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Lil Wayne’s Rebirth Album First Week Sales

Wed, Feb 10, 2010 by

Lil Waynes Rebirth Album First Week Sales

Despite an early leak, Lil Wayne still managed to rock the charts with his latest album, but he couldn’t top a country act.

The Cash Money rapper’s oft-delayed Rebirth debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 176,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. He placed second to Nashville stars Lady Antebellum and their sophomore effort Need You Now, which holds onto the No. 1 spot for a second week with 209,000.

Rebirth marks the seventh top 10 album for Weezy, who has a little more time to record his next album Tha Carter IV now that his sentencing has been adjourned to March 2 due to dental surgery.

Wayne’s last album, Tha Carter III, was the best-selling album of 2008, moving over 1 million copies in its first week. Rebirth suffered from numerous delays and was prematurely shipped to Amazon.com customers in December, causing it to surface online more than a month in advance of its street date.

Via Rap-Up

What are your thoughts on this? Obviously this is no Tha Carter III first weeks sales, but you have got to take into account that the album did leak when it shouldn’t and maybe it didn’t get the promotion it should have. I have also seen lots and lots of bad reviews of Rebirth all over the internet, but one thing people need to remember is that this was just an ‘experimental’ album. Lil Wayne is also shooting music videos for “Drop The World“, “Knockout“, “Get A Life“, “Da Da Da” (maybe “Die For You“), so these should help with the album sales too. Leave a comment with your views and if you expected better or worse etc.

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  • Pretty Shitty Sales 🙁

    Carter IV Will Make Up For It Though

  • misskevabaybee

    if only it wasnt leaked …. the sales waould have gotten extremely higher 🙁
    oh well …. still not that bad 🙂

  • MO’ Money

    nah it would have bin same if it wasent leaked or not… its becuase he pushed it for such along time it made ppl not get it kinda :/

  • jordan135

    Wayne shoulda do music video for Paradise , One Way Trip & Die For You .. And I Don’t Feel that Get A Life Music Video ..

  • Well… You can’t blame the leak, well you can, but i mean, C3 was also leaked a month before release, and still the sales were fucking huge! But the thing is, when people found out it was gonna be rock, they was like ”That is just gonna be crap” but it ain’t actually. Well he’s smart though, shooting music videos of Rebirth songs is a smart tactic, so it’ll gonna work. But I did expect 200-300K man.. But still he beated 50 xD. Well I Just hope Weezy is doing well and is glad too ;D

  • Drop The WorlD

    Yeah thats wright ppl are waitung sinc feb.2009 pritty long time and ppl don’t like roc thise days!¨
    Weezys Carter IV will top chartes!! You need more Rap with Kinda Dance like the lollipop or kid kudi with day n night kinda stuff ppl like those go platinium^^ for me it dosn’t matter I like all weezy music^^
    but next time we here in switzerland can’t cet the CD in stores!! it allways takes ages!!
    BestRappErAliVe!!!!

    And Weezy 2nd march…

    FREE WEEZY!!

  • @ RockStarz:
    I agree, CIV is gonna make it up, everybody is looking forward to it!

  • rodah

    I think those r good #’s considering the album leaked 2 months early, all of the delays, no promo, bad reviews, and no singles getting air play! I love Rebirth and I love the fact that Lil Wayne is such a creative artist not just a rapper. Great #’s for an experimental album!!! Drop the World and Knockout will do well and Tha Carter IV will do monster #’s so he has nothing to worry about. Lil Wayne is the best!

  • YoungMoney

    its more as i think
    i beliebt it will be 500 k

  • frank

    Who ever doesn’t like this album can suck a d**k! Wayne’s World!
    YMCMB IS THE TRUTH!

  • sashaj

    I think were predicting around 140 k – 150 k so he sold more than they predicted he would and even though these aren’t bad number they are horrible for Lil Wayne being that he is such a big megastar…I really thought he had more than 176, 000 REAL DIE HARD FANS WHO WOULD BUY ANYTHING HE PUTS OUT but i guess he doesn’t. The album really wasnt that bad anyways with like 3 bad songs the rest pretty good.

