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B.o.B Soars to the Top of The Charts With "STRANGE CLOUDS"; Highly Anticipated Album Tops Both Billboard's "Top R&B Albums" and "Top Rap Albums" Charts & Top 5 on Billboard's "Top 200 Albums" Chart Fueled by the Platinum Hit Single "So Goo(May 10, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/10/12 -- "STRANGE CLOUDS," the acclaimed sophomore album from Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B, has debuted at #1 on both Billboard's "Top R&B Albums" chart and "Top Rap Albums" chart, #2 on the "Top Digital Albums" chart and a strong debut on Billboard's "Top 200" chart at #5. What's more, "Both Of Us," the rapper's collaboration with Taylor Swift, has debuted at #8 on Billboard's "Top Digital Songs" chart. The album features the Ryan Tedder-produced hit single, "So Good," which has reached platinum status with digital sales exceeding 1 million singles sold.
To add to the excitement of the album's release, B.o.B partnered with Target on a deluxe edition of "STRANGE CLOUDS," which features five bonus songs. In addition, Target hosted an exclusive album launch party on May 1, which featured a standout performance from B.o.B at New York City's Tribeca Rooftop.
The Atlanta rapper celebrated the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore album with an impressive line-up of television performances of his hit single "So Good" on The View, The Wendy Williams Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he also performed "Where Are You (B.o.B vs Bobby Ray)." This past Wednesday night, B.o.B joined O.A.R on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno for the first televised performance of "Champions," their collaborative track which is featured as part of Duracell's Olympics campaign in support of Team USA. Fans can download "Champions" for free at Duracell's official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Duracell.
One of Hip-Hop's most inventive and exciting artists, B.o.B brought his captivating performance to Tree Sound Studios in his hometown of Atlanta, GA for intimate performances of his hits "So Good," "Where Are You," "Strange Clouds" and "What Are We Doing," exclusively for "The Live Room" on The Warner Sound's YouTube Channel. You can watch B.o.B's performances for "The Live Room" along with other content at www.youtube.com/TheWarnerSound.
"STRANGE CLOUDS" is the highly-anticipated follow-up to B.o.B's critically-acclaimed, RIAA-certified Gold debut album, "B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY," which earned an outstanding five Grammy nominations including "Best Rap Album." The album includes collaborations with the likes of T.I., Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ryan Tedder, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and more, with production from heavy-hitters Dr. Luke, Salaam Remi, Ryan Tedder and even B.o.B himself. "STRANGE CLOUDS" has earned B.o.B high praise from critics ranging from Rolling Stone, who said that "... his strength is being inquisitive, like detailing his wealth, then asking if it matters," while Entertainment Weekly acknowledged that B.o.B "... knows how to hang in nearly every sonic situation, and master it -- just like a real rock star."
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