TYLER THE CREATOR SCORES 2ND NO. 1 ALBUM & CLOWNS DJ KHALED!
Written by torresanz on July 5, 2021
According to Billboard, the 17-track project sold over 169,000 total album-equivalent units in its opening week, ousting Doja Cat’s Planet Her album, which landed at No. 2 with roughly 109,000 total album-equivalent units sold.
Tyler had a little fun at DJ Khaled’s expense to celebrate the momentous occasion. Shortly after the numbers were published, The Creator reminded Khaled of the Instagram rant he went on when Father of Asad failed to land in Billboard‘s coveted spot — and went to IGOR instead.
“MYSTERIOUS MUSIC!” he wrote. “HA!,” a reference to Khaled’s initial commentary.
At the time, DJ Khaled insisted he made “good music” not “mysterious ish,” referring to Tyler, The Creator’s genre-bending project.
While initial reports claimed he angrily stormed into Epic Records with an entourage to express his frustration over Father of Asad‘s No. 2 ranking, Khaled was actually upset with Billboard for allegedly reneging on an agreement involving merch bundles.
Multiple sources close to Khaled said over 100,000 album downloads were “disqualified” due to a promotion Billboard said “was not approved.”
Prior to the album’s release, Khaled offered a bundle which included Father Of Asad and nutritional supplements, something initially approved by Billboard. By purchasing the bundle, customers received a digital download, which was supposed to count towards album number.
But that turned out not to be the case.
Well… Jay Z said it best… Men, LIE… Women, LIE but Numbers don’t!