B.o.B Goes Gold With “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY”; Grammy-Nominated Debut Album Now RIAA-Certified Gold
“B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY,” the Grammy-nominated album from Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/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 including “Record of the Year” for “Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars)” and “Best Rap Album,” B.o.B was also nominated for three awards at the 2011 BET Awards including best “Male Hip-Hop Artist,” as well as “Best Collaboration” and “Best Video,” both for “Airplanes (feat Hayley Williams of Paramore).”
Not stopping there, B.o.B took Austin, TX by storm with a string of stellar performances at this year’s SXSW Festival including Atlantic Records’ “Killers, Lasers, Papers” showcase with Wiz Khalifa, Janelle Monae and Donnis. On top of this, B.o.B was nominated for 3 awards at this year’s Billboard Music Awards including nods for “Top Digital Song” for “Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)” and “Top Rap Song,” for both “Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)” as well as his breakout hit, “Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars).”
What’s more, the past year saw the star, who BET.com named as “One To Watch,” joining President Obama by bringing his electrifying stage show to the Democratic National Convention as part of the Gen44 Summit, a number of high-profiled TV appearances including The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Wendy Williams Show, Saturday Night Live and The Mo’Nique Show, while gracing the covers of national publications including Complex and VIBE. Adding to this, B.o.B is one of the faces of Adidas’ 2011 “All Adidas” global brand campaign which also includes the likes of Katy Perry, David Beckham and NBA star Derrick Rose.
B.o.B is currently in the studio working on the highly anticipated follow up to “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY.”
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