Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B.‘s new Strange Clouds album will easily become a Top 10 debut with first-week sales projections up to 80,000 sold copies.
Based on one-day estimates, Bobby Ray’s sophomore album will fall short of being a chart topper.
Carrie Underwood‘s poised for a #1 debut. Her new 19/Arista Nashville album, Blown Away, will top next week’s chart with estimates of between 275-295k. Grand Hustle/Atlantic rapper B.o.B’s sophomore album, Strange Clouds, is set for 70-80k in first-week sales. (HITS Daily Double)
The album features collaborations ranging from Lil Wayne to Trey Songz.
1. Bombs Away (featuring Morgan Freeman) 2. Ray Bands 3. So Hard to Breathe 4. Both of Us (featuring Taylor Swift) 5. Strange Clouds (featuring Lil Wayne) 6. So Good 7. Play for Keeps 8. Arena (featuring Chris Brown & T.I.) 9. Out of My Mind (featuring Nicki Minaj) 10. Never Let You Go (featuring Ryan Tedder) 11. Chandelier (featuring Lauriana Mae) 12. Circles 13. Just A Sign (featuring Playboy Tre) 14. Castles (featuring Trey Songz) 15. Where Are You (Bob Vs. Bobby Ray) (Strange Clouds)
In early October, the Atlanta rapper discussed busting rhymes on his second solo effort.
“For me I feel like I been going through phases. And I feel like I’ma always go through phases,” he explained in an interview. “When I first started the first song I ever released was ‘Cloud 9.’ And that was like a smoker’s anthem. The first whole half of the song I was just singing on it — I kinda went through that phase. Went through [an] alternative phase where all I wanted to do was make rock music. Now I just feel like rapping. I feel like naturally I’ma sing, throw a melody here and there but I’m in emcee mode now….Man we gonna get that [out] I’ma say, March. I’m aiming for early March. I don’t wanna say too much.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Outside of album talk, SOHH recently spoke to B.o.B. about his expanding Grand Hustle team.
It’s definitely growing especially with Iggy, Chipmunk, we call him Chip, and Trae Tha Truth. Me and Trae have been cool for a minute. Every time I come to the city, he always looks out. Anyone who knows Trae knows he really looks out. It’s a really good vibe, a really good energy moving. I feel like that’s important because everyone can benefit from that. It’s just a really creative driving force. Even being in opposite areas of the country, you just have that drive which is everything. (SOHH)
Check out a recent B.o.B. interview below: