We The Best CEO DJ Khaled‘s new Suffering From Success is going to make a strong bid for the Top 10 as new sales projections show the project now moving up to 25,000 copies.
Based on weekend estimates, Khaled’s latest compilation project is expected to sell at least 22,000 records in week one.
YOUR TOP 15 (PLUS TWO): As expected, Katy Perry will debut at #1, giving Steve Barnett‘s Capitol Records its first #1 since the exec took the helm late last year. The bow of Perry’s PRISM will best by about 100k her previous release, Teenage Dream, which opened with 192k in August of 2010. Here’s how things looks headed into the weekend: *Katy Perry (Capitol) 275-300k Miley Cyrus (RCA) 40-45k Drake (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) 40-45k Lorde (Lava/Republic) 40-45k Pearl Jam (Monkeywrench/Republic) 35-40k *Fifth Harmony (Syco/Epic) 30-35k *AFI (Republic) 25-30k Justin Timberlake (RCA) 24-27k Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 22-25k *DJ Khaled (Cash Money/Republic) 22-25k (HITS Daily Double)
Based on initial one-day estimates, Khaled’s newest compilation project was expected to push out no more than 23,000 records.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: Katy Perry‘s PRISM will bow at #1 next week, selling about 100k more than Teenage Dream did when it debuted in August 2010. Here are this week’s key debuts: Katy Perry (Capitol) 275-300k Fifth Harmony (Syco/Epic) 30-35k AFI (Republic) 25-30k DJ Khaled (Cash Money/Republic) 19-23k Tori Kelly (Capitol) 14-17k (HITS Daily Double)
A few days ago, Khaled’s new “Never Surrender” music video premiered online.
DJ Khaled is hip-hop’s social butterfly; just check out the tracklist for his latest LP Suffering From Success. One of the biggest posse cuts on the LP is Track 12, “Never Surrender,” featuring the unlikely mix of Scarface, Akon, Anthony Hamilton, Jadakiss, John Legend and Meek Mill. Somehow, DJ Khaled, being the guy that he is, managed to get the motley bunch together for a seven-minute video that feels like a mini-Training Day saga. Snitches, arrests, hustlin’, unnecessary shooting, murder weapons — it’s all there. Even Rick Ross and French Montana make cameos, because the more the f*cking merrier. (VIBE)
Last week, Houston rap legend Scarface argued Khaled goes harder with the production craft than other beat-makers.
In a Making-Of-Video that premiered on WorldStarHipHop, legendary rapper Scarface offered insight into the nature of Khaled’s role in making his music. “A lot of people get that fucked up.” Scarface explained about Khaled “They think that a producer makes beats and sh*t. Nah. A producer gets the job done. And Khaled is more of a producer than a lot of motherf*ckers that make beats, in my opinion. Khaled sees that motherf*cker from beginning to end. He produces his own sh*t.” (XXL Mag)
The new compilation album features a variety of hip-hop heavyweights.
1. “Obama” (Winning More Interlude) 2. “Suffering From Success” – DJ Khaled feat. Ace Hood and Future 3. “I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie” – DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, T.I., Meek Mill, Swizz Beatz, and Puff Daddy 4. “You Don’t Want These Problems” – DJ Khaled feat. Big Sean, Rick Ross, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Ace Hood, and Timbaland 5. “Blackball” – DJ Khaled feat. Future, Plies, and Ace Hood 6. “No Motive” – DJ Khaled feat. Lil Wayne 7. “I’m Still” – DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, and Ace Hood 8. “I Wanna Be With You” – DJ Khaled feat. Nicki Minaj, Future, and Rick Ross 9. “No New Friends” – DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne 10. “Give It All to Me” – Mavado and Nicki Minaj 11. “Hells Kitchen” – DJ Khaled feat. J. Cole and Bas 12. “Never Surrender” – DJ Khaled feat. Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Akon, John Legend, and Anthony Hamilton 13. “Murcielago (Doors Go Up)” – DJ Khaled feat. Birdman and Meek Mill 14. “Black Ghost” – Vado 15. “Helen Keller” – DJ Khaled feat. Kat Dahlia 16. “At the Top (It’s Just Us) – Mavado 17. “Take That Off” – Vado feat. Jeremih 18. “Weed & Hennessy” – Mavado (Suffering From Success)