There's Really a Wolf

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There's Really a Wolf
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Studio album by Russ
Released May 5, 2017
Recorded 2015–17
Genre
Length 63:50
Label
Producer Russ (also exec.)
Russ chronology
There's Really a Wolf
(2017)
Zoo
(2018)Zoo2018
Singles from There's Really a Wolf
  1. "Pull the Trigger"
    Released: July 28, 2015
  2. "What They Want"
    Released: August 19, 2015
  3. "Losin Control"
    Released: November 9, 2015
  4. "Do It Myself"
    Released: December 31, 2015
  5. "Me You"
    Released: June 6, 2017[1]

There's Really a Wolf is the Columbia label debut studio album by American rapper Russ, who composed and produced all of the songs. It was released on May 5, 2017, by Russ My Way Inc. and Columbia Records and peaked at number seven on the US Billboard 200 and number four on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[2][3][4] On April 18, 2018, it was certified platinum.

External video
Russ - Losin Control (Official Video) (February 1, 2016)
Russ - What They Want (Official Video) (May 3, 2016)
Russ - Do It Myself (Official Video) (June 7, 2016)
Russ - Pull The Trigger (Official Video) (July 17, 2016)

Promotion[edit]

The album was announced on April 19, 2017, with a tweet revealing the album's release date of May 5, 2017.

Singles[edit]

All but four of the songs on the album were brand new releases that Russ had recorded and saved from the public eye for a span of two years. The previous released tracks "What They Want", "Pull the Trigger", "Do It Myself", and the R&B track "Losin Control", were all originally released on SoundCloud.[5] "Me You" was sent to rhythmic radio as the third single on June 6, 2017.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

There's Really a Wolf debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 and number four on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts moving 49,000 album-equivalent units in its first week of release.[2] On April 18, 2018 the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over 1,000,000 units in the United States.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and produced by Russ Vitale.[7]

No.TitleLength
1."I'm Here"3:59
2."The Stakeout"2:51
3."Act Now"3:09
4."Cherry Hill"3:42
5."Me You"2:44
6."Ride Slow"3:05
7."Don't Lie"3:08
8."Do It Myself"2:47
9."I Wanna Go Down with You"3:03
10."Family & Friends"2:55
11."What They Want"2:45
12."Got This"2:52
13."No Turning Back"2:34
14."Losin Control"3:57
15."Scared"2:59
16."Back to You"3:27
17."One More Shot"3:11
18."Emergency"3:50
19."Pull the Trigger"2:36
20."MVP"4:16
Total length:63:50

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[7]

  • Colm Dillane – art direction, design
  • Russ – primary artist, executive producer, composer, engineer, mastering, mixing, producer, guitar, piano, ukulele

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". AllAccess. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Amaya Mendizabal (May 18, 2017). "Russ' 'There's Really a Wolf' Debuts at No. 4 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "There's Really A Wolf". Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "There's Really a Wolf - Russ - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Russ SoundCloud". SoundCloud. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". riaa.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b "There's Really a Wolf - Russ - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  8. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #420". auspOp. May 13, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Russ – There's Really a Wolf" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "Russ Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 19, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Russ – There's Really a Wolf". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Russ – There's Really a Wolf". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "Russ Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "Russ Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  16. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Russ – There's Really a Wolf". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.