Young Thug’s “Business Is Business” Album Makes Top 5 Debut

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Thugger barely beats out Gunna’s latest first-week sales numbers.

Business Is Business, the most recent studio LP from Young Thug, barely missed out on the Billboard 200’s No. 1 spot. But the incarcerated rapper’s third official album did make it into the Top 5.

With roughly 89,000 total album-equivalent units in its opening week, Young Thug’s Business Is Business opened at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Morgan Wallen’s One Thing at a Time (around 110,500 units) led the rankings for a fifteenth non-consecutive week.

Business Is Business gives Young Thug his eighth Top 10 project on the Billboard 200. Previously, 2019’s So Much Fun album, 2021’s Slime Language 2 compilation and 2021’s Punk album each peaked at No. 1.

Young Thug (real name Jeffery Williams) currently awaits a state trial in Georgia on racketeering, drugs and illegal firearms charges. Last year, fellow YSL recording artist Gunna pled guilty in the same case.

Gunna dropped his A Gift & a Curse album one week before Young Thug’s Business Is Business arrived on June 23. A Gift & a Curse landed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with approximately 85,000 total album equivalent units in its opening week.

Some Hip-Hop fans and other rappers accused Gunna of snitching on Young Thug in order to secure a more favorable plea deal with prosecutors. The man born Sergio Kitchens denied turning on his YSL label boss.

While Gunna’s A Gift & a Curse had no featured acts, Young Thug’s Business Is Business included appearances by Drake, Future, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, Nicki Minaj and more.

Southside revealed that Thug put together Business Is Business in less than three weeks. The “Hoodie” producer also confirmed the YSL Records leader recorded some of his vocals for the project over the phone.