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MUSIC NEWS: LIL WAYNE SELLS A MILLI OF ‘THA CARTER IV’ [UPDATED]

6 Sep

*UPDATED*
NOT QUITE A MILLI BUT WAYNE STILL BROUGHT IN HIGH #’S READ THE CORRECTED INFO HERE

I still don’t know how he did it but it must have been some magic in them dere ‘jeggings’ because Lil Wayne has defeated the odds and delivered.

According to HITS Daily Double, the Young Money rapper’s ninth album will arrive at No. 1 on the Billboard 200,selling a whopping 1,000,690 copies in its opening week. While impressive, it wasn’t quite enough to top its predecessor Tha Carter III, which sold 1,005,545 when it debuted in June 2008.

That gives Weezy the second-highest first week sales of the year, displacing Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, but still behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way (1.1 million).

Tha Carter IV also broke the U.S. iTunes Store’s single-weekalbum sales record by registering over 300,000 downloads in its first four days of release, reports Billboard.

Young Money president Mack Maine celebrated the news on Twitter. “We did a MILL in the 1st week AGAIN!!! WE including all of u who helped and purchased da Album!! Love y’all!!! #YMCMB…C4 boom,” he wrote, adding, “A old head once said…..’Men lie women lie numbers don’t’ C4 milli in da first week.”

Nielsen SoundScan will release its final numbers on Wednesday.(source)

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One Response to “MUSIC NEWS: LIL WAYNE SELLS A MILLI OF ‘THA CARTER IV’ [UPDATED]”

  1. Dave Canon September 6, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Swagggg. It’s a legit album tho, no classic there but definitely knocks.

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