Rick Ross Reigns With Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200
As projected last week, rapper Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as God Forgives, I Don't bows atop the list with 218,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
That gives the Maybach mogul his best sales week yet, topping the 198,000 that Trilla opened with at No. 1 in 2008. Ross previously led the chart with 2006's Port of Miami, Trilla and 2009's Deeper Than Rap.
Ross has now collected more No. 1 albums than some rappers with longer histories on the Billboard 200: Like Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg (now known as Snoop Lion), who both have three No. 1s. (But Ross is still far behind the man with the most No. 1s among all rap acts: Jay-Z, who has 12 toppers.)
The first-week sales of God Forgives, I Don't were also buoyed by Amazon MP3, which has priced the title for $5 for the entire month of August. The set sold 90,000 downloads last week and easily arrives at No. 1 on the Digital Albums chart.