Despite going platinum in a week, JAY-Z's new album 4:44 does not feature on the first Billboard 200 chart since its release. The absence, Billboard notes, is due to Tidal not reporting its streaming numbers to Nielsen Music.
4:44 was released on June 30 exclusively to Tidal/Sprint customers. The album is expected to appear on the chart dated July 22 following its arrival on most major streaming services on July 7.
DJ Khaled remains at No. 1 album on the Billboard chart with Grateful. The album moved 70,000 equivalent album units and extended Khaled's stay on top of the chart for a second week. Grateful’s 70,000 sales represent the lowest sum for a No. 1 album since The Weeknd's Starboy sold 56,000 in February, according to Billboard.
Elsewhere on the albums chart, Calvin Harris debuted at No. 2 with Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which sold 68,000 units. The star-studded album features guest vocalists Frank Ocean, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry among others.