(Nov. 3, 2015 – New York, NY) Multi-platinum selling, Grammy®-nominated hip-hop magnate Rick Ross, whose brand new single “Sorry” featuring Chris Brown has turned into one of the fastest growing singles of his career, has confirmed that BLACK MARKET, his third full-length album release in less than two years, will officially arrive in stores December 4th on Def Jam Recordings/ Maybach Music Group..
BLACK MARKET will be released in two versions, standard and deluxe, the album artwork for both versions was exclusively revealed on Billboard.com. BLACK MARKET is the follow-up to Ross’ Hood Billionaire, released November 2014, and Mastermind, released March 2014, his fifth career album to debut at #1 Soundscan.
Radio activity for “Sorry” has exploded in the wake of Ross personally premiering the single October 6th on the nationally syndicated Breakfast Club morning show on Power 105.1 in New York City. “Sorry” impacted at radio six days later, and was Billboard’s #2 Greatest Gainer at Rhythm that week. Ever since its release, the track has been very reactive in USA tags at Shazam, and advances to #1 this week at USA Future Hits Hip-Hop, and #2 at USA Future Hits. Total combined VEVO streams have topped the 3 million mark over the same period. Ross released the trailer for the upcoming visual for “Sorry” co-starring Chris Brown and Lira Galore, check it out here. Listen to “Sorry” here, and purchase the track at http://smarturl.it/RickRossSorry.
In the lead up to BLACK MARKET, Rick Ross released a stellar mixtape this past summer entitled Black Dollar, which was heralded by critics for his humble and honest wordplay. Pitchfork exclaimed, “that voice of his, and the way he makes it leap and tremble with joy, can momentarily make you believe anything”; while XXL stated “Rick Ross is on the ascent again.” To date, Black Dollar has over 1.7 million listens on mixtape site DatPiff.
Hood Billionaire and Mastermind succeeded Ross’ 2012 release, God Forgives, I Don’t, his fourth album to debut at #1 Soundscan, which included top hits “Touch’N You” featuring Usher, “So Sophisticated” featuring Meek Mill, and fan favorite “Diced Pineapples” featuring Drake and Wale. Ross’ previous best-selling albums include Port Of Miami (2006), Trilla (2008), and Deeper Than Rap(2009), all of which debuted at #1 Soundscan; and Teflon Don (2010).