DJ Khaled's 'Grateful' Tops Billboard 200

  /  07.03.2017

DJ Khaled is Grateful to be on top. The super-producer’s 10th album has earned him his second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following last year’s Major Key.

The star-studded Grateful, which features Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj, opens in the top spot with 149,000 equivalent album units (55,000 traditional). It also gains 81,000 streaming equivalent album units, the largest for any album since Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

Khaled celebrated the news on social media. “ANOTHER ONE!” he wrote. “#GRATEFUL DEBUTS #1 … THIS WIN IS FOR MY SON ! @asahdkhaled !! I will give my thank you speech on Monday !! Let’s celebrate MORE WINS!! GOD IS THE GREATEST!!! FAN LUV ! WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Along with this celebratory note, Khaled shared a video of himself, dressed in all white, dancing to Rihanna and Bryson Tiller’s “Wild Thoughts” off Grateful.

Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, K-Dot’s DAMN. continues its prominence. The album, which was originally titled What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth, is still charting high at No. 3 with 59,000 units. Kung Fu Kenny is followed by Prince and the Revolution’s Purple Rain (past and present versions), which moved 52,000 units for the week.

Last week’s No. 2 album — 2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music — dips to No. 5 with 43,000 units. Ed Sheeran’s ÷ remains at No. 7 with 36,000, Drake falls 6-8 with 34,000, and Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic jumps 10-8 with 32,000 units.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. DJ Khaled – Grateful – 149,000
2. Imagine Dragons – Evolve – 147,000
3. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. – 59,000
4. Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain – 52,000
5. 2 Chainz – Pretty Girls Like Trap Music – 43,000
6. 311 – MOSAIC – 39,000
7. Ed Sheeran – ÷ – 36,000
8. Drake – More Life – 34,000
9. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – 32,000
10. Various – Moana – 29,000


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