These Things Happen (G-Eazy album)

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These Things Happen
A black-and-white image of a man wearing a wrinkled and half-tucked t-shirt. The artist's logo is placed on the top left of the cover.
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 23, 2014 (2014-06-23)
Recorded2013–14
Genre Hip hop
Length56:17
Label
Producer
G-Eazy chronology
Must Be Nice
(2012)
These Things Happen
(2014)
When It's Dark Out
(2015)
Singles from These Things Happen
  1. "Been On"
    Released: August 21, 2013
  2. "Almost Famous"
    Released: December 11, 2013
  3. "Tumblr Girls"
    Released: January 23, 2014
  4. "Far Alone"
    Released: March 14, 2014
  5. "I Mean It"
    Released: May 13, 2014
  6. "Lotta That"
    Released: June 10, 2014[1]

These Things Happen is the second studio album by American rapper G-Eazy. It was released on June 23, 2014, by RCA Records, serving as his first major label debut with these affiliated record labels BPG and RVG. It was released in North America,[1] and released it on July 21, 2014, in the United Kingdom.[2] Recording sessions took place from 2013 to 2014, with the production on the album that primarily were handled by Christoph Andersson, Jay Ant, blackbear, Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett, among others. Following the release, he began to embark his These Things Happen Tour, for the support of this album.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork6.1/10[5]
XXL3/5[6]

Pitchfork contributor David Drake noted how the record was "moody and atmospheric" throughout its production and G-Eazy's musicianship takes cues from Kendrick Lamar ("Opportunity Cost", "Downtown Love"), Big Sean ("I Mean It") and Dom Kennedy ("Tumblr Girls"). He added that G-Eazy's lyricism works best when he explores inward in response to the world around him and displays glimpses of humanity that should be more prominent, saying "While one does get the feeling that there’s a better album somewhere inside of him, These Things Happen shows promise."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, with first-week sales of 47,000 copies in the United States.[7][8][9][10] In its second week, the album dropped to number 26, selling 9,000 copies.[11] In its third week, the album sold 6,000 more copies in the United States.[12] In its fourth week, the album sold 4,898 more copies, bringing its total album sales to 66,800 in the United States.[13] On April 4 2018, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over a million units in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."These Things Happen"
blackbear2:24
2."Far Alone" (featuring E-40 and Jay Ant)
  • Jay Ant
  • G-Eazy (add.)
  • Andersson (add.)
4:28
3."I Mean It" (featuring Remo)
  • Gillum
  • Andersson
  • Remo Green
  • Remo
  • Andersson (add.)
  • G-Eazy (add.)
3:56
4."Interlude"
Andersson0:45
5."Opportunity Cost"
  • Evans
  • Burnett
3:54
6."Almost Famous"
  • Gillum
  • Andersson
Andersson4:29
7."Lotta That" (featuring A$AP Ferg and Danny Seth)
  • Gillum
  • Darold Brown
  • Danny Seth Bell
  • Andersson
  • James William Lavigne
  • Andersson
  • G-Eazy
4:49
8."Factory Girl (Skit)"  0:13
9."Downtown Love" (featuring John Michael Rouchell)
  • Gillum
  • John Michael Rouchell
  • Andersson
  • Devon Baldwin
G-Eazy5:27
10."Complete"
Andersson3:09
11."Let's Get Lost" (featuring Devon Baldwin)
  • G-Eazy
  • Andersson
4:01
12."Shoot Me Down" (featuring Anthony Stewart)
  • Gillum
  • Anthony Stewart
  • Andersson
G-Eazy3:17
13."Been On"
  • Gillum
  • Andersson
Andersson3:29
14."Remember You" (featuring blackbear)
  • Gillum
  • Andersson
  • Musto
Blackbear3:36
15."Tumblr Girls" (featuring Christoph Andersson)
  • Gillum
  • Andersson
Andersson4:16
16."Just Believe"
  • Gillum
  • Andersson
  • Fabrice Dumont
  • Stephan Haier
  • Christophe Hetier
  • Angela McCluskey
Andersson4:03

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[20] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Weiss, Jeff (June 10, 2014). "G-Eazy Talks New Album, A$AP Ferg Collaboration". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Richard (June 10, 2014). "G-Eazy - Lotta That". djbooth.net/. DJ Booth. Retrieved June 23, 2014. G-Eazy’s These Things Happen LP is slated to hit record stores Stateside June 23. The set’s UK release will follow on July 21.
  3. ^ Krishnamurthy, Sowmya (January 15, 2014). "Rockie Fresh Joining G-Eazy On 'These Things Happen' Tour". rapfix.mtv.com/. MTV. Retrieved June 23, 2014. The 40-date “These Things Happen Tour” kicks off February 21 in Dallas and continues with stops in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto.
  4. ^ Collar, Matt. "These Things Happen – G-Eazy". AllMusic. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Drake, David (July 10, 2014). "G-Eazy: These Things Happen". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Max (June 23, 2014). "G-Eazy Pushes Genre Barriers On 'These Things Happen'". XXL. Archived from the original on June 25, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. Billboard. July 12, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS". Billboard. Billboard. July 12, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "Building Album Sales Chart". hitsdailydouble.com/. HITS Digital Ventures. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  10. ^ Diep, Eric (July 2, 2014). "G-Eazy's 'These Things Happen' Lands At No. 3 In This Week's Album Sales (07/02/2014)". xxlmag.com/. Harris Publications, Inc. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 3. G-Eazy, These Things Happen – 46,974
  11. ^ Tardio, Andres (June 29, 2014). "Trey Songz's "Trigga" Tops This Week's Album Sales Report". HipHop DX. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  12. ^ Tardio, Andres (June 25, 2014). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Trey Songz, Iggy Azalea, Pharrell, Eminem, 50 Cent". HipHop DX. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  13. ^ Tardio, Andres (July 23, 2014). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Weird Al Yankovic, Trey Songz, Iggy Azalea, Marsha Ambrosius". HipHop DX. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  14. ^ Ryan, Gavin (February 21, 2015). "ARIA Albums: 50 Shades of Grey Comes Again At No 1". Noise11. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  15. ^ http://zobbel.de/cluk/140802cluk.txt
  16. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  17. ^ "G-Eazy Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  18. ^ "G-Eazy Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  19. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  20. ^ "American album certifications – G Eazy – These Things Happen". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 5, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.