Coming into the game off the strength of his debut commercial mixtape, Feed tha Streets, Compton rapper Roddy Ricch struck fire when he dropped “Die Young” off the sequel half a year later.
The single, which the rapper said he wrote about a deceased childhood friend, received over 80 millions YouTube views and 120 million streams on Spotify. From there, Roddy continued to build up his name by appearing alongside the likes of artists like Meek Mill, Future, Young Thug, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and others.
Then on December 6, 2019, he dropped “The Box” and became a superstar. Produced by 30 Roc and Datboisqueeze, the single off his upcoming debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, was a worldwide smash and became one of the biggest songs of 2020.
“The Box” spent eleven weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as well as topping the charts in other countries like Canada, New Zealand, and Hungary. It also received three Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year, Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. It was official – Roddy Ricch was at the top of the rap game.
From his 2020 debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, to his latest release, 2021’s Live Life Fast, here are the rankings for Roddy Ricch’s first week album sales.
Live Life Fast – first week album sales
Released: December 17, 2021
Label: Atlantic, Bird Vision
First week album sales: 62,000
Billboard 200 position: 4
Singles: “Late at Night”
Features: Future, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Takeoff, Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla Sign, Alex Isley, Fivio Foreign, Lil Baby, and Gunna.
While lacking a worldwide smash hit like “The Box,” Roddy Ricch’s sophomore album still had “Late at Night” as the lead single, which debuted at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring an A-list cast of rap names, including Future, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Gunna and more, Live Life Fast moved a respectable 62,000 units in its first week and debuted in the top five of the Billboard 200.
Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial – first week album sales
Released: December 6, 2019
Label: Atlantic, Bird Vision
First week album sales: 101,000
Billboard 200 position: 1
Singles: “Big Stepper”, “Start wit Me”, “Tip Toe”, “The Box”, “High Fashion”
Features: Gunna, Lil Durk, Meek Mill, Mustard, Ty Dolla Sign, and A Boogie wit da Hoodie.
Released at the end of 2019 via Atlantic Records and Bird Vision Entertainment, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial was supported by five singles, “Big Stepper”, “Start wit Me” featuring Gunna, “Tip Toe” featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie, “The Box” and “High Fashion.”
Bolstered by the chart-topping single “The Box,” Roddy Ricch’s debut album topped the charts upon release and ended up becoming 2020’s most streamed album globally on Apple Music. The album has since been certified double platinum after moving over 2 million units in the U.S.