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DJ Khaled’s “Major Key” Wins US Sales Race, Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200 (Updated)

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Update: Billboard has made the news official. DJ Khaled’s “Major Key” debuts at #1 on the Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts.

According to Billboard, it tops the former chart thanks to an opening week US album sales total of 59,000. Its Billboard 200 #1 position is attributable to a first-week consumption total of 95,000 units — the unit total is the sum of pure album sales, track sales/10 and track streams/1500.

“Major Key” marks DJ Khaled’s first #1 on the Billboard 200.

In starting at #1, “Major Key” dethrones Drake’s “Views” from atop the consumption chart. “Views” had spent twelve of the previous thirteen weeks at #1. Courtesy a consumption total of 80,000, it ranks as this week’s #2 album.

“Blurryface” is #3 on this week’s BB200 with 39,000 units. Jake Owen’s “American Love” takes #4 with 35,000, while Rihanna’s “Anti” earns #5 on the strength of 32,000.
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DJ Khaled’s “Major Key” predictably — and comfortably — won the weekly US album sales race. The album also appears to have generated the greatest amount of weekly consumption, meaning it will seize the Billboard 200 throne from Drake’s “Views.”

In its fourteen weeks of release, this will be only the second time “Views” missed #1 on the chart.

According to Hits Daily Double, “Major Key” sold approximately 59,345 pure US copies during the official tracking week. The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) yields a consumption total of ~96,368 units.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data will differ from that reported by Hits. The discrepancies should not, however, change the overall conclusion: “Major Key” will be #1 on Top Album Sales and the Billboard 200.

Other top pure sales performers include Jake Owen’s “American Love” (~30,083 sales), Fantasia’s “The Definition Of” (~28,369), Hillary Scott & The Scott Family’s “Love Remains” (~24,353), and Blake Shelton’s “If I’m Honest” (~18,562).

Other top consumption performers include Drake’s “Views” (~79,622 units), twenty one pilots’ “Blurryface” (~35,840 units), “American Love” (~35,728), and Rihanna’s “ANTI” (~32,458 units).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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