Since Gucci Mane’s release from an Indiana federal penitentiary on May 26, 2016, the unstoppable Atlanta rapper has churned out an extensive body of work that would seem like an impossible feat to most. But, of course, they’re not Gucci Mane. With multiple albums, a small arsenal of videos and seemingly endless collaborations, it’s natural to wonder if the tenacious artist ever sleeps.
Over the past 365 days, his musical output has been nothing short of staggering. His latest project, Droptopwop, was released at midnight on Friday (May 26) and features Metro Boomin on the beats. Considering 2017 isn’t even halfway over, there is presumably more coming down the pipeline. In the meantime, let’s break down the numbers on Gucci’s insanely productive year since wrapping up his nearly three-year bid behind bars.
1 — Number of #1 Singles On Billboard Hot 100
Gucci earned his first #1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart as a featured artist on Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” which came out in September 2016. The video has garnered over 504 million views and catapulted all three artists to a new level of stardom.
39 — Number of Videos He’s Been In as Lead or Featured Artist
From his “First Day Out Tha Feds” video in July 2016 to his appearance in Runway Richy’s recent “Switchin Sides” visual, Gucci has made more videos in the last year than most people do in their entire career. His run even includes “Make Love” with Nicki Minaj, which finds the Hip-Pop star straddling an inflatable unicorn.
4 — Number of Years Gucci Has Been Drug Free
As recently as early May, Gucci has talked about his sobriety, which has presumably contributed to one of his most productive years yet. He got clean in prison and has apparently maintained a healthier lifestyle ever since.
7 — Number of Years Gucci Has Been With Fiancée Keyshia Ka’oir
Gucci finally proposed to his longtime girlfriend Keyshia Ka’oir during an Atlanta Hawks basketball game on November 22, 2016. He allegedly had a crush on her since 2010 when he asked her to be in one of his music videos. They’ve been together through thick and thin. Peep the proposal below.
— NBA (@NBA) November 23, 2016
2 — Number of Days Fans Waited For Droptopwop After Gucci Posted Tracklist On IG
Over the last week, Gucci readied his fans with his latest release, Droptopwop with producer Metro Boomin, by posting a handwritten tracklist on his Instagram account. He swiftly delivered the 10-track project around 48 hours later.
5,000,000 — Number of Instagram Followers
There’s no doubt this number will continue to grow the more famous Gucci gets (if that’s even possible), but for now, he’s well on his way to catching up to Rick Ross’ 6.6 million.
0 — Number of Clothing Items Released From His Delantic Clothing Line
Since Ka’oir teased his supposedly blossoming clothing company, Delantic, on May 27, 2016, the day after he took off the orange jail suit, nothing has materialized from the clothing line. So far, La Flare hasn’t been able to add “fashion mogul” to his resume just yet.
2 – Number of Studio Albums
Gucci has dropped two official studio albums over the past year, The Return Of East Atlanta Santa and Everybody Looking, which were both unleashed in 2016. Everybody Looking, which dropped in July, earned the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and marked his first project to hit #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
2— Number of Mixtapes
Including his new project with Metro Boomin, Droptopwop, the hardworking Gucci has dropped two mixtapes since his release from prison. The first one, Woptober, came in October 2016, bringing the total count to 72 since 2006’s Chicken Talk. Listen to Droptopwop‘s lead single below.
4 — Number of EPs
With his newfound freedom comes the ability to work with basically anyone he wants. Over the past 12 months, he’s released GucTiggy with Zaytoven, Free Bricks 2k16 (Zone 6 Edition) with Future and 1017 vs. The World with Lil Uzi Vert. However, 3 For Free, was straight Gucci, no chaser.
1 — Number of Clones (allegedly)
After Gucci was released from prison boasting a new set of chiseled abs and looking more fit than ever, a rumor began to circulate online that it was a Gucci clone. People speculated the real Gucci Mane was killed in prison and replaced with a government replica, especially after it appeared that his infamous ice cream face tattoo was gone.
37,717 — Number of Units The Return Of East Atlanta Santa Sold In Its First Week
Released on December 16, The Return of East Atlanta Santa sold 37,717 copies in its first week. The project landed in the #16 spot on the chart upon its debut and was streamed 22.5 million times. The video for “St. Brick Intro” has since been viewed nearly 11 million times.
1 — Number of HipHopDX Steve Lobel “We Working” Artist of the Year Awards
Back in December 2016, DX crowned Mr. Zone 6 with the Steve Lobel “We Working” Artist of the Year Award in the “Hardest Working Artist of the Year” category.
1,100,000 — Number of Times “First Day Out Tha Feds” Was Streamed in 24 Hours
Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, “First Day Out Tha Feds” debuted on May 27, 2016 and accumulated 1.1 million SoundCloud plays in 24 hours with 900,000 of those incurred within the first twelve. He had reason to celebrate considering he was not only out of prison, but he was also able to make music in a studio again instead of a cold prison cell.
Godspeed Gucci. Godspeed.