Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz‘s Based On A T.R.U. Story has reportedly reached gold status after hitting store shelves last summer and spawning a slew of hit singles.
Chainz broke the news of his album’s retail success Monday (December 17).
“I wanna thank God ,my fam, my team, fans, djs, taste makers, bloggers & u for your support! WE GOLD now bebe, BASEDONATRUSTORY(BOATS),” Chainz tweeted December 17th. (2 Chainz’s Twitter)
The news even caught Goodie Mob member Big Gipp‘s attention.
“@2chainz CONGRATS!!! ON THE GOLD ALBUM KING U EARNED IT SOUTHSIDE!! RESPECT & LOVE…Gipp” (Big Gipp’s Twitter)
His album’s success also comes just weeks after landing a “Rap Album of the Year” Grammy Awards nomination.
“This is a moment of shock mixed with gratefulness. 2012 has been an unbelievably blessed for me, my family and my team in so many ways,” he said in an email on Friday (December 7). “We’ve worked so hard to create music that the fans can appreciate. And it definitely paid off. I knew when I put the album out that it would be received well, but a Grammy Rap Album of the Year nomination far surpasses my dreams. To be in the same category with legends like Nas. Man, that’s a big honor. I’m Extremely Blessed.” (MTV)
As of late November, the star-studded LP has sold over 400,000 copies.
Evening things out in Top 50 is 2 Chainz’s Based On A T.R.U. Story moving up 15 spots to No. 48 with 21,600. With 15 weeks under his belt, the Atlanta rapper’s solo debut has moved 404,700 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
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