My Week In New York
A Saturday newsletter from the New York editors.As for the No. 1 chart placement, Khaled Khaled is the third chart-topping album for the DJ/producer/hype man, following 2016’s Major Key and 2017’s Grateful. Notably, Khaled’s last album, Father of Asahd, didn’t hit No. 1 after a failed scheme to bundle it with energy-drink purchases, which led the charts to overhaul their rules for merch bundles. This time, Khaled Khaled logged 93,000 equivalent units, largely from streaming, making it the first album this year to debut at No. 1, with a five-figure unit total. “I cried many nights. Tears of JOY and Pain making this album. Everyone’s beautiful word really touched my heart. God is Great!” Khaled tweeted on May 9, alongside a tearful video of him learning the news of his No. 1 ranking.