After 10 years and eight albums, DJ Khaled has nabbed his first No.1 record with Major Key.
Having sold 95,000 equivalent album units—59,000 of which were in traditional album sales—Khaled’s LP debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
The win knocks Drake’s VIEWS out of the No.1 spot, where it had remained for 12 consecutive weeks. But we have a feeling Drizzy won’t feel slighted considering he’s still earning from his single with Khaled, “For Free.” Sitting pretty at No.14 on the Billboard 100, the song is the DJ’s second highest-charting song after 2011’s “I’m On One”—which also featured Drake. Dream team, huh?
Khaled and Drizzy aren’t the only ones who share mutual respect though. After taking to Instagram last week to publicly thank The Fugees for allowing him to sample their “Fu-Gee-La” track (for Major Key‘s “Nas Album Done”), Lauryn Hill returned the favor to Khaled, releasing to Twitter a “thank you” letter, as well. “Thank you and Nas for blessing up the chune,” she wrote.
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Read both of their letters below:
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