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DJ Khaled Is Suing Billboard Over Losing Out On The Number Album
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DJ Khaled Is Suing Billboard Over Losing Out On The Number Album

DJ Khaled is not happy with coming in second place on the Billboard charts.

According to Page Six, DJ Khaled is planning a “monster lawsuit” against Billboard, alleging the chart organization unfairly disqualified more than 100,000 in sales of his album Father of Asahd, which cost him the No. 1 spot.

Khaled was apparently furious when his album came in at No.  2 to Tyler, the Creator’s IGOR. He was reportedly told that an estimated 100,000 downloads that were sold through a bundle deal with an energy drink would count towards his Billboard stats.

Lawyers for Khaled have sent a legal letter to Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP of charts and data development at Billboard. “When Khaled’s team tried to appeal, Billboard refused to budge,” said a source.

Bundling has become a standard but controversial industry practice to boost sales. Tyler, the Creator also bundled IGOR with merch including T-shirts and posters. He topped the Billboard 200 with 165,000 equivalent album units, while Khaled placed second with 136,000 units of Father of Asahd.

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