DJ Khaled promised several times that Major Key will be his biggest album ever but we hardly believed him because he claims the same before every album release. But looks like he is really about to gain from all the big names on his project. The first single “For Free” featuring Drake is steadily climbing up the charts and his other two follows ups “I Got The Keys” with Future & Jay Z and “Holy Key” with Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar & Betty Wright have made decent noise as well. And with the help of his social media reach, Khaled may be on route to having his best first week ever with his 9th studio album.
According to Hits Daily Double, Major Key is expected to sell 45-50,000 US albums during the July 29-August 4 tracking week. The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) should result in a first week consumption total of 67-72,000 units. With Drake’s Views expected to generate upwards of 75,000 in consumption, “Major Key” may not have enough overall activity for #1 on the Billboard 200.
Still, the numbers are almost three times what his last album, 2015’s I Changed A lot, did first week. It’s also in line with the last two big rap releases, Gucci Mane’s Everybody Looking and ScHoolboy Q’s The Blank Face LP.