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commercial debut album, Back to the Trap House. The rising star was signed on to Warner Bros. Records in May 2009.
Before releasing his second album, Gucci Mane worked with some high profile artists – he was featured on the remix of “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas and “Obsessed” by Mariah Carey. Following this, the artist released his second album, The State vs. Radric Davis, on 8th December, 2009. The single “Wasted” from this album reached number 36 on the Hot 100, number 3 on the Rap Songs chart and number 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. Other popular singles from this album include “Spotlight” featuring Usher, “Bingo” and “Lemonade”.
In 2010, the rapper released another studio album, called The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted. Less than a year later, Davis released his 10th EP, called The Return of Mr. Zone 6. Debuting at number 18 on the Billboard 200, it became his highest charting EP to date.
Multiple album releases and one incarceration later, Gucci released his first single under his new deal with Atlantic Records. The single, called “First Day Out Tha Feds” came out right after the artist was released from prison in May 2016. In the same year, the rapper also headlined a concert “Gucci & Friends” at the Fox Theater in Atlanta – this concert also featured other major stars such as Future, Drake, 2 Chainz and Fetty Wap.
In September of 2016, Gucci Mane worked on a single called “Black Beatles” alongside Rae Sremmurd. This single reached no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 2016, becoming Davis’s first chart topper as a featured artist.
In the summer of 2017, Gucci Mane announced his eleventh studio album, “Mr. Davis”. The album was released a few months later in October 2017 and featured the hit song “I Get the Bag”. This single peaked at no. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the artist’s most successful single to date.
Awards and Achievements
Over the course of his career, Gucci Mane has managed to establish himself as a major presence in the rap industry. He has won various awards and has been nominated for countless others. He was nominated for the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award for “Black Beatles” in 2017 and for Best Collaboration for “Party” in the same year at the BET Awards. He has also been nominated thrice for the BET Hip Hop Awards – twice for “Black Beatles” and once for Droptopwop.
In 2017, his single with Fifth Harmony called “Down”, received a lot of accolades at the MTV Video Music Awards. It won the Best Pop Video Award and was nominated in the categories of Best Choreography and Song of the Summer.
In addition to his multiple achievements, the rap artist has also received a lot of positive reviews from critics and the media industry in general. In a story by Benjamin Meadows, for the Fader, he talks about the story of Gucci Mane and how a complicated past led to the various ups and downs in his career. “His story has become a saga, touching artists and executives across generations and fans around the world. Yet even as his life has played out in public, much about Gucci Mane has remained a mystery, clouded by speculation and myth.”
Gucci Mane Tour Tickets
Talking about his music, Davis says, “I’m satisfied and proud of the things I did – even the bumps and the bruises that I’ve had on the way. You fall down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you keep going. And that’s what we’re doing”. Known as the rapper who keeps it real amidst all the controversies, drama and difficult times, Gucci Mane has a huge and devoted fan following.
Lucky for his fans, Gucci Mane tour tickets are now available. As he gears up for his upcoming performances at the end of the year, fans are rushing to get their hands on these tickets.