Ever since DJ Khaled put out his first compilation, Listennn: The Album in 2006, the Miami-based DJ has always debuted in the top 10 on The Billboard 200. This go-round the Def Jam South president barely managed to land in the top 15.
According to today’s (March 10) Nielsen SoundScan report, Khaled’s fourth album, Victory, grabbed the No. 14 spot on the charts, after selling 27,800 units in its first week. Despite featuring such big name artists as Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake, Rick Ross and Usher, among others, the disc was the Terror Squad rep’s lowest earning first week effort to-date.
Six spots above the Miami radio DJ at No. 8 is the unstoppable Black Eyed Peas. Cashiers rang up 46,400 copies of The E.N.D. this week, making the group’s overall numbers stand at 2,227,800.
Recently incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne fell six slots to No. 12 this sales cycle. Rebirth added 31,900 to its total tally, making Weezy’s total numbers equal 393,300 in the album’s fifth week on the charts.
Birdman Jr’s crew Young Money slid three places down to No. 32 this week. Nicki Minaj, Drizzy Drake, Mack Maine, Tyga and company moved 15,500 additional copies of We Are Young Money, bringing their 11-week tally to 361,300.
Next week look for Ludacris’ Battle of the Sexes to top the charts. —Elan Mancini