Gunna outperforms The Weeknd in first week with his album

It was one of the suspense of this beginning of the year: who, from Gunna and The weekend, whose albums were released on the same day, was going get the best results? After a week, it’s apparently Gunna who is in the lead.

Two great artists, two great albums. Only problem: Gunna and The Weeknd decided to release their surprise projects on the same day, January 7th. followed a race for the project that will be the most streamed, and the bets have rocketed, rather in favor of The Weeknd. After a week, the figures published by Billboard and MRC Data take stock: the Atlanta rapper is in the lead, but the race is very close.

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A tight race

The two projects were put in competition as soon as they were announced, in particular because they share lots of things in common : these are albums “surprise”, of two artists with a strong community, available in luxury with some covers with similar atmospheres (a transformed portrait of the artists), and quality features : Gunna with Duck, Future and 21 Wild, and The weekend with lil wayne, jim carrey, Quincy Jones and Tyler the Creator.

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One week after release the scrapbook DS4EVER de Gunna eventually topped the Billboard Hot 200. According to the New York Times, while Dawn FM sold more CDs (14,800 compared to 4,700 for DS4Ever), Gunna made the difference on the stream, with 193 million clicks against 173 million for the Canadian.

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One masterstroke for Gunna, who was not the favorite and who achieves a new record, with her second consecutive Billboard number one album. He thanked his audience in an Instagram post: “we are number one in the WORLD (…) Thank you to MY fans, MY gang, and my GOD. I love you”.

A small victory, but a victory all the same, which can perhaps be explained by the communication chosen by the rapper of YSL, more cash than its competitor.

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