Final Numbers Are In: DJ Khaled’s ‘Grateful’ Sold…

Published: Monday 3rd Jul 2017 by Rashad

Thanks to a little help from friends Rihanna, Drake, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, and many more, DJ Khaled‘s scored ‘another one.’

That’s right, not even a year after landing his first Billboard 200 chart-topper, ‘Major Key,’ Khaled’s latest album – ‘Grateful’ – has made major moves in its own right by following suit.  As we previously reported, the ‘Wild Thoughts’-supported set was on course to move 135-150,000k SPS its first week (with 40-50,000 of that figure made up of pure sales).

Now, after a week of conflicting reports and close calls with its nearest competitor, Imagine Dragon‘s latest, ‘Grateful’ has not only emerged the victor in the chart battle but has also given the ‘We the Best’ beau the best first week sum of his career to date.

 

Via Billboard:

The set — which was released on June 23 through We the Best/Epic Records — earned 149,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 29, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 50,000 were in traditional album sales.

The new album is powered by streams, as it logged a robust 81,000 SEA units — the largest SEA haul for an album since the May 27-dated list, when Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. tallied 86,000 SEA units in its fourth week on the list. (Grateful’s 81,000 SEA units equates to 121.19 million on-demand audio streams for the collected tracks on the album during the tracking week.)

‘Grateful’ marks the DJ’s seventh top 10-charting effort; his first set to enter the chart’s topmost dectet was 2007’s ‘We the Best’ (which debuted and peaked at No. 8).

Congratz are in order to Khaled!

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  1. Meme July 4, 2017

    Thanks to Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

    • Fancy BISH July 4, 2017

      Pretty much this…and these are good numbers for what he actually does…he needs to start rapping and making his own beats if he wants to be more than what he is….a glorified shouter lol…but congrats to him and King Asahd

  2. Gee July 4, 2017

    Khaled seems like a cool guy his efforts as a artist and producer are overrated.

  3. Francis July 4, 2017

    The album is good, he deserves it! Come through DJ Khaled

  4. steve July 4, 2017

    His name says it all, DJ. Am happy for his hustle, he clearly has a vision.

  5. DanYiel Iman July 4, 2017

    Wow that’s awesome ??

  6. Okayyyy July 4, 2017

    I feel like we keep lowering the bar for what decent sales are based on the music climate. But people seem to open their wallets for some artists and not others and they don’t all make the same kind of music. Basically, there really isn’t an excuse. These sales are not good and I’m confused as to what’s being celebrated.

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