B.o.B Goes Gold With Debut Album
B.o.B. presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray, the Grammy-nominated album from Atlantic recording artist B.o.B, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, has been officially RIAA-certified gold with sales exceeding 500,000 units. The album has spawned 3 multi-platinum hits including the lead single Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars), which has sold approximately 2.8 million singles to date and Magic (feat. Rivers Cuomo), which has sold nearly 2 million digital singles.
Adding to all this, the album’s second single, Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore,), which in September 2010 Entertainment Weekly called “one of this summer’s most evocative cross-genre hits,” has sold over 4 million singles to date, proving to be one of the album’s stand-out tracks.
Continuing with his wildly acclaimed success, B.o.B is currently serving as the supporting act for selects dates on Def Jam recording artist Rihanna’s North American Loud Tour 2011. This 9-date stint on the tour, which kicked off on June 6th at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre and wraps up at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 2nd, marks the Atlanta native’s third major tour this year after joining labelmate Lupe Fiasco’s Steppin’ Laser Tour, as well as headlining his own international Shootin’ For Stars Tour.
This new set of performances comes on the heels of a whirlwind year for B.o.B. Along with five nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards, B.o.B was also nominated for three awards at the 2011 BET Awards.