DJ Khaled’s Grateful notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — it is the first album to spend more than one week at No. 1 in two months. In the week ending July 6, Grateful earned 70,000 equivalent album units (down 53 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Traditional album sales comprised 16,000 (down 68 percent) of that sum.
DJ Khaled’s Grateful finished its second week stronger than expected, as some industry forecasters had suggested the album would earn around 60,000 units for the week. The album continues to be supported largely by streams, as it tallied 42,000 SEA units — down 48 percent — equaling 63.4 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs. Grateful also earned 12,000 TEA units for the week (down 36 percent). Read the full article via BILLBOARD HERE
21 SAVAGE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM ISSA ALBUM EVERYWHERE TODAY
(Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2017) After nearly a year of anticipation, multiplatinum-certified rapper, artist, and visionary 21 Savage releases his full-length major label debut album, Issa Album [Epic Records], everywhere today. Get it HERE. Upon going live, he immediately invaded multiple charts, seizing #1 on Apple Music Hip-Hop/Rap Charts & #2 on Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. The 21 takeover has just begun…
A mixture of trap-gone-slasher production and sharp lyrical murder, he delivers 14 real, raging, and raw anthems infused with timeless melodic prowess. Among eight tracks produced by frequent collaborator and studio icon Metro Boomin [Drake, Future], the opener “Famous” sets the tone with a violently catchy refrain and menacing soundscape. Meanwhile, 21 steps behind the board on the priceless “Bank Account,” while “Baby Girl” and the DJ Mustard-produced “FaceTime” flaunt some of his biggest hooks to date. It’s one brilliant and brutal banger after another. Issa classic…
Continuing a tradition of eye-popping visuals to match his game-changing sound, 21 teamed up with popular artist @Somehoodlum for the animated cover art. Moreover, he worked with Spotify on an innovative digital assault, including this immersive official website ISSAWEBSITE. Check it out HERE. The website evinces his cultural infiltration. It literally welcomes listeners into 21’s unique and undeniable world with the term ISSA as a gateway. Taken from an interview that spawned countless memes when he spoke on his face tattoo “ISSA (it’s a) knife”, the word is now forever embedded in the pop culture lexicon and emblematic of his influence. ISSA has become a linguistic phenomenon. Rihanna, Trey Songz, and even Pizza Hut have taken to using the term. Webster, where you at? When can the man get some credit in the dictionary? See his tweet!
In addition, the new web site links to 21’s official merch website! Every purchase of any item includes a digital download of ISSA. Check it out HERE!
21 also stars in the “The Year 2100” cartoon series. “WeBuyGold” Parts 1 & 2 are available for viewing HERE.
Next up, he appears on Genius for an in-depth interview about Issa Album July 12 before descending upon Chicago August 5 for what promises to be a standout Lollapalooza performance.
21 and ISSA have arrived.
Tearing through the game with tenacity, 21 Savage carved his own path to the top of 21st century hip-hop last year. Following a series of 2015 fan favorite mixtapes such as The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King, he sent shockwaves through rap with the Savage Mode collaborative EP alongside super producer Metro Boomin. Not only did the project earn an RIAA gold certification, but it spawned the double-platinum “X” [feat. Future] and platinum “No Heart.” In between supporting Young Thug on tour and selling out his own headliner, 21 uncorked the platinum “Red Opps.” Now, he changes the game with ISSA.
1. “Famous” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
2. “Bank Account” [prod. by 21 Savage]
3. “Close My Eyes” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
4. “Bad Business” [prod. by Southside]
5. “Baby Girl” [prod. by Pierre Bourne]
6. “Thug Life” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
7. “FaceTime” [prod. by DJ Mustard]
8. “Nothin New” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
9. “Numb” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
10. “Dead People” [prod. by Southside]
11. “Money Convo” [prod. Metro Boomin]
12. “Special” [prod. by Wheezy]
13. “Whole Lot” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
14. “7 Min Freestyle” [prod. by Metro Boomin]
(Los Angeles, CA – July 5, 2017) Taking the crown yet again, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ Khaled bows at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with his tenth full-length offering, GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records].
