Rod Wave


Rodarius Marcell Green (born August 27, 1998), known professionally as 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).


August 23, 2022

Rod Wave Surges to No. 1 on the Artist 100 Chart

He also charts 12 songs from 'Beautiful Mind' on the Hot 100.

August 22, 2022

Nicki Minaj & Rod Wave Top the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 Charts | Billboard News

Nicki Minaj gets her first solo No.1 on the Hot 100 chart with her viral hit song ‘Super Freaky Girl’ and Rod Wave tops our Billboard 200 albums chart with ‘Beautiful Mind’.

August 21, 2022

Here Are the First Week Numbers for Rod Wave's Chart-Topping 'Beautiful Mind'

Rod Wave's 'Beautiful Mind' becomes his second straight album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, joining last year's release 'SoulFly.'

August 21, 2022

Rod Wave’s ‘Beautiful Mind’ Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Plus: Megan Thee Stallion’s scores her fifth consecutive top 10 with “Traumazine.”

August 14, 2022

Here Are the First-Week Sales Projections for Rod Wave and Megan Thee Stallion's Albums

Megan Thee Stallion is expected to land at No. 2 with her much-anticipated 'Traumazine' album, the follow-up to 2020's chart-topping 'Good News.'

August 12, 2022

The Best New Music This Week: Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Rod Wave, and More

Complex's best new music this week includes songs from Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Ronald Isley, Ari Lennox, Morray, Rod Wave, JID, and more.

August 12, 2022

Rod Wave Wants To Convince Us He’s a Complicated Man On ‘Beautiful Mind’

The trap crooner's real-life sins colors his music's macho aggression and heartbroken sensitivity.

August 12, 2022

Rod Wave Shares New Album ‘Beautiful Mind’ f/ Jack Harlow and December Joy

Rod Wave's 'SoulFly' follow-up was released on Friday. Spanning 24 tracks, the new album features appearances by Jack Harlow and December Joy.

August 12, 2022

Drake Responds to Rod Wave's Explanation for Turning Down Collaboration

Rod Wave said he turned down the chance to appear on Drake's "Lemon Pepper Freestyle," saying he simply wasn't happy with the verse he recorded.

August 11, 2022

Rod Wave Talks Turning Down Drake Record, Stopping Sad Music & Beautiful Mind Album | Complex 360

With his new album 'Beautiful Mind' dropping this week, Florida's very own, Rod Wave pulled up to the L.A. hills to chat with Speedy Morman. There, they discuss

August 9, 2022

Rod Wave Narrates a Tragic Tale of Love and Loss in New ‘Alone’ Video

The track will appear on the St. Petersburg rapper's upcoming third studio album Beautiful Mind

July 28, 2022

Rod Wave Shares “Stone Rolling” Single and Video, Reveals ‘Beautiful Mind’ Release Date

After months of teasers, Rod Wave revealed his fourth studio album 'Beautiful Mind' is about to drop, and celebrated with a new single and video.

May 19, 2022

Rod Wave Felony Battery Charges Dropped

Following his early May arrest on a felony charge of battery by strangulation, the charges against rapper Rod Wave have been dropped.

May 19, 2022

Rod Wave Has Felony Battery Case Dropped

The Florida rapper and singer was recently arrested and accused of choking his ex-girlfriend

May 12, 2022

‘Heart on Ice’ Rapper Rod Wave Choked Ex-Girlfriend, Arrest Record Shows

Rapper faces a felony charge for domestic battery by strangulation

May 11, 2022

Rod Wave Reportedly Choked Ex-Girlfriend Until She Couldn’t Breathe While Their Kids Were Home

An arrest affidavit that has become public accuses Rod Wave of choking his ex-girlfriend until she couldn't breathe, while their kids were in the house.

May 3, 2022

Rod Wave Arrested, Charged With Felony Battery By Strangulation

The "SoulFly" rapper was arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida on Sunday (May 1) evening.

