DJ Khaled has found himself on top of the R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart with his latest release, ‘Father of Asahd’. Most noteworthy, this is the DJs third number 1 on the chart as the set climbs from 2 to 1 in its second week. The 15-track album earned 58,000 equivalent album units in the past week, according to Nielsen Music. Furthermore, Asahd is the second album this year to find itself at number 1 of the chart without debuting on top. The album follows A Boogie wit Da Hoodie’s ‘Hoodie SZN’, which took it’s third week to top the chart. Additionally, the album stayed there for four weeks overall.
Especially relevant, DJ Khaled previously landed on top of the chart with this album’s two immediate predecessors. In 2016, Major Key got the job done for the international DJ and again in 2017 with ‘Grateful’, Leading the lists for one week and two weeks. Additionally, ‘Asahd’ makes the jump from 2 to 1 to lead the Top Rap Albums chart as well. This secures DJ Khaled’s fifth time in the top spot on this chart. Most notable mentions are 2011’s ‘We The Best Forever’ and 2015’s ‘I Changed A Lot’. In addition to topping the charts, the We The Best DJ can claim his 12th top five on the Top Rap Albums chart. This matches rapper Tech N9ne for the most by any act since the chart originated.
However, looking past the album’s success, three tracks from the set have found a home on radio. SZA’s feature “Just Us” jumps from 34-23 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in its third week. Furthermore, the song registers a 57% uptick to 6.9 million. The song is also charting well on Rhytmic Songs and Pop Songs airplay.
Additionally, “Wish Wish” featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage is climbing its way through the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with a 14% boost to 4.9 million in audience. Rap Airplay is also showing 18% growth, moving the record from 25 to 22.
Lastly, “You Stay”, which features Meek Mill, J Balvin, Lil Baby, and Jeremih, hops from 48-39 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. This is good for a 48 percent jump to 4.1 million listeners. DJ Khaled is putting in work as usual and it’s safe to say that we will be seeing much more of him in the near future.