Rick Ross is the boss of the Billboard Charts. The Teflon Don’s sixth studio album, Mastermind, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 179,000 copies sold.
This marks Ross’ fifth album to debut at No. 1. His previous No. 1 albums are Port of Miami (2006), Trilla (2008), Deeper Than Rap (2009) and God Forgives, I don’t (2012).
Ross joins a small number of his rap counterparts who have five or more No. 1 albums. These rappers include DMX and 2Pac (five No. 1 albums); Nas and Kanye West (six No. 1 albums); and Eminem and Jay Z (13 No. 1 albums).
Mastermind features an A-list of collaborations from Jay Z, Kanye West, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Big Sean and more.
Last week, Ross appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show to perform “Sanctified,” which features Kanye West and Big Sean.
In other chart news, Pharrell Williams’ sophomore album G I R L debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 112,000 units sold. The album features Williams’ Oscar-nominated hit “Happy,” which he performed at the 2014 Academy Awards.