25 Chart Takeaways: DJ Khaled Dethrones Drake

DJ Khaled, Major Key © Epic

For 12 weeks, all the talk was about Drake. Drake this and Drake that.  Not this week! No friends, foes, and otherwise.  This week DJ Khaled dethroned the “6 God” with his Major Key to success…or something along those lines.  Drake only fell to no. 2, but still, Khaled is only the second artist able to knock off the beast.

Khaled and Drake make for fascinating chart stories, but the grooves don’t stop there on the Billboard 200.  Beyond Views and Major Key(s), there are many tells worth noting on the Billboard 200 dated August 20, 2016.


  1. Somehow, DJ Khaled was able to stop the unstoppable. Major Key debuts at no. 1, knocking off Drake’s Views after 12 weeks at no. 1.


  1. Drake settles for the runner-up spot. His Views are still important, in other words.


  1. Jake Owen takes American Love to no. 4.



  1. Fantasia earns a fourth top-10 album with The Definition Of… The Definition Of… just misses the top-five at no. 6.


  1. Hillary Scott is usually associated with Lady Antebellum, but this time she’s with the family on Love Remains. Love Remains debuts at no. 7.


  1. Blake Shelton sees If I’m Honest improve 15 spots to re-enter the top 10 at no. 9.



  1. Gucci Mane had Everybody Looking last week, but this week, he drops nine spots from no. 2 to no. 11.


  1. DescendentsHypercaffium Spazzinate debuts at no. 20.


  1. Charlie Puth sees Nine Track Mind jump 12 spots from no. 35 to no. 23 in its 27th charting week.


  1. Epic AF takes an “epic” tumble to the tune of 27 spots (no. 5 to no. 32).



  1. Halsey’s Badlands improves 11 spots from no. 55 to no. 44. Badlands has charted for 49 weeks!


  1. The latest album from Vertical Church Band, Frontiers, debuts at no. 46.



  1. Kiiara reaches a new peak on the Billboard 200 as Low Kii Savage (EP) improves six spots from no. 57 to no. 51.


  1. Bryan & Katie Torwalt take Champion to a no. 71 bow.


  1. Old Dominion entice folks with Meat And Candy. It ascends 33 spots this week (no. 105 to no. 72).


  1. No matter how “sharp” Keith Sweat was on Dress To Impress, he was bound to fall in week two. He does just that (no. 34 to no. 80).



  1. Lil Uzi sees Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World achieve a new peak position at no. 81.

  2. Jason Derulo
    celebrates Platinum Hits at no. 83. Maybe “celebrate” was the wrong word…


  1. NEEDTOBREATHE continues its descent. HARD LOVE drops 35 spots in week three (no. 52 to no. 87).


  1. Maxwell’s lackadaisical run continues. blackSUMMERS’night slips 15 more spots (no. 74 to no. 89).


  1. Continuing to see-saw back and forth, Dan + Shay see Obsessed slide 20 spots this week (no. 80 to no. 100).



  1. Rachel Platten is on the rise. Wildfire improves 15 spots (no. 117 to no. 102).


  1. ZHU’s Generationwhy debuts quietly at no. 109.


  1. Brett Eldredge sees Illinois improves 80 spots (no. 194 to no. 114).



  1. Lil Durk has a horrific second week. Lil Durk 2X slides from no. 29 to no. 121.
Photo Credit: Epic





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