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G-Eazy’s major label debut album, These Things Happen, dropped in 2014, but the rapper had been grinding for a minute to break into the rap game.

Several years earlier, while still a student at the Loyola University at New Orleans, G-Eazy was part of a local hip hop group called “The Bay Boyz” who released songs on their Myspace. In 2010, he had the opportunity to open for artists like Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg, and continued to release mixtapes as a solo rapper.

After dropping his independent release, Must Be Nice, in 2012, G-Eazy signed with RCA Records and began working on his major label debut. Propelled by the singles “I Mean It” and “Lotta That” which achieved moderate chart success, These Things Happen helped in establishing G-Eazy as an viable up-and-coming name in the music world. The album sold 47,000 copies in the first week, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200, and topping the R&B/Hip-Hop album chart.

From his debut album, These Things Happen, to his latest release, 2021’s These Things Happen Too, we rank G-Eazy’s first week album sales.

These Things Happen Too

Released: September 24, 2021

Label: BPG, RVG, RCA

First week album sales: 19,400

Billboard 200 position: 19

Singles: “Running Wild (Tumblr Girls 2)”, “Breakdown”

Features: Lil Wayne, YG, Goody Grace, E-40, DaBoii, ShooterGang Kony, Demi Lovato, Marc E. Bassy, Ty Dolla Sign, Kossisko, Matt Shultz, and Anthony Hamilton.

These Things Happen

Released: June 23, 2014

Label: BPG, RVG, RCA

First week album sales: 47,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Been On”, “Almost Famous”, “Tumblr Girls”, “Far Alone”, “I Mean It”, “Lotta That”

Features: E-40, Jay Ant, Danny Seth, John Michael Rouchell, blackbear, and ASAP Ferg.

The Beautiful & Damned

Released: December 15, 2017

Label: BPG, RVG, RCA

First week album sales: 122,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “No Limit”, “Him & I”, “Sober.”

Features: Halsey, Too Short, Cardi B, ASAP Rocky, Kehlani, E-40, Jay Ant, Nipsey Hussle, Charlie Puth and Slimmy B.

When It’s Dark Out

Released: December 4, 2015

Label: BPG, RVG, RCA

First week album sales: 135,000

Billboard 200 position: 5

Singles: “Me, Myself & I”, “Order More”, “Drifting”, “Some Kind of Drug”

Features: Big Sean, Chris Brown, Tory Lanez, Too $hort, Yo Gotti, Lil Wayne, Kehlani, E 40, Keyshia Cole, Rick Ross and Kevin Gates.

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