Billboard 200: Gunna Bests The Weeknd for Second Consecutive Week

Published: Sunday 23rd Jan 2022 by Sam

Gunna shocked the music industry at large when his latest album ‘DS4Ever’ powered past The Weeknd‘s ‘Dawn FM’ to debut at #1 at the Billboard 200.

With just two thousand copies separating the LPs, the race was incredibly close and, it was of note at the time, that the rapper’s release benefitted from various retail configurations – including a slashed price-point.

However, in its second week on the coveted count, Gunna’s ‘DS4Ever’ has shot past Abel’s offering. And the margin is significantly larger.

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While the MC ceded the top spot to the ‘Encanto’ soundtrack, the project still racked up a healthy 96,000 units and only dropped one spot to #2.

Suffice to say, the ATL sensation is pushing more than P. He’s pushing numbers.

Elsewhere, The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’ slipped to #3 with sales of 61,000. 

It’s of note that the singer’s set – which was released with a few days’ notice – is still only available digitally.

The CD edition of the album, which is available to pre-order – arrives on January 28. Vinyls land on April 29.

Per recently revised Billboard rules, sales only count when the purchase is available to ship. As such, it’ll be interesting to see if those milestones gift ‘Dawn FM’ a lift in numbers in the weeks and months to come.

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  1. Tori January 23, 2022

    Oh, Lord. . .we’re about to hear how he feels he should’ve been #1 because he’s The Weeknd 🤦🏾‍♂️❗We’ll hear this for atleast 7 months, there will be petitions and protest.

    • Mo January 24, 2022

      Bro, he did this on purpose…he already said he didn’t care about the first weeks sales..try again.

  2. Clarks0o0ñ January 23, 2022

    Was this post necessary? Lol . U want people to drag him.

    The weeknd was over confident. He thinks too highly of himself.

    Even Taylor isnt over confident. Taylor heard adele was releasing and she had to move her date up immediately. She got her number one and the rest is history.

    Gunna picked that particular date first. but the weeknd thought he could win gunna.

    If the weeknd picked another date, he would have hit number 1 and the rest would have been history. Smh

    I feel sorry for him, cause this is not good for his image. He played the superbowl recently, a upcoming rapper shouldn’t be beating him on the charts.

    Congratulations to gunna. This has made him an A list rapper. Everybody gonna be fighting for a gunna collaboration right now.

  3. Clarks0o00ñ January 23, 2022

    I actually likes the weeknd album

    How can I make you love me

    I love these two songs

  4. Monica Stan January 23, 2022

    Never heard a gunna song ever. Don’t know anybody that listens to him either. I only know him for his tacky feminine gaudy was of dressing. The Weeknd is still KING.

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 January 24, 2022

      I love you lol 🤣✅💯

  5. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 January 24, 2022

    How embarrassing for Abel 😂😂😂😂🤡🤡🤡🤡

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