Achieving 149,127 equivalent sales in total activity, this notably marks his biggest first-week at #1 Overall and #1 Hip-Hop, his second consecutive debut at the top of the chart in under twelve months’ time, and his seventh Top 10 entry overall since 2008.
It’s been an unbelievable journey to this milestone. Khaled took the first step on the road to GRATEFUL with his high-profile GRAMMY® press conference where he announced the impending release. That five-month journey culminates now as he clinched #1. Note, this is also his first #1 with infant son Asahd Tuck Khaled its Executive Producer.
Kicking off release week, he ignited the BET Awards with an unforgettable performance and starred in a hilarious Daily Show skit with Trevor Noah followed by a packed in-store at Urban Outfitters’ Space 15 Twenty the day the album dropped, and finally an appearance on ABC’s The Chew too. Watch it HERE!
Meanwhile, Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal dedicated widespread support on and off platforms. . Congrats to DJ Khaled, Asahd, We The Best, Roc Nation and Epic, for a #1 album yet again on the Billboard Top 200!
Sylvia Rhone, President of Epic Records states, “Grateful marks an incredible time in music as DJ Khaled continues to set the bar for creative excellence. His passion and work ethic are unparalleled and the impact that he has on culture is reflected as he claims the number 1 spot.”
Meanwhile, GRATEFUL has been a mainstay on multiple online charts. It’s consistently held #1 on Apple Music Overall and Hip-Hop/Rap. Moreover, the latest single “Wild Thoughts” [feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller] has taken off! Not only it a multi-format smash, but it surpassed 68 million Spotify streams in less than a month and moved to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, the platinum-certified “I’m The One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne] holds the #2 spot, giving Khaled two of the top three songs in the country!
Moreover, it has received mass critical praise. Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Khaled’s ability to summon music’s Avengers remains unrivaled,” and Rolling Stone affirmed, “Grateful has a guest list stronger than most award shows.”
Khaled introduced Grateful with one of music’s hottest hit streaks in recent memory. “I’m The One” became his first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and achieved RIAA platinum status in less than six weeks and also landed #1 in United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand! Meanwhile, “Shining” [feat. BEYONCÉ & JAY-Z] simultaneously pinned down #1 at Urban and Rhythm Radio. “Wild Thoughts” stood out as the #1 Most Added at Top 40, Urban, and Rhythm upon impact, and it’s replicating the same crossover success of its predecessors and then some. Check out the full Grateful all-star tracklisting below.
At a closer look, you might find a subtle theme at the heart of Grateful. It released June 23, its executive producer and Asahd was born October 23, it boasts 23 tracks, and he just dropped a collaboration with the most famous 23 of all—Jordan. It’s a number with history behind it. That history expanded with Grateful.
The keys to the kingdom belong to Khaled and Asahd— the youngest album executive producer in history. It’s a year to be Grateful.
1. (Intro) I’m so Grateful – DJ Khaled feat. Sizzla
2. Shining – DJ Khaled feat. Beyoncé & JAY-Z
3. To the Max – DJ Khaled feat. Drake
4. Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
5. I’m the One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
6. On Everything – DJ Khaled feat. Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Big Sean
7. It’s Secured – DJ Khaled feat. Nas & Travis Scott
8. Interlude (Hallelujah) – Betty Wright
9. Nobody Knows – DJ Khaled feat. Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj
10. I Love You so Much – DJ Khaled feat. Chance the Rapper
11. Don’t Quit – DJ Khaled & Calvin Harris feat. Travis Scott & Jeremih
12. I Can’t Even Lie – DJ Khaled feat. Future & Nicki Minaj
13. Down for Life – DJ Khaled feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future, Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Kodak Black