May 2, 2022

Rod Wave Booked for Felony Battery by Strangulation

The rapper and singer was arrested Monday night in Florida

May 2, 2022

Rod Wave Faces Felony Charge After Being Arrested for Battery by Strangulation

According to court documents, Florida rapper and singer Rod Wave is facing a felony charge of battery by strangulation following his arrest on Monday morning.

April 11, 2022

Rod Wave Gives Away $25,000 Worth of Gas to Hundreds of Drivers in St. Petersburg

Rod Wave sprung into action to help his hometown amid the rising costs of fuel, as the St. Petersburg artist donated $25,000 worth of gasoline.

February 21, 2022

One Great Song From Great Hip-Hop Albums in Recent Memory

Tracks from Tyler, The Creator, Slowthai, Baby Tate, Rod Wave, Conway The Machine, J. Cole and more. Continue reading…

February 1, 2022

Here Are the Lyrics to Rod Wave’s ‘Cold December’

Follow along with the words of Rod Wave's 2022 hit.

January 21, 2022

Rod Wave’s New Video Might Be His Loneliest One Yet—Which Says a Lot

Plus more highs and lows from the world of rap this week, including Jim Jones’ Betty White tribute and Zack Fox’s questionable role on the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.

December 12, 2021

Rod Wave Responds to People Calling His New Song a Suicide Note

Rod Wave speaks. Continue reading…

December 11, 2021

Rod Wave Concerns Fans After Dropping New Song 'Nirvana'

Pray for Rod. Continue reading…

September 16, 2021

Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Uzi Vert Lead Third Annual Posty Fest

Roddy Ricch, Jack Harlow, Polo G, Rod Wave, and more also set for rapper's hometown Dallas-area two-day fest

August 31, 2021

Watch Rod Wave Sing Adele’s “When We Were Young”

He talks about singing the song for his daughters in a new interview with Montreality

August 31, 2021

Drake Keeps His Artists 500 Streak Alive as Trippie Redd Returns to the Top 5

Rod Wave also rises as Lorde hits a new peak following the release of Solar Power


Paper Chase

August 26, 2022

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Beautiful Mind

August 12, 2022

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August 9, 2022

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Home Ain't Home (feat. Rod Wave)

August 4, 2022

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Stone Rolling

July 27, 2022

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Cold December

January 17, 2022

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By Your Side

November 22, 2021

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SoulFly (Deluxe Version)

August 20, 2021

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Time Heals

August 18, 2021

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Before I Go (feat. Rod Wave)

August 7, 2021

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Forever Set In Stone

May 31, 2021

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Everything Different

May 28, 2021

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Richer (feat. Polo G)

March 26, 2021

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March 26, 2021

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March 24, 2021

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Street Runner

March 10, 2021

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All Week

November 13, 2020

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Shooting Star

October 14, 2020

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Pray 4 Love (Deluxe)

August 7, 2020

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July 31, 2020

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Through The Wire

July 12, 2020

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And I Still

May 22, 2020

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The Last Sad Song

April 22, 2020

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Pray 4 Love

April 3, 2020

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The Greatest

April 1, 2020

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Thief In The Night

February 28, 2020

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Thug Motivation

January 27, 2020

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December 20, 2019

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Dark Clouds

November 29, 2019

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Ghetto Gospel

November 1, 2019

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Close Enough to Hurt

October 23, 2019

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Cuban Links (feat. Kevin Gates)

October 11, 2019

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Heart On Ice (feat. Lil Durk) [Remix]

September 27, 2019

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August 14, 2019

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June 14, 2019

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Paint The Sky Red

June 12, 2019

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Calabasas (feat. E-40)

June 7, 2019

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Heart On Ice

May 31, 2019

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Popular Loner

April 3, 2019

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Hard Times

April 3, 2019

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Hunger Games 3

December 7, 2018

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Feel The Same Way (feat. Moneybagg Yo)

December 5, 2018

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November 28, 2018

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Heart 4 Sale

September 26, 2018

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Hunger Games 2

May 25, 2018

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Praying Grandmothers

April 19, 2018

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