Gunna just snagged his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Wunna, though he struggled to smile. 😭
Garnering 111,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. from nearly all streaming activity, Gunna edged out his friend and collaborator Lil Baby, whose latest album, My Turn, assumed the runner-up position.
Understandably, with the chaotic state of affairs focused on people of color across the nation, Gunna could only view this accomplishment in a bittersweet way. "It's hard celebrating a #1 album when the world is Hurting 😕🙏," he shared in a Twitter message.
He added in another tweet, "I never saw my city like this." Gunna, of course, is referring to his native Atlanta, as many of the city's residents have been marching for four days in a row and clashing with local authorities.
Prior to his dub, the 26-year-old artist peaked at No. 3 in March 2019 with his debut studio release, Drip or Drown 2, which earned 90,000 units. He also visited the top 10 of the Billboard 200 when he and Lil Baby dropped Drip Harder, giving them the No. 4 spot on the chart in Oct. 2018.
While protests took hold of the American consciousness over the weekend, Gunna proceeded with a live YouTube performance that was "scheduled weeks" in advance, using his platform to raise money for the George Floyd Memorial Fund.
Another popular hip-hop figure who recently raised money during a live stream to fuel Black Lives Matter was producer Kenny Beats, who tallied over $25,000 for the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Some may say that Gunna has been riding a high lately after he was seen on Instagram Live doing a whippit.