops R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart
Rick Ross is back with the No. 1 rap album and most-streamed album in the country with Port of Miami 2 from MMG/Epic Records. The four-time GRAMMY Award-nominated multi-platinum rap icon and Maybach Music Group mastermind takes No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart and No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums Chart. As a result, it becomes his fourth career No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and third No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums Chart. Additionally, it debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200, as all ten of his major label releases have reached the Top 10 with five of those hitting No. 1.
Additionally, the record put up over 67.5 million streams in under seven days, making it “the most streamed album of the week,” according to Billboard. Not to mention, it received widespread critical acclaim.
As part of an in-depth feature, GQ claimed “[the] latest project, by the way, might be his best yet.” Vice declared, “Ross has no plans on stepping down as Hip-Hop’s boss,” and HotNewHipHop stated, “Rick Ross makes luxury rap of the highest order. The word ‘boss’ has been synonymous with Rozay since the inception of his career, and POM2 feels like a carriage of ‘bossed up’ anthems.” Additionally, Hypebeastput it best, “Rick Ross rightfully earned The Boss moniker early on in his career, and Port of Miami 2 extravagantly shows that he’ll be the only one ever worthy of the nickname.”
Ross recently took over television, appearing on ESPN’s First Take and NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Next up, he headlines the Port of Miami 2 Tour. It kicks off Harbour Convention Center in Vancouver, BC, hits major markets coast-to-coast, and comes to a conclusion with two-night stand at Gramercy Theater in New York, NY on October 15-16th. Tickets are available at RickRossPOM2.com.
Rick Ross commands hip hop not only as a true titan of the game, but also as a visionary C.E.O. His historic run accompanies five Billboard Top 200 No. 1 debuts and three No. 2 debuts, four Grammy Award nominations, adorning the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and achieving accolades that may never be surpassed. His debut single “Hustlin” stands out as the “first mastertone ever certified RIAA platinum before the associated album had been released.” With millions of singles and albums sold, his voice remains inescapable. Not to mention, he championed and broke a roster of other superstars — ranging from Meek Mill to Wale — as part of Maybach Music Group.
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