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Maraj    65,919

DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled is poised to hit the Billboard Chart with a monster lawsuit alleging the organization unfairly disqualified more than 100,000 sales of “Father of Asahd,” robbing him of the No. 1 spot.

Khaled was furious when his album came in at No.  2 to Tyler, the Creator’s “IGOR,” after Billboard allegedly discounted downloads sold by the DJ and producer as part of a “bundle deal” with an energy drink. Bundle deals, which offer album downloads alongside merchandise, are a standard but controversial industry practice to boost sales.

We’re told Billboard had agreed it would count downloads from Khaled’s energy drink package, which sources in the artist’s camp say amounted to more than 100,000. Billboard later backtracked, disqualifying Khaled’s entire sales from the promotion, arguing there were “anomalies” in his figures. Page Six has exclusively learned that lawyers for Khaled have fired off a letter to Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP of charts and data development at Billboard.

 

A DJ Khaled source said, “When Khaled’s team tried to appeal, Billboard refused to budge.” The source said the situation was all the more unjust because Tyler, the Creator’s bundle deal figures were included in his total sales. On May 30, Billboard announced Tyler debuted at No. 1 with 165,000 albums sold, with Khaled at No. 2 at 137,000. Not fair, argues Khaled’s team.

Page Six exclusively reported a few days ago that Khaled had a tense meeting with Sylvia Rhone, chairman and CEO of his label Epic, over the matter. The source explained, “Khaled was frustrated his label didn’t fight harder for his bundle sales to be included.”

A Billboard source disputed that 100,000 DJ Khaled sales were disqualified but admitted an undisclosed number of his sales were ruled out because “there were strange anomalies in the data,” adding that the decision was based on chart rules following talks with Khaled’s management, Sony Records and Nielsen. Billboard announced it has reviewed its rules allowing artists to bundle albums with merch and will outline a new policy for 2020.

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Venom    6,006

The ego bebe1

You got your coinT, why does a Billboard chart position matter, especially when you're already Top 2 bebe1

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Luca    37,816
13 minutes ago, Venom said:

The ego bebe1

You got your coinT, why does a Billboard chart position matter, especially when you're already Top 2 bebe1

But if it was a pop girl the majority would call it a flop & tank.. bebe1 

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Venom    6,006
2 minutes ago, NIGHTMARE said:

But if it was a pop girl the majority would call it a flop & tank.. bebe1 

Are you feeling pent up anger about the forgotten pop girl in your set? bebe1 

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Maraj    65,919
5 minutes ago, NIGHTMARE said:

But if it was a pop girl the majority would call it a flop & tank.. bebe1 

It happened to Nicki with Queen and we all saw how that went.... dead2 

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Luca    37,816
5 minutes ago, Venom said:

Are you feeling pent up anger about the forgotten pop girl in your set? bebe1 

Imagine thinking I would have anger over charts rip2 

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Hunty Bear    11,230
Just now, Darth Sidious said:

Says the guy who won’t eat pussy because the “man is the king” rip4

 

Says the guy who titled his last album "Grateful" rip4 

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Divine    140,047

Fat misogynistic small ego man child. Cry louder. He should have just taken it and carried on his way. Can’t stand this puta. #2 was too high anyway since his music and years of exploiting his son have always been garbage.

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rihce    43

Seethe Khaled seethe! It was a sub-par album anyway. He didn't deserve SZA's charity (although i'll still bop!)

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Vesper    4,649

I don’t like DJ Khaled but he has a valid point here. Tyler the creator’s bundle deals were included, his were not. um1 

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AngryAzalean    429

Sales bundles really ruined the BB200, they need to fix the fucking formula and stick to it because it's making the history and value of it all really messy.

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