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DJ Khaled's new album barely hit the top-100 on Amazon's record charts

2 months ago by James Mattone in Trends
Credit: John Lee

Rapper DJ Khaled is making headlines after reportedly throwing a tantrum to his record label Epic Records, a subsidiary of Sony ($NYSE: SNE) over the fact that his new album, Father of Asahd, ranking No. 2 on the Billboard charts.

If he thinks that is bad, then his record execs may do well to keep him from seeing the record charts for May at Amazon.com ($NASDAQ:AMZN). The bad news for them is that we track sales ranks at Amazon.

DJ Khaled's newest record was only on the CD and Vinyl best-seller charts for eight days since its release, debuting at #56 and hitting 100 out of the top 100 on May 25.

DJ Khaled's newest record was only on the CD and Vinyl best-seller charts for eight days since its release, debuting at #56 and hitting 100 out of the top 100 on May 25.

After that? It disappeared off the charts.

Not only was this a blip on the radar for May releases, but during its time on the charts, Father of Asahd paled in comparison to Christian rock albums, re-releases, and showtunes, historical breadwinners on the CD and Vinyl charts.

From May 19 to May 27, Father of Asahd lost to the following albums that charted for at least one day:

CD & Vinyl Rank on List

Name

Category Rank (Average)

Category Rank (Count)

1

RAMMSTEIN

1.375

8

2

Western Stars

2.25

8

3

The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III

3.25

8

4

Look Up Child

3.875

8

5

Hurts 2B Human

5.375

8

6

A Star Is Born Soundtrack

7

8

7

The 4th Mini Album 'NCT #127 WE ARE SUPERHUMAN'

13.125

8

8

The Greatest Showman

13.375

8

9

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? [LP][Pale Yellow]

13.625

8

10

Map Of The Soul: PERSONA

13.75

8

11

RAMMSTEIN [Deluxe Edition]

15.625

8

12

My Songs [Deluxe]

16

8

13

Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)(Explicit)(2CD)

16.375

8

...

...

...

...

35

100 Singalong Songs For Kids

37.375

8

36

Bohemian Rhapsody [2 LP]

38.125

8

37

Golden Hour

38.5

8

38

Berserker

39

8

...

...

...

...

42

Game Of Thrones: Season 8 (Music from the HBO Series)

41.8

5

43

California Son

42.167

6

44

Chip Tooth Smile

42.25

8

45

Rocketman (Music From The Motion Picture)

42.25

8

...

...

...

...

73

I Can Only Imagine - The Very Best of MercyMe

57.875

8

74

Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)(Edited)(2CD)

58.5

6

75

This One's for You Too (Deluxe Edition)

59.25

8

76

Father Of Asahd

59.75

8

(Thinknum subscribers can see the full chart, as well as best-seller data for other Amazon categories, here)

Again, this is the list of the top-selling CDs & Vinyl records on Amazon, which are historically frontloaded with classic rock, Christian, and soundtracks. But even on Digital Music, Father of Asahd is losing out to several new releases. This include IGOR, Tyler, the Creator's new release that DJ Khaled reportedly threw shade at when it beat him on the Billboard charts (news outlets have since confirmed that Khaled's issue was reportedly with his label, not with Tyler)

Despite Khaled taking an L here, he still is technically winning, as seven of his songs were on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and he still owns a $22 million Miami beachfront home.

Which begs the question: why would Khaled cry about a No. 2 album in the first place?

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James Mattone

James is the Associate Editor at Thinknum Media, mainly covering video games, food, and tech news, but not afraid to head into Sephora or beauty brands if need be...

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