DJ Khaled has recently taken a decision to slap Billboard with a lawsuit for their failure to include the 100 000 sales of his Father Of Asahd album leading to no.2 debut on the chart.
According to reports by Page Six publication the lawyer of Khaled issued Billboard’s senior vice President of charts and date development with a letter to sue. The letter detailed the rapper’s outcry which was about discounted downloads he sold as part of a “bundle deal” with an energy drink in an effort to boost sales. He claims they initially agreed to count them but never did.
A source close to Khaled said, “When Khaled’s team tried to appeal, Billboard refused to budge.” As a result, Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR debuted at No. 1, while Father Of Asahd took the No. 2 spot.
The source point out Tyler’s bundle deal figures were included in his total sales, making the situation even more “unjust.”
A Billboard source said the 100,000 units were disqualified but admitted an undisclosed number of his sales weren’t counted due to “strange anomalies in the data.” Their decision was actually based on chart rules following talks with Khaled’s management, Sony Records and Nielsen.