14. Major Bag Alert – DJ Khaled feat. Migos
15. Good Man – DJ Khaled feat. Pusha T & Jadakiss
16. Billy Ocean – DJ Khaled feat. Fat Joe & Raekwon
17. Pull a Caper – DJ Khaled feat. Kodak Black, Gucci Mane & Rick Ross
18. That Range Rover Came With Steps – DJ Khaled feat. Future & Yo Gotti
19. Iced Out My Arms – DJ Khaled feat. Future, Migos, 21 Savage & T.I.
20. Whatever – DJ Khaled feat. Future, Young Thug, Rick Ross & 2 Chainz
21. Interlude – Belly
22. Unchanging Love – Mavado
23. Asahd Talk (Thank You Asahd) – Asahd Khaled
(June 26, 2017 – Los Angeles,CA) – Red hot off a seismic BET Awards performance yesterday, French Montana shares the details for his highly anticipated second full-length album, “JUNGLE RULES” [Coke Boys Music/Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records]—arriving July 14, 2017. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum rap icon, influencer, and philanthropist excitedly uncovers the album cover. After first mentioning the big news at the end of his set, he immediately began trending all over social media!
The worldwide smash “Unforgettable” [feat. Swae Lee] not only stands out as a global phenomenon, but it also sets the tone for the new album as a whole. Between a heavenly hook from Swae Lee, he delivers confessional verses over an unpredictable tribal electro beat. Already his fastest Top 40 riser, the track just received an official RIAA platinum certification and has clocked over 158 million Spotify streams and 101 million YouTube/VEVO views after only 2 months since release.
Last night, he offered up a landmark performance of “Unforgettable.” After collaborating with YouTube sensation Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids on the song’s video, he surprised the kids by flying them out to Los Angeles. He made their dreams come true introducing them to America and inviting them to accompany him during an historic show at the BET Awards. It brought the audience to its feet. Watch it HERE.
Earlier this month, French screened his riveting documentary Project: Unforgettable — “My Project, Their Reality” in front of tastemakers in New York. The heartfelt visual follows him to Uganda. He returns to the continent of his birth to track down YouTube Triplets Ghetto Kids after finding fascination in their videos. Along the way, he awakens with inspiration, witnessing the culture firsthand and undergoing a transformative experience that went on to define the album and yield the music video for “Unforgettable.” It’s as powerful as it is poignant.
Describing the documentary, Billboard put it best claiming, “His level of motivation is back at an all-time high.” The full length documentary will be released the week “JUNGLE RUGLES” arrives.
French is with his biggest, boldest, and best work to date. Moreover, he’ll be taking this new music on the road, announcing a series of international headline gigs and dates supporting The Weeknd on the Starboy Tour. Check out the full itinerary below.
Get ready for more from French Montana and his most unforgettable phase yet.
6/29 Johannesburg, South Africa Taboo Nightclub
6/30 Durban, South Africa Vodacome Durban
7/1 Tilburg & Rotterdam, Netherlands Wooha! Festival & Club Blu
7/5 Zamardi, Hungary Balaton Sound Festival
7/6 Portimao, Portugal Blanco Beach Club
7/7 Paris, France Gotha Club
7/8 Casablanca, Morocco Casablanca Festival
7/9 Marrakesh, Morocco
7/11 Novalja, Croatia Fresh Island Festival
7/13 Dour, Belgium Dour Festival
7/15 Tenerife, Spain Cubik Club
7/16 Marbella, Spain Cavalli Club
8/19 Orpund, Switzerland Royal Arena Festival
8/25 Ibiza, Spain Tine Tempah Disturbing Ibiza
8/26 Cologne, Germany Hype Festival
STARBOY WORLD TOUR DATES:
9/9 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre
10/2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
10/5 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/17 Houston, TX
10/19 San Antonio, TX
11/29 Auckland, NZ
12/2 Sydney, AU Qudos Bank Arena
12/6 Brisbane, AU Entertainment Center
12/8 Melbourne, AU Rod Laver Arena
12/11 Adelaide, AU Entertainment Center
12/14 Perth, AU Perth Arena