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Despite how you might feel about DJ Khaled’s music, you have to respect his hustle. The man has been going hard non-stop for the past two decades and he deserves to be in the position he’s in right now.

Love him or hate him, the DJ-producer has come a long way from his days working at the New Orleans record store Odyssey. It was actually in Odyssey that he met Birdman and Lil Wayne in 1993, beginning a relationship with the two of them that would last for the next couple decades.

Since breaking out in 2006, Khaled has gone on to curate some of hip hop’s most iconic anthems – from “We Takin’ Over”, “I’m So Hood”, “Out Here Grindin” and “Go Hard” to “All I Do Is Win”, “Welcome to My Hood”, “I’m on One”, and “No New Friends.”

From his debut album, Listennn… the Album, to his latest release, 2022’s God Did, we look at the rankings for DJ Khaled’s first week album sales.

I Changed a Lot

Released: October 23, 2015

Label: We the Best, RED

First week album sales: 25,000

Billboard 200 position: 12

Singles: “They Don’t Love You No More”, “Hold You Down”, “How Many Times”, “Gold Slugs”

Features: Future, Rick Ross, Boosie Badazz, Jeezy, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Fetty Wap, Yo Gotti, Trick Daddy, French Montana, Meek Mill, Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Big Sean. Trey Songz, Jeremih, Ace Hood, Vado, Jay-Z, Mavado, John Legend, Usher and Fabolous.

Suffering from Success

Released: October 22, 2013

Label: We the Best, Cash Money, Republic

First week album sales: 27,000

Billboard 200 position: 7

Singles: “No New Friends”, “I Wanna Be with You”

Features: Future, Diddy, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T.I., 2 Chainz, French Montana, Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Jeremih.

Victory

Released: March 2, 2010

Label: We the Best, E1

First week album sales: 28,000

Billboard 200 position: 14

Singles: “Fed Up”, “Put Your Hands Up”, “All I Do Is Win”

Features: Diddy, Busta Rhymes, T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Young Jeezy, Plies, Usher, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nas, John Legend, Jim Jones, Bun B, Soulja Boy, Birdman, Nelly, Lil Boogie, Ace Hood, Gunplay, Pitbull.

Kiss the Ring

Released: August 21, 2012

Label: We the Best, Cash Money, Republic

First week album sales: 41,000

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “Take It to the Head”, “I Wish You Would”

Features: Meek Mill, Ace Hood, Plies, Lil Wayne, T.I., Future, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, T-Pain, Scarface, Nas, DJ Premier, French Montana, Jadakiss, Birdman, 2 Chainz, Wale, Tyga, Kirko Bangz, Mavado and Mack Maine.

Listennn… the Album

Released: June 6, 2006

Label: Terror Squad, E1

First week album sales: 44,000

Billboard 200 position: 12

Singles: “Holla at Me”, “Grammy Family”, “Born-N-Raised”

Features: Kanye West, Consequence, John Legend, Young Jeezy, Bun B, Birdman, Juelz Santana, Slim Thug, Krayzie Bone, Chamillionaire, Trina, Twista, Freeway, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Styles P and Lil Scrappy.

We the Best Forever

Released: July 19, 2011

Label: We the Best, Young Money, Cash Money, Universal

First week album sales: 53,000

Billboard 200 position: 5

Singles: “Welcome to My Hood”, “I’m on One”, “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over”, “Legendary”

Features: Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Plies, T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Waka Flocka, Ace Hood, Mary J. Blige, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo, Game, Busta Rhymes, Cee-Lo, Birdman, Meek Mill, Wale, Vado, Akon, Tyga, Mack Maine, Cory Gunz, Jae Millz.

We Global

Released: September 16, 2008

Label: We the Best, Terror Squad, E1

First week album sales: 59,573

Billboard 200 position: 7

Singles: “Out Here Grindin”, “Go Hard”

Features: Game, T-Pain, Bun B, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Plies, Akon, Trick Daddy, Lil Boosie, Nas, Kanye West, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Busta Rhymes, Pitbull, Casely and Flo Rida.

We the Best

Released: June 12, 2007

Label: Terror Squad, E1

First week album sales: 79,000

Billboard 200 position: 8

Singles: “We Takin’ Over”, “I’m So Hood”

Features: Rick Ross, Akon, T.I., Fat Joe, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Juelz Santana, T-Pain, Trick Daddy, Plies, Beanie Sigel, The Game, Jadakiss, Bun B, Paul Wall, Trina, Flo Rida, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Ja Rule.

Khaled Khaled

Released: April 30, 2021

Label: We the Best, Epic, Roc Nation

First week album sales: 93,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Popstar” / “Greece”, “Let It Go”, “Every Chance I Get”, “I Did It”, “Body in Motion”

Features: Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Cardi B, H.E.R., Migos, Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Justin Bieber, 21 Savage, Bryson Tiller, Roddy Ricch, Drake, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Puff Daddy, Nas, Jay-Z, James Fauntleroy, Justin Timberlake, Meek Mill, Buju Banton, Capleton, and Bounty Killer.

Major Key

Released: July 29, 2016

Label: We the Best, Epic

First week album sales: 96,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “For Free”, “I Got the Keys”, “Holy Key”, “Do You Mind”

Features: Future, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Drake, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Betty Wright, J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Kodak Black, Jeezy, French Montana, YG, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Kent Jones, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa, Wale and Mavado.

God Did

Released: August 26, 2022

Label: We the Best, Epic

First week album sales: 107,500

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Staying Alive”

Features: Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend, Fridayy, Kanye West, Eminem, Future, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, 21 Savage, Roddy Ricch, Quavo, Takeoff, SZA, Nardo Wick, Kodak Black, Don Toliver, Travis Scott, Gunna, Latto, City Girls, Skillibeng, Buju Banton, Capleton, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Juice Wrld, Jadakiss, and Vory.

Father of Asahd

Released: May 17, 2019

Label: We the Best, Epic, Roc Nation

First week album sales: 136,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Top Off”, “No Brainer”, “Higher”, “Just Us”, “You Stay”

Features: Buju Banton, Sizzla, Mavado, 070 Shake, Cardi B, 21 Savage, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, SZA, Meek Mill, Lil Baby, Jeremih, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Nipsey Hussle, John Legend, Nas, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Gunna, Jay-Z, Future, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo.

Grateful

Released: June 23, 2017

Label: We the Best, Epic

First week album sales: 149,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Shining”, “I’m the One”, “Wild Thoughts”

Features: Future, Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Migos and Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Kodak Black, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Drake, Rihanna, Sizzla, Mavado, Nas, Calvin Harris, PartyNextDoor, Jeremih, Pusha T and Betty Wright.

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