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|Released||February 20, 2007|
|Genre||Christian rap, Christian hip hop, Christian rock, Christian R&B, Christian contemporary|
|Produced by||Toby McKeehan|
|Last album|| Renovating Diverse City|
|Next album|| Alive and Transported|
Production and releaseEdit
Portable Sounds was released on February 20, 2007 through ForeFront Records. It debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200. This was tobyMac's highest chart position as a solo artist. It sold 51,000 copies in its first week. In its second week on the Billboard 200, Portable Sounds fell to #38, in its third week to #47, and in its fourth week it fell to #63.
A Deluxe Edition of Portable Sounds was released on October 23, 2007. The Deluxe Edition includes the original CD, plus a DVD containing all five music videos, behind-the-scenes footage, and remixes of "Ignition" and "Boomin'".
The tracks "Feelin' So Fly" and "I'm For You" were featured in the video game Thrillville: Off the Rails.
The album artwork for Portable Sounds was used to set the background for the LifeMusic Wiki logo.
- "One World" (featuring Siti Monroe) – 3:50
- "Made to Love" – 3:50
- "Boomin'/Opera Trip Interlude" – 4:02
- "I'm for You" – 3:47
- "Face of the Earth/Chuck @ Artist Development Interlude" – 4:38
- "No Ordinary Love" (featuring Nirva Dorsaint) – 3:16
- "Ignition" – 3:53
- "Hype Man (truDog '07) (featuring truDog)" – 1:41
- "Suddenly" – 3:40
- "All In (Letting Go)/Mr. Talkbox Interlude" – 4:33
- "Feelin' So Fly" – 3:49
- "No Signal" – 1:11
- "Lose My Soul" (featuring Kirk Franklin and Mandisa) – 6:17
- "Boomin' (remix)" (featuring Shonlock) - 3:36 [Digital Only]
- "Ignition (remix)" - 3:57 [Digital Only]
- "Made To Love" reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. It was also #1 for 9 consecutive weeks on R&R's Christian Hit Radio (CHR) Chart and was the seccond most played song on Christian CHR radio stations in 2007. It reached #3 on R&R's Christian AC Chart.
- "Boomin" was the only single to have an official music video. This video won a GMA Dove Award. On radio it charted only on the lower half of R&R's Christian Rock Radio chart.
- "I'm For You" reached #2 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. It also was #1 for 8 consecutive weeks on R&R's Christian Hit Radio Chart and was the third most played song on Christian CHR radio stations in 2007. It reached #10 on R&R's Christian AC Chart.
- "One World" reached #10 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. It was also #1 for 3 non consecutive weeks on R&R's Christian Hit Radio Chart. It was the seventh most-played song on R&R magazine's Christian CHR chart for 2008. A remix of "One World" appears on the Hip Hope Hits 2009 compilation and features a verse from KJ-52.
- "Lose My Soul" reached #2 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart, and #9 on iTunes.
- "No Ordinary Love" and "Ignition" were both released as singles around late 2008.
- "Ignition" was used during the Arizona Cardinals entrance in Super Bowl XLIII
- "Feelin' So Fly"
- "Lose My Soul"
- Siti Monroe
- "Nirva Dorsaint - Ready" (band member)
- "Mr. Talkbox"
- Kirk Franklin
- "Shonlock" (band member)
|U.S. Billboard 200||10|
|Billboard's Top Christian Albums||1|
|"Made to Love"||Billboard Hot Christian Songs||1|
|"Boomin'"||Billboard Hot Christian Songs||-|
|"I'm For You"||Billboard Hot Christian Songs||2|
|"One World"||Billboard Hot Christian Songs||10|
|"Lose My Soul"||Billboard Hot Christian Songs||2|
Members: Kevin McKeehan