DJ Khaled is on course for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest release, Major Key. The set, which was released on July 29 through We the Best/Epic Records, may earn over 90,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 4, according to industry prognosticators. That could be enough to bump the chart’s current champ, Drake’s Views, out of the penthouse. (Views may tally 80,000-plus units.)
Further, Major Key could launch with perhaps 60,000 in traditional album sales -- which would mark Khaled's best sales week since 2007. That year, his We the Best album bowed with 79,000 copies sold in its first week (his best sales week ever).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new Aug. 20-dated Billboard 200 chart -- where DJ Khaled may bow at No. 1 -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Aug. 7.