Gunnar “Gunna” Carlson is a rapper from Sweden who rose to fame after releasing his debut single “My Nigga.” He went viral when he dropped his second single “I Love You.” His music video was viewed over 2 billion times on YouTube. In 2018, he signed with Atlantic Records. He released his debut album My Own Lane in September 2018.
Gunna was born in College park, Georgia. He was raised by his mom and has four older brothers. He started making music at 15.
He began posting songs online under the name Lil Baby. At 17 he signed a record deal with 300 Entertainment. He dropped out of high school to focus on his career. In 2018, he was nominated for best New Artist at the BET Awards. His debut album, Drip Harder, was released in January 2019.
Beginnings & ‘Drip Season’ Series For Gunna”Gunna was introduced to fellow rap artist Young Thug through Keith ‘King’ Troup, a mutual friendship and community figure who passed away in December 2015.”
Young Thug had been working with producer Mike Will Made It since 2013, and he asked him to work with Gunna. They met up and worked together for about six months. Then, they went into the studio together. After that, they began producing songs together regularly.
In early 2016, Gunna was signed to YSL Music Group, Thug’s label, along with Playaz Circle Entertainment. At the same time, he became friends with Lil Baby and Lil Keed. In April 2016, he released his second mixtape, called Drip Season.
The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 30,000 copies in its first week.
2019: Drip or Drown 2
On February 1, 2019, American rapper Gunna dropped his debut studio album, titled. He had been teasing fans about the project since November 2018, when he teased the release date via Instagram Stories.
The album features guest appearances from fellow Atlanta artists Lil Baby, Young Thogu, and Playboi Cardi, among others. The record debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200, selling over 40,000 copies in its first week.
On February 11, he released his second single off the album, “Speed it Up.” The track became a success, peaking at number one on both the US Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and US Rap Songs charts, becoming his third consecutive number-one hit on the former chart.