His debut album currently sits at No. 7 on Billboard 200.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with hip-hop songwriter/artist Rick Ross.

Ross landed in the hip-hop scene earlier this year with the hit "Hustlin'" that reached No. 11 on R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks in June and ultimately sold 1 million ringtones before his album hit retail stores, according to Sony/ATV. His debut album, "Port of Miami," released Aug. 8 on Slip N' Slide/Def Jam, currently sits at No. 7 on the Billboard 200.

Ross has appeared on such recordings as Letoya Luckett’s “Torn” remix, Nina Sky’s “Flippin That,” and Nelly Furtado’s “Promiscuous” remix.

“We are extremely happy to welcome Rick to the Sony/ATV family," says Juan Madrid, director of A&R. "Rick has proven to be one of the breakout stars of this year, and he plays a central role in the exciting reshaping of the Sony/ATV urban roster.”