This might be Khaled’s greatest success yet …
Just over a week after its release, DJ Khaled’s Major Key is the No. 1 album in the country.
According to Billboard, the album sold 95,000 copies, with about 36,000 coming from streaming as an Apple Music exclusive. It’s Khaled’s highest selling first week ever.
Major Key took the top spot from Drake’s Views, which sold 80,000 copies this week and 2.2 million copies overall. It’s spent 12 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 since it dropped in April.
It’s pretty insane a guy who doesn’t rap has the highest-selling rap album — and album overall — in the country, but it helps to have the social media following, outlook on life and bankroll Khaled has. Oh, and features from Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Future, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and plenty more help, too.
Congrats to Khaled, who I’m sure will keep racking up album sales with streaming once it’s unleashed to all platforms next week.