Rod Wave is an American rapper and singer. He is known for his strong voice and incorporation of hip hop and R&B, and has been recognized as a trailblazer of soul-trap.
Wave rose to fame with the 2019 single “Heart on Ice”, which went viral on YouTube and TikTok and peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Wave’s debut album, Ghetto Gospel (2019), peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard 200. His second album, Pray 4 Love (2020), peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200, and included the song “Rags2Riches”, which peaked at number 12 on the Hot 100. His third album, SoulFly (2021), debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 (marking his first chart-topping album).
Rod Wave net worth 2022
Rod Wave’s net worth is $3 million as of 2022.
Rod Wave career
Wave’s career began in 2016, with the release of his mixtape Hunger Games Vol.1. He released several mixtapes independently prior to signing with Alamo Records. On June 14, 2019, he released his mixtape PTSD, which included the song “Heart on Ice”. The song went viral on YouTube and TikTok, peaking at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Wave’s debut album, Ghetto Gospel, was released on November 1, 2019. It peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard 200.
Wave’s second album, Pray 4 Love, was released on April 3, 2020. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200, with a deluxe edition following on August 7.
Several songs from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Rags2Riches” (featuring ATR Son Son), which peaked at number 12 on the Hot 100 and became his highest-charting song. On August 11, 2020, Wave was included on XXL’s 2020 Freshman Class.
In July 2020, Wave revealed during an interview that he was working on his third album, which was originally scheduled for August 27, 2020. He revealed the track list for his album SoulFly on March 6, 2021. After SoulFly came out, it was the number 1 streaming album on YouTube. It was released on March 26, and includes a sole feature from Polo G on the single “Richer”.
The album also includes songs “Street Runner” and “Tombstone”, his highest-charting song which peaked at number 11 on the Hot 100.
In late 2021, Wave garnered some controversy with the release of the song “Nirvana”, that many regarded as a suicide letter, which he strongly denied.
In January 2022, Wave released the single “Cold December”. On May 1, 2022, he released a freestyle of Future’s “Wait for U”, in which he revealed that his next album is titled Beautiful Mind, and was released June 3, 2022. He also announced that he had turned the album in on April 25, 2022.