DJ Khaled’s Kiss The Ring Earns Top Five Debut on Billboard 200

Though R&B star Trey Songz topped the Billboard 200 chart this week, We The Best Music Group honcho DJ Khaled held down a top five debut for his star-studded Kiss The Ring release. Featuring an A-list line up of heavyweights including everyone from Rick Ross to Kanye West, Lil Wayne and more the Cash Money DJ’s sixth studio effort landed at No. 4, selling 41,000.

Last week’s chart topper and fellow Def Jam signee, 2 Chainz slid down to No. 2 with his Def Jam solo debut Based on a T.R.U. Story. The album which features the gold-charted single “No Lie” (featuring Drake) and “Birthday Cake” (featuring Kanye West) moved 48,000 units, bringing total sales to 195,000. Rick Ross’ critically-acclaimed God Forgives, I Don’t sits at No. 8 with 28,000 more units sold (350,000) while other rap releases including Nas with Life Is Good and Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded occupy the 26 and 29 slots respectively.

Will Slaughterhouse’s Shady Records debut, welcome to: OUR HOUSE, knock Chapter V for a chart-topping release? Stay tuned next week to find out.