Chart News: Rick Ross Scores Fourth No. 1 Album with ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’


MMG’s leader claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as God Forgives, I Don’t opens in the top spot with his largest opening-week sum.

GFID, his fifth studio album, sold 218,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily topping his previous career-best, 198,000, posted by Trilla when it launched at No. 1 in 2008.  Ross previously led the chart with 2006’s Port of Miami, Trilla and 2009’s Deeper Than Rap. His last solo release, Teflon Don, narrowly missed the top spot thanks to Eminem’s Recovery, settling for No. 2 in 2010.

Ross has now collected more No. 1 albums than some rappers with longer histories on the Billboard 200: like Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg, who both have three No. 1s. (Though, Ross is still far behind the man with the most No. 1s among all rap acts: Jay-Z, who has 12 toppers.)  – Billboard

If you haven’t already, read my review for Rozay’s latest here.


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Monté Delorian is a freelance music journalist and the creator of WATM ONLINE. Follow him on Twitter @MonteDelorian. Email him at monte[at]

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