According to Billboard, music industry forecasters have suggested that Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter IV album will sell between 850,000 – 900,000 copies in the first week. Even though these numbers are more than great, I still think Wayne will get them 1 million sales this week! Also, has anyone else noticed that the haters are getting worried and are already looking for excuses, such as: “Oh, Birdman must be buying 500,000 copies” 😆
After the jump, you can read Mack Maine‘s thoughts on the first week sales of C4:
“It’s like the stars are aligning again,” Mack told XXLMag.com. ” All the fans got mad when we pushed the album back to August 29. I woke up to death threats. A cat in Lebanon hit me and said, ‘You come to Lebanon, we got something for your ass.’ I’m like, ‘What’s this about? Oh, we said we gonna push the release date back.’”
“Wayne actually told us if he don’t do those same numbers again as C3 don’t be mad,” Mack admitted.
“I said this before,” he shared. “I told Nicki—she was kinda nervous about her first-week sales—I said, ‘First week sales don’t matter.’ I’d rather my final sales matter. I know albums from Juvenile 400 Degreez to Beiber’s first album sold 20, or 30,000 the first-week and went onto sell 2 million one album then 6 million on another album. I saw Gaga did the 99 cent thing and then her second-week it did like 175,000. Congratulation as it relates to her. With Wayne, I don’t want him to sell a million the first-week, and then drop to 100,000 the next week then 50,00 the following week. I’d rather sell ten times platinum total.”
“People have gotten away from working a record,” Mack added, blasting most record companies business models, “’You better do good your first week. If your first week numbers are not good, we gonna move onto another artist,’” he mimicked a typical record exec.
“With Nicki, we’re on our seventh or eighth video on Pink Friday,” he boasted. “We working!”