DJ Khaled is Suing Billboard Because His Album Didn’t Go No. 1
You might've heard DJ Khaled had a little bit of a meltdown because his new record, Father of Asahd, failed to unseat Tyler, The Creator's IGOR from the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. Dj Khaled stormed into his label's office and "threw a temper tantrum." Now, the Page Six is reporting that Khaled is planning a "monster lawsuit" against Billboard for how they calculate chart rankings.
Technically, Father of Asahd had more streams than IGOR, according to the New York Times. However, Billboard reportedly disqualified more than 100,000 of Khaled's sales, which came from a bundle deal with an energy drink. Bundle deals are an "age-old gimmick" but comes off as a bribe to buy the music.
Khaled's lawyers have reportedly sent a letter to Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP charts and data development at Billboard, detailing their plans for a suit.