B.o.B. on Track to Debut at No. 1 on Billboard Album Charts

XXL Freshman alum B.o.B. is set to debut atop The Billboard 200 next week. Industry insiders hitsdailydouble.com projects that the Grand Hustle rapper’s first album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, will sell between 80,000 and 85,000 units based off the disc’s one-day sales.

B.o.B. currently has the No. 1 single in the country on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with “Nothin’ On You,” his collaboration with Bruno Mars.

XXLMag.com caught up the ATLien during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where he performed alongside Jay-Z, Wale and De La Soul, to find out his reaction to the track’s popularity. At the time “Nothin’ on You” was No. 2 on the charts behind Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” and Bobby Ray wasn’t exactly confident that he’d be able to overthrow the pop star. When asked if the song would be able to make it to No. 1, he said, “I dunno, because I have been hanging up there for a minute and she’s been hanging up there for a minute. So, it’s kinda like, whatchu gonna do? Fuck it. [It’s a] draw.”

During the interview B.o.B. said he didn’t care if he got the No. 1 spot. “It doesn’t matter at this point,” he explained. “It’s all to-ma-toes, to-mah-toes, No. 1 and No. 2—it’s like, ‘What do you see, the sun or the moon?’ They’re both there. Even though the sun is a little bigger, you see both of them.”

Check XXLMag.com next Wednesday (May 5) to find out B.o.B.’s exact sales figures. —Elan Mancini

  • http://www.aboveandbeyondmag.com Matt

    speaking of Wale,
    how much units did he move?

    • mav

      not enough only moved 30000 the first week
      this is pretty solid for bob cant really hate on 1 but any of yall who were sayin hes better than drake will see the fans dont really agree sales wise i think nothin on u
      did good as far as song go it didnt help him sell too many records cuz only broads like that wack shit anytime u come out witta joint for females as a lead single it doesnt help to separate you from others bcuz everybody oversaturates the market wit that kinda shit probably woulda did better wit if he dropped something more original cuz if that was the first time you heard him u would swear he was garbage

      • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

        If he gets on the right summer tour, maybe BEP or ke$ha or something he’s gone. Expect to see him at awards time.

        Young Dro where you at?

      • jtm

        regardless if it only sold 85k it was a good album i bought it. illamatic didn’t sell that much too and fuck drake he is no way near b.o.b’s level.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjsQWSeQ43E Neo

          click my name for video

        • don’t worry about it

          Idc what he sells i bought it and it is one of the most solid albums from beginning to end i have heard in a very long time

  • HU

    I thought he was garbage until I heard he had a track with Eminem. His first single sounds like any random radio song. I paid it no mind.

    Anyway, I’m sponsoring a bill to execute anyone with a tattoo on their neck or wrists. This will lower the crime rate and reduce money spent on welfare. It should pass in Illinois (aiming for Chicago) in a few months and hopefully nationwide soon after. Support HR 1435!!

  • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

    I heard the whole al, and it was dope. Bout time a dope ass artist got top spot.At least in a while.

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  • jtm

    i just got the album yesterday and it is dope. i can’t believe it is only gonna sell 85k that’s bullshit.

    • graysonapollo

      no worries jtm, it said 80k gor first day sales, thats at least 560k, and thats if he doesnt go diamond. wayne was predicted ar 60k the first day and look what he did…

      • nunya

        no it says he will sell 80-85k this week based off of his first day sales so theyre projecting this week based off whatever he sold the first day

  • Garkappow

    Hello I am currently out of work in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have searched all the job boards more times than thousand times and applied to 100s of positions. However, i have not been able to find a single good response to my applications. If anyone knows about particular job site where i can look for a good job, please reply me with the location details. I will be thankful to you for your early response.

    • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

      Mad left field, & I don’t know how they do it in Ohio, but look into the county/city/state workforce places, or try the temp/staffing agencies. It’s getting warm so check for the job fairs and any other fairs coming, Xtra help is always needed. Good luck.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjsQWSeQ43E Devin

    naw this the new single click my name Devin and it will take you to some hot shit. so ill and its so true. it is like a story

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjsQWSeQ43E Devin

    click my name to listen to the illest song of 2010.

    • Capital G

      I clicked and I’m fairly confident I speak for the group: STOP NOW! Seriously fam, do yourself a favor and hang it up. UPS probably ain’t hiring but use $yk’s advice and hit up a job fair, not an open mic night. It’s a rough world out there kid, avoid the embarrassment and blows to your ego.

      • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

        The funny thing Cap is that homie is doing exactly what I’m saying in my bboycult blog.

        Just ain’t nothing groundbreaking to make the world do a double take. Thanks for the video Devin!

        • Capital G

          My man, you stay giving positive advice to the masses, gotta respect that. I actually headed over to http://www.bboycult.com and just read that drop after shittin’ on this young man. You laid out the blueprint for these cats but who knows how good their collective reading comprehension level is. You stay being right $yk, Devin… I stick by what I said.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aRA1aB5YpE mav

      that shit sound like it came out in 89 or some shit click on my name to hear some way better shit than that

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    I downloaded B.o.B for free at first. I did this after someone texted me and said it was dope. It was dope. I bought a copy today and it was the last one. Ya, a young lady was holding another one. The lead single is for the ladies. the next is for hip hop heads. The entire disc collectively is a great body of work. No, he does not sound like Andre 3000

  • http://bit.ly/aCWUg9 Devin

    I still say click my name. Maan are ya’ll serious. did you not hear the progression of the story. thats the problem with cookie cutter rappers these days. rhymes are wack. no story no substance. this aint bout no positive shit or negative shit. this true shit. the track is simple yet flawless all the way through. it kills most modern day studio gangster bullshit. you got to listen to the lyrics. click my name and hear it again. the story touches on the progression of what money means to the artist and how the artist learns the hard way what its about in the world. it hits sterotypes, government, hustling and all that. if you cant hear that then get the ear wax out your ear. CLICK MY NAME FOR THE TRUTH. i appreciate the constructive critique but damn you cant sleep on this. the lyrics are way too good. bout time to breathe life back in the game. and thats whats up

  • http://bit.ly/aCWUg9 Devin

    thanks $yk, i just think this track is a creeper. the more you hear it the more people will get what is being said. but thanks for the listen ya’ll

  • http://bit.ly/aCWUg9 Devin

    Mav your song bout as cheesy as those cheetos you eaten in that video. take that hot trash out to the garbage. haha naw but there were a few cool lines. but song as a whole doesnt compare to the video i was talkin bout.

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    This is why I build.

    mav & Devin did y’all peep my blog?

    mav you the shorty or light skinned cat?

    Peep game, if I was an A&R dude, I’ma stay tuned to Devin, cause he gave me the different visual. mav and them got some spit, but it’s the same mundane look rap has had for a couple of years, I’ma pass that over because redundancy is boring.

    Devin if your $ song ain’t better/spicier/slicker than the O’Jays original, it’s a done deal.

    Both of y’all, why would I want to sign you/pay attention/be interested? The fan of all fans, Capital G, A real dude from the streets, said he ain’t feeling y’all like that, that’s your paying public. Just remember he took the time to look at what you had to offer before your dismiss his words/opinion/advice.

    Go back and read what I wrote in that blog. You’re on the right track but not utilizing your own capabilities.

    Your welcome to drop comments there so we can continue this train of thought. Cap is right, he’s just looking down the block while you’re crossing the street.

    • mav

      to devin i liked the songs message and the lyrics were good it just sounds a lil old school style $yk that was just a mixtape joint i did a while back im the light skinned cat not the shorty but anyways im a much deeper thinker than that i just wanna keep the streets on my side too i got deep shit im a post a different song on my name and see what yall think of that thanx 4 checkin out the video though

    • http://limelinx.com/files/1011b3017012c751abd40d1f9f89a55b mav

      heres the link its not all the way mastered and im the second cat rhymin

  • Anonymous

    B.O.B suprised me with his album…i thought maybe it was gonna be like kid cudi aldum or sumthing but it really good except one song called “Magic”… sounds like a gotdamn disney song. but i think he will sell at least 150,000

  • herb

    B.o.B gonna sell don’t worry if he had just one hit it would be a different story but he got 2 songs in the top 10 of the billboard right now…jamie foxx didnt do big numbers his first week but his cd went platinum cuz “blame it” had major radio play so people kept buying it and that’s whats gonna happen with this cd as well

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  • Capt. Obvious

    80,000??? are yall fucking nuts!! he’ll do @ least 200k! i saw sum white kids in the mall bumpin dat Airplanes song…and Nothin on You is number 1….what are yall thinking?

  • Will

    Most of the white folks are just downloading Airplanes for the Paramore chick and Eminem, and the females are downloading Nothin on You. So I’d say 80,000 is pretty cool, those facts aside…

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