DJ Khaled reigns atop Billboard album chart, Prince's Purple Rain makes comeback

Music producer DJ Khaled's latest album Grateful debuts atop the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart.
DJ Khaled performs during Summer Jam 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
DJ Khaled performs during Summer Jam 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.PHOTO: NYTIMES

NEW YORK (NYT) - Grateful, the latest by producer- performer and now social-media star DJ Khaled, opened at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart with the equivalent of 149,000 sales in the United States, according to Nielsen.

Grateful features guest appearances on almost every track by the likes of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Jay Z.

The album narrowly beat Evolve, the new album by rockers Imagine Dragons, who had the equivalent of 147,000 sales.

Purple Rain, the classic 1984 soundtrack by Prince and the Revolution, re-entered the chart at No. 4, thanks to a reissue with bonus tracks from Prince's storied recording vault.

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Kendrick Lamar's Damn. is at No. 3.