DJ Khaled Lands First #1 Album With “Major Key”

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DJ Khaled reigns from his throne surrounded by flowers and a lion as his Major Key album is his first to reach #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart. This is only the second week Drake’s VIEWS slips from that top spot since its release. Gucci Mane falls to #11 with a 61 percent drop in sales in the second week for Everybody’s Looking. The project, as well as ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP both debuted at #2, unable to top the Toronto rapper.

DJ Khaled Gets “Major Key” To Commercial Success

DJ Khaled gets his first #1 album with the debut of Major Key, his ninth LP. The project has three songs in the Top 15 of the R&B and Hip Hop singles chart. He celebrated the accomplishment, along with the success of “For Free” with his fans on Instagram. Khaled’s last album, I Changed a Lot, opened at #12 when it dropped in November. His highest-charting project until now was 2012’s Kiss the Ring, which debuted at #4.

Drake Gets Bounced Again

Drake continues with 12 weeks at #1 after Khaled’s album took the top spot this week. Last week, VIEWS passed Taylor Swift’s mark for 1989, which saw 11 weeks at the spot. Drizzy still has “One Dance,” “Too Good” and “Controlla” charting high as well.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 08/04/2016

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

#1 DJ Khaled – Major Key – 95,323 (59,317) [41,936,064]

#2 Drake – VIEWS – 80,359 (14,737) [77,764,043]

#5 Rihanna – ANTI – 31,919 (6,092) [28,970,032]

#6 Fantasia – Definition Of… – 31,626 (29,511) [1,852,043]

#11 Gucci Mane – Everybody Looking – 26,236 (12,770) [17,984,712]

#13 Beyonce – LEMONADE – 23,607 (15,822) [2,075,702]

#18 Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul – 17,210 (4,089) [17,654,129]

#19 Kevin Gates – ISLAH – 16,305 (4,495) [13,891,771]

#22 Kanye West – The Life of Pablo – 15,192 (0) [21,250,007]

#27 G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out – 14,007 (3,901) [12,684,055]




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