With all eyes on Gucci Mane with the release of his ninth solo album Everybody Looking, the Atlanta rapper comes in at No.2 on this week’s Billboard 200 moving 68,000 units in the album’s first week out.
This marks Gucci’s highest rank ever on the chart, with his previous high being in 2010 when his LP The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted came in at No. 4.
Gucci, however, was not able to unseat Drake at the No. 1 spot. Views has now spent 12 weeks in pole position. Drizzy has virtually spent three full months atop the charts, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 2011-2012 when Adele did it with her album 21. Her album ended up going on as the top shotta for a full 24 weeks. Views justs boxed out the 11 week run at No. 1 by Taylor Swift’s 1989 in 2014-2015.
Coincidentally, Gucci Mane and Drake are currently working on a joint project tentatively titled 6’ers. Frequent collaborator Zaytoven recently confirmed that the project is in motion. “It’s in the works right now,” said the “So Icy” producer.
“When Drake came over to the house to shoot a video, him and Gucci got to talking about making something. It will be a small EP. I think it might be called 6’ers, you know, because Gucci is from Zone 6 and Drake is from Toronto, the 6. It’s definitely happening.”