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While J. Cole has been getting all the praise for going platinum with no features this past decade, Kevin Gates has been doing it on the low with little to no fanfare.

On his debut album, Islah, the New Orleans rapper went platinum on his solo tip, with a fraction of Cole’s fanbase. In fact, one all three of his most commercially successful projects, Gate is rolling solo dolo with no features to assist, that’s the mark of a true star.

From his breakout mixtape, Stranger than Fiction, to his latest release, 2022’s Khaza, we take a look at the rankings for Kevin Gates’ first week album sales.

By Any Means – first week album sales

Released: March 17, 2014

Label: Bread Winners’ Association, Atlantic, Dead Game

First week album sales: 17,000

Billboard 200 position: 17

Singles: “Don’t Know”, “Posed To Be In Love”, “Amnesia”

Features: Doe B, Plies, Rico Love, 2 Chainz.

Luca Brasi 2 – first week album sales

Released: December 14, 2014

Label: 26,224

First week album sales: Bread Winners’ Association, Atlantic, Dead Game

Billboard 200 position: 38

Singles: “I Don’t Get Tired”

Features: August Alsina, Boogie Black, Rico Love, K Camp, Rich Homie Quan.

Murder for Hire 2 – first week album sales

Released: May 27, 2016

Label: Bread Winners’ Association, Atlantic

First week album sales: 27,000

Billboard 200 position: 12

Singles: N/A

Features: OG Boobie Black.

Khaza – first week album sales

Released:

Label: Bread Winners’ Association, Atlantic

First week album sales: 40,000

Billboard 200 position: 8

Singles: “Big Lyfe”, “Bad For Me”, “Intro”

Features: N/A

I’m Him – first week album sales

Released: September 27, 2019

Label: Bread Winners’ Association, Atlantic

First week album sales: 72,000

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “Push It”, “Facts”

Features: N/A

Luca Brasi 3 – first week album sales

Released: September 28, 2018

Label: Bread Winners Association, Atlantic

First week album sales: 78,000

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “Money Long”, “Great Man”, “Me Too”, “Adding Up”

Features: N/A

Islah – first week album sales

Released: January 29, 2016

Label: Bread Winners’ Association, Atlantic, Dead Game

First week album sales: 112,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Kno One”, “Really Really”, “2 Phones”, “Time for That”

Features: N/A

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