Guccio Gucci, better known simply as Gucci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡuttʃi]), is an Italian fashion and leather goods brand, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company Kering formerly known as PPR. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921.
Gucci generated circa € 4.2 billion in revenue worldwide in 2008 according to BusinessWeek magazine and climbed to 41st position in the magazine's annual 2009 "Top Global 100 Brands" chart created by Interbrand. Gucci is also the biggest-selling Italian brand. Gucci operates about 278 directly operated stores worldwide (as of September 2009) and it wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores.
The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted is the third studio album by American rapper Gucci Mane. The album was released September 28, 2010 on 1017 Brick Squad Records, Warner Bros. Records and Asylum Records. The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted is the follow-up to 2009's The State vs. Radric Davis, released just after the Atlanta rapper's incarceration.]citation needed[ The album debuted at #4 on the US 200Billboard chart, with 61,450 sold in its first week; it has sold an estimated 169,500 copies as of the week ending August 21, 2011.
In November 2009, Gucci Mane was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment in Georgia's Fulton County Jail. After he was released in May 2010, the rapper released a series of mixtapes, tracks and viral videos. These works included "The Burrrprint 2", "Mr. Zone 6", "Jewelery Selection", "Ferrari Music", "Buy My Album" and a collaboration with Diplo (DJ), "Free Gucci". He also changed the name of his label from So Icey Entertainment to 1017 Brick Squad Records and announced that his next album, The State vs. Radric Davis, The Appeal, would be released in late 2010. The title was changed to The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted, with a release date of August 31. Gucci Mane later announced on Twitter that the album had a release date of "Septemburrr 28, 2010" [sic].