DJ Khaled appears to have addressed the controversy surrounding his album Father of Asahd debuting at No. 2 behind Tyler The Creator’s Igor, which premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart on May 30.
On Monday (June 10), Khaled jumped on his Instagram account to thank his fans for making his album No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. “Fan Luv thank you for all your love and support. We got the #1 Hip Hop album in the country this week!” he wrote, adding, “I’m in the music bizz not bundle bizz.”
Interestingly, DJ Khaled’s mysteriously disabled the comments on the post.
DJ Khaled may be alluding to a New York Times article, explaining why his album didn’t top the Billboard 200 chart last week. According to the article, the sales race between Khaled and Tyler came down the validity of their bundles.
Tyler offered clothing with his Igor album bundles, while Khaled had energy drinks with his Father of Asahd packages. However, Billboard disqualified most of the We the Best leader’s bundled purchases, due to alleged unauthorized bulk sales by Shop.com and its corporate parent, Market America.
In addition, Page Six reported on Monday (June 10 that DJ Khaled is possibly considering filing a lawsuit against Billboard for allegedly discounting elements of Khaled’s sales totals for his chart position of Father of Asahd album, thus, robbing him of the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart.
We have no idea where this chart drama/bundle-gate controversy is headed, but it will definitely change the way how record labels will package their music products for fans moving forward.
Check out DJ Khaled’s Instagram post below.
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