Taking to his Instagram Story on Wednesday (June 27), the WUNNA rapper shared a post that highlighted he’d reached a significant milestone regarding album sales.
According to the post, Gunna had the “biggest first week for an album with no features since 2021,” to which he thanked his fans for making it happen. “Thanks to my fans, ILY,” he wrote.
Later, he shared a post from a Gunna fan account that reported that the Georgia native’s album had once again topped the Apple Music charts. Check out the posts below.
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Last week, DJ Akademiks reported that the Young Stoner Life affiliate’s new album was reportedly looking like it would sell around 78,000 equivalent album units in its first week after being released June 16.
However, according to Chart Data, he seems to have surpassed that. The rapper’s project is currently sitting at No.3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold nearly 85,000 album units. Additionally, he has 10 tracks sitting on the Billboard Hot 100.
Gunna’s new album is the follow-up to 2022’s DS4EVER, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart shifting roughly 150,000 total equivalent units in its first week.
While the rapper might still have lingering naysayers and doubters, Joe Budden believes that the Atlanta rapper outshined Young Thug, Lil Baby, and Lil Durk with his new album.
On the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, which premiered over the weekend, the former Slaughterhouse member and his co-hosts discussed Young Thug’s new album Business is Business and debated whether it matches up to Gunna’s own new offering.
The crew were in agreement that despite the narrative that he snitched on Young Thug by taking a plea deal in the ongoing YSL RICO case, Gunna’s new project is better than Thugger’s, Baby’s (It’s Only Me) and Durk’s (Almost Healed) respective releases.
“Don’t ever say that again. Don’t ever disrespect rats,” Budden joked in response to QueenzFlip posing the question of whether Thug dropped a better album than Gunna. “We gotta start upping the respect level for the rats around here.”
He added: “They can’t trick me with their little rap conditioning and rap ideologies, fuck outta here. That Gunna shit sound good. It’s better than [Thug’s album] and the rest of them street n-gga albums that have dropped. It’s better than all of them — with no features and no Metro Boomin, with no help and no support. He did it!”