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Rick Ross' 'Port of Miami 2' Sets Sail at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

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Rick Ross attends Rick Ross "Port Of Miami 2" Album Release Celebration at Villain on Aug. 8, 2019 in New York City. 

Rick Ross lands his sixth No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as Port of Miami 2 cruises into the top slot on the list dated Aug. 24. The set enters with 80,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 15, according to Nielsen Music.

The album is Ross’ first leader since 2014’s Mastermind and notably debuts 13 years to the week of its nominal predecessor, Port of Miami, which opened atop the chart dated Aug. 26, 2006 as Ross’ first No. 1 on the ranking.

Here’s a look at all six of his chart toppers on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums:

Album Title, Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1
Port of Miami, one, Aug. 26, 2006
Trilla, one, March 29, 2008
Deeper Than Rap, two, May 9, 2009
God Forgives, I Don’t, two, Aug. 18, 2012
Mastermind, two, March 22, 2014
Port of Miami 2, one (to date), Aug. 24, 2019

Miami 2 also snaps Ross’ three-album streak of projects that peaked in the No. 2 slot: 2014’s Hood Billionaire, 2015’s Black Market and 2017’s Rather You Than Me.

Elsewhere, Miami 2 likewise debuts at No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums chart and at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

As Miami 2 arrives, four of its tracks debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Act A Fool,” featuring Wale, leads the pack with a No. 45 start, followed by “Summer Reign,” featuring Summer Walker (No. 47), “Turnpike Ike” (No. 49) and “Nobody’s Favorite,” featuring Gunplay (No. 50). The four entries push Ross to 99 career titles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. He’s one shy of becoming the ninth member to break the triple-digit club.

Meanwhile, fellow Miami 2 cut and current single “Gold Roses,” featuring Drake, rallies 29-21 on the chart after having previously reached No. 16 and secures the week’s Digital Gainer honor.