Billboard 200: Gunna Narrowly DEFEATS The Weeknd to Nab #1 with ‘DS4Ever’

Published: Monday 17th Jan 2022 by Sam

After a hard-fought battle, Gunna has managed to shoot straight to #1 on the Billboard 200 – narrowly powering past Pop star The Weeknd.

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With the final numbers tallied, the MC has debuted at #1 with his latest studio album ‘DS4Ever.’

The LP, which features the likes of Drake, rumored boo Chloe Bailey, Chris Brown, and Future, launched in pole position with sales of 150,300 units.

Streaming led the charge. For, of that sum, 144,600 were streaming-accrued units.

Gunna pulled off the feat ever-so-slightly.

The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’ – which appeared to be leading the race – was hot on his heels and delivered a final count of 148,000. Meaning the project had to settle for #2.


It’s of note that ‘DS4Ever’ was sold for $7.99 on iTunes, while Gunna’s official online store sold the LP digitally for $4 – the latter of which still met the minimum threshold to count on the Billboard 200 ($3.99).

For The Weeknd, the numbers represent a near 60% drop from 2020’s ‘After Hours’ – which premiered at #1 with 444,000.

With both releases, physical editions were not available at the time of their respective roll-outs. So, time will tell if the inevitable CDs, vinyl, cassettes, and the like will give the albums legs moving forward.

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  1. True Tea January 17, 2022

    I haven’t listened to Gunna’s latest album but I seriously doubt I will like it since I’m not a fan of his music.

  2. J January 17, 2022

    Congrats to both men!

  3. Clarks0o00ñ January 17, 2022


    I’m scared
    I’m afraid
    I’m gagging


    How did this happen?

  4. 🐘 January 17, 2022

    Both are flops

  5. Lanafan1 January 17, 2022

    The Weeknd will go to no. 1 eventually. And stay there for a while.

    • Clarks0o00ñ January 17, 2022

      Him not debuting at number 1 is a huge L

      • Monica Stan January 18, 2022

        Worry about UGGmillias lack of presence on the charts

      • Clarks0o00ñ January 18, 2022

        Normani has no album, be quiet

    • Tino January 17, 2022

      Struggling to get huge numbers while he’s in his PRIME years are very telling.

    • Strawberry January 18, 2022

      EVRYbody KNOW the Weekend tryna be Michael Jackson. But he Overexposed right now. Folks is Sick of him. Too many Features & Duets & they all sound Alike. Even trying to bring back DISCO. This is EMBARRASSING the so called prince of pop being crushed by a New jack. He really needs to take a break. DISAPPEAR for a while. Give folks a chance to Miss him.

  6. Truth teller January 17, 2022

    Good. The Weeknd= whiny voice flop mj neverbee

    Gunna= hip swagged out new sound

  7. Tino January 17, 2022

    A 60% drop off in album sales while he’s in his prime and just headlined the Super Bowl???? People tired of generic weak vocals assss.

  8. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 January 17, 2022

    Future proof Abel lmaooooooooo 🤳🏽💋

  9. Caribbean Native January 18, 2022


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