The album, which arrived July 29 through We the Best/Epic Records, is on pace to earn over 90,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 4, which could be just enough to knock Drake’s chart-dominating VIEWS from the top spot as reported by Billboard. On top of that, the album could sell 60,000 in traditional album sales, which would be Khaled’s best-selling week since We the Best sold 79,000 copies back in 2007.
The victory would mark the first No. 1 spot for Khaled, but he still has plenty of success under his belt already with five of his albums charting in the top 10. His previous album, I Changed a Lot, debuted and peaked at No. 12 last year and his releases have always come up just slightly short of that very top spot in years past.
There’s no doubt Khaled has been stepping up his game as of late, inking a new deal with Epic Records and picking up Jay Z as his new manager, all while racking up the industry’s best talent to jump on his album. His new deals and entrepreneurial spirit show Khaled is on a high-flying trajectory to even more success. Clearly, he has really unlocked all of the major keys to more success. Major Key is exclusively available through the iTunes Store and Apple Music, but look for the album to hit other music platforms Aug. 5 before it’s available for physical release Aug. 12. You can also read DJ Khaled’s August/September Complex cover story here.