Billboard Breakdown: DJ Khaled Tops The Charts + Vince Staples Debuts At #16

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DJ Khaled has scored his second number one album and seventh top 10 overall with Grateful, as it debuted atop the charts this week with a solid 149k units.

Elsewhere on the chart, 2 Chainz remains in the top 5 in his second week, selling another 43k of Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. SZA, in her third week, sits at number 12 with another 28k of CTRL, and Vince Staples debuted at number 16 with Big Fish Theory, selling a solid 25k!

Check out this week’s top 10 sales below.
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Short N’ Sweet Clicks: Daily News Recap 10/7/16

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In very unsurprising news, Donald Trump is a sexist, rape-y, nasty idiot. Audio has leaked of the Presidential hopeful in 2005, where he was telling Billy Bush how easy it is for celebs to get with women, saying he can go up to anyone and kiss them or even “grab them by the pussy.” He was newly married at the time, by the way.

It has since been discovered that the woman he was discussing on the tape, Nancy O’Dell, had turned him down and that’s why he was upset. He would go on to try to fire her from hosting the Miss USA pageant two years later for being “too pregnant.”

Trump has issued a half-assed apology, saying he’s changed since then but also saying that Bill Clinton has done way worse, and that Hillary has shamed and bullied Bill‘s victims. Robert DeNiro said he wants to punch Trump in the face, and even his own Republicans are turning against him, as seen in this news clip. It’s lit.
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Short N’ Sweet Clicks: Keyshia & Frank Ocean Hit The Studio; Khaled To Host Hip-Hop Awards; Tyler The Creator Gets TV Show

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DJ Khaled has been announced as the host of the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards, going down in ATL on Saturday, September 17. They won’t air on the network until Tuesday, October 4, however.
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Billboard Breakdown: DJ Khaled Dethrones Drake & Nabs His First #1 Album With ‘Major Key’

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As expected, DJ Khaled has earned his first number one album with Major Key. The project – which is his eighth studio effort – moved 95k units this week, knocking Drake out of the top spot.

Also debuting this week is Fantasia, whose new album The Definition Of… moved nearly 32k units, coming in at number 6. Congrats!

Check out this week’s top 10 below.
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Lauryn Hill Thanks DJ Khaled for Acknowledgement on ‘Nas Album Done’

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Not only has DJ Khaled‘s latest album, Major Key, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the hitmaker has received a special shout out from one of hip-hop’s legends – Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Since the albums release on July 29, there’s been much buzz around one particular track, “Nas Album Done.” Featuring the Queens-MC himself and sampled by the Fugee‘s “Fu-Gee-La”, Nas confirmed his 12th studio album was complete.

After hearing the final product, Ms. Hill took to her Apple Connect page to write heartfelt note to Khaled, thanking him for his acknowledgement and thanking Nas for “blessing up the chune.”
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Billboard Breakdown: Gucci Mane & DJ Drama’s Debuts + Khaled’s First Week Projections

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Another week, another number one spot for Views. Though it was kicked out of the spot a few weeks back when Blink-182‘s new album dropped, this makes for Drake‘s 12th week atop the Billboard 200 with the project, which means he’s now one of only 9 albums to spend that long there since Nielsen Soundscan began. Let’s see how far he can go!

Meanwhile, the debuts we’re looking at this week were Gucci Mane, DJ Drama and Lil Durk. Gucci‘s Everybody Looking came in the highest with 68k, making for a number 2 spot. Durk didn’t fare so well, as his debut, Lil Durk 2X, landed at number 31 with 13k. As for Drama? Well, I’m not seeing it on the top 50 list, so I’m not quite sure where it’s at…

Looking ahead to next week, we’ll have the debut of DJ Khaled’s eighth studio album, Major Key. This is the first project he’s put out since his newfound Snapchat fame – and the numbers certainly reflect that. The project is set to move between 67-72k copies – while his last two albums’ first weeks were 25k and 27k, respectively. He’s definitely found the key!
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