REPORT: DJ Khaled Threatens To Sue Billboard After Album Fails To Go No. 1
DJ Khaled‘s newest album didn’t go No. 1 on Billboard — and now he’s reportedly threatening to sue over it.
With the discharge of Father of Asahd, the producer was gunning for his third-straight No. 1 album. That plan fell by as Tyler, The Creator swooped in along with his personal No. 1 album titled Igor.
Khaled was not happy, reportedly going off on his label. He was described as “livid” and “indignant and yelling” over the entire ordeal. No. 2 wasn’t ok.
From what it appears like, DJ Khaled might have a purpose to be upset… He attests that 100,000 items as a part of a bundle deal weren’t accounted for within the course of. Having solely fell 30,000 items wanting Tyler, this was clearly a deal breaker — and apparently, Tyler’s personal bundle offers have been figured into his totals.
Or, not… President of Billboard, Deanna Brown revealed to the New York Occasions: “On this specific occasion, we noticed a corporation encouraging purchases amongst their members by promising them materials and organizational advantages.” This may increasingly have disqualified some or all of DJ Khaled’s bundle offers.
Both approach, Web page Six reviews that Khaled is planning to sue Billboard over the best way the albums have been counted (or not accounted for). Attorneys representing the hip hop star have already despatched a letter to Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP of charts and knowledge improvement at Billboard, demanding a recount.
Moreover, Billboard additionally plans to “reconfigure its guidelines surrounding bundling within the subsequent 12 months.”
We’ll have to attend and see how this performs out.
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