DJ Khaled is celebrating a victory after his album Father of Asahd was certified gold from the RIAA. The album stands out as “the fastest full-length record to be minted gold this year” thus far and “one of only three full-length projects of 2019 to be certified gold.”
Not to mention, its total streams already exceed half-a-billion, making it one of the most-streamed projects of 2019 as well. The momentum only continues to ramp up.
Today is a great day! #FANLUV we did it! Father Of Asahd is officially certified GOLD!📀 Couldn’t have done it without God, Asahd and #FANLUV .
NEXT UP IS PLATINUM AND I HAVE A BIG SURPRISE WHEN THAT ARRIVES
FATHEROFASAHD TO THE WORLD 🌎 ANOTHER ONE
GOD IS THE GREATEST! pic.twitter.com/oxhsRDPonQ
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) June 17, 2019
Father of Asahd, Khaled’s 11th studio album, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, trailing Tyler, the Creator’s IGOR. He reportedly became frustrated with Billboard for not counting an estimated 100,000 downloads that were sold through a bundle deal with energy drink supplements.
According to Khaled, this was initially approved by Billboard before they decided to renege on their decision and disqualified his downloads from the bundle, which cost him the No. 1 spot.
Tyler, the Creator also bundled his IGOR album with merch including T-shirts and posters. He sold 165,000 equivalent album units in his first week, while Khaled moved 136,000 units of Father of Asahd.
By Damilola Faustino
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