Multi-platinum artist, music industry visionary, innovative influencer, mogul, mega-producer, and Anthem KingÂ DJ KHALEDÂ officially kicks off theÂ #EpicSummerÂ campaign and celebrates his first-ever #1 album debut on the Billboard 200 Chart withÂ MAJOR KEYÂ (We The Best Music Group/Epic Records).Â The news was announced today byÂ LA Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records.
MAJOR KEYÂ was exclusively available as a premium-only release on one service, Apple Music and the iTunes Music Store.Â MAJOR KEYÂ is now available to all digital retailers and streaming services and the physical CD release is August 12th.
“I am extremely proud to be able to share this much-deserved, career-defining #1 album with my longtime friend,Â DJ Khaled,” saidÂ LA Reid. “Khaled‘s pure musical talent, hit-making ears, and social media savvy, combined with the fiercely loyal bond with his devoted fan base, is clearly reflected in his first week debut.Â No one works harder nor deserves it more.Â I am blessed to be associated withÂ KhaledÂ and look forward to many more years of hits together.”
AddedÂ DJ Khaled, “This album would not have been possible without the love and support of the QueenÂ Ms. Lauryn Hill, and I would like to share the letter she wrote in support ofÂ “Nas Album Done”Â feat.Â NasÂ : “DJ Khaled, thank you for that acknowledgement, and thank you andÂ NasÂ for blessing up the chune lol. Fugee-La was a special song for us.Â I have fond memories of us and Salaam recording that song. My son, Zion, ironically laid his own thoughts down in verse on this same song recently. There must be something in the air.Â May God bless your family and the arrival of your new child. I also remember that Humble Lion show!Â Grace and peace to both of you.â€ xo, MLH.
The new album boasts two bonafide smash hits â€“ the #1 urban, RIAA GoldÂ â€œFor Freeâ€Â (featuringÂ Drake), andÂ â€œI Got the Keysâ€Â (featuringÂ FutureÂ andÂ JAY Z) which just cracked the Top 10.Â MAJOR KEYÂ has just spun off a third single,Â â€œDo You Mindâ€Â (featuringÂ Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross).Â The album features appearances by the biggest names in hip-hop, R&B and pop asÂ Khaled, known as theÂ Quincy Jones of hip-hopÂ and R&BÂ has also broughtÂ Kanye West,Â Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean,Â Meghan Trainor, Nas, Rick Ross, J.Cole, Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Jeezy,YG ,Nicki Minaj,Â andÂ KhaledÂ fellow Miami legendÂ Betty WrightÂ onboardÂ MAJOR KEY.
KhaledÂ kicked off the release ofÂ MAJOR KEYÂ with an epic performance onÂ Good Morning AmericaÂ on July 28th, and a release-day shout-out onÂ Live With Kelly!Â That same evening Khaled held a standing-room-onlyÂ #FanLuvÂ experience at Appleâ€™s SoHo retail store and also hosted a once-in-a-lifetime We The Best Pop Up Store in Manhattan.
KhaledÂ will return to New York on Labor Day, September 5th, for a special one-hour takeover ofÂ Live With Kelly!, to include a rare DJ set.