  • FREE willy cautious HEROS

    HAHAHAHA I really liked Rebirth manFUCK critics FUCK HATERS Wayne tried hard atsomething he aint boring like TI or Gucci man they all do the same thing no branch out they fake as fuck man REBIRTH YA HEAR ME

  • sashaj

    By the way in my opinion the numbers would’ve been satisfactory only if he passed the 250 K and debuted at number one!!

  • Kayla_F_Baby

    I got mine 🙂

  • weezys wifey 4 lifeyy

    i lovedd this album an the pictures with it weezy is soooo sexy !

  • I hoped the sells were better!
    If this album wasn’t leaked an posponed then it would have sold more!
    But i got mine rebirth=)
    And ofcourse i like it, wayne’s the best!:D

  • rg

    Those are great sales. A fukkin rapper puts out a rock album, leaks 2 months in advance and gets slammed by critics…still pushes 176,000.

    That’s great sales.

  • Danielzao Brazil

    Here in Brazil the albom was well received! in my opinion the album is fantastic even if it is experimental. Lil Wayne and the best!

  • YM

    being honest, for a person who is a rapper to do a rock album is pretty strange, but i think wayne definatly pulled it off! class album that i cant stop listening to with some songs being some of the best he’s made!
    only weezy could do i though 😀

  • de’shaun1

    i luv da album an i got da leakd 1 an bawt da real rebirth frum da store 2 support it but i cant wait til c4

  • de’shaun1

    i think if he replaced the price is wrong wit fuck 2day da album wud b even betta..an i wuda likd ta c a video 4 fuck 2day

  • RebirthIsAlive

    Forget Rebirth; BACK TO RAP Lets Go Cater IV

  • Not the best first week sales but it’s not bad all.I’ve read a lot of bad reviews but in my opinion Rebirth is a great album.Maybe if they will do a re-release later which I hope for it could help with the sales.14 tracks on the deluxe edition is too little for me.So I still haven’t bought it hoping for a re-release.Anyway if a re-release won’t happen I will buy the deluxe edition.

  • yeedee

    Wow thats actually pretty good. alot of people were against the Rebirth and it turned out pretty decent. but everyone knows Wayne is a rapper and Carter 4 sales will soar. DOA

  • j1111

    soooo many people downloaded the cd illegallly, especially since amazon messed up and it was all over the internet. number 2 isnt too bad considering everyone downloaded it for free. weezy youre amazing. rebirth is amazingggg<3 plus more people need to listen to the lyrics and the message in his songs. lil wayne forevvvva<3

  • Icke

    weezy fan since tha block is hot…and rebirth is his best album yet

  • martian101

    rebirth is deff not waynes best album cmon sonn. C2 or C3 are his best…cant wait to hear C4 its gunna be fuckin dirrrttayyy

  • miss penelope

    i dont understand how carter 3 sold a mil in a week but rebirth onli sold 176k. if ur a true weezy fan u wil get all his albums. rebirth is one of the best albums iv ever heard. weezy iz a genius he is so creative in everythin his does. i live by his words he a legend. free weezy! free weezy! free weezy!

  • eric

    im a huge lil wayne fan, but i wouldnt take the rebirth if it was free. straight trash with the exception of the song with eminem. great production, but it was full of auto-tune and raps that sounded like they came from a heart-broken teenager. i loved lil waynes old shit like dedication 2, lil weezyana, carter ii, the suffix, drought 3, drought is over pt. 4, etc. hes my favorite rapper, but just because hes my favorite rapper doesnt mean im gonna like his stuff when its clearly trash. im actually glad his album flopped, because he can get back to making good rap music. i just hope he doesnt sell out on tha carter iv like tha carter iii

  • FREEEEEWEEEEZZY

    Lil Wayne DID BETTER THEN 50 CENT – BEFORE I SELF DESTrucT!!

  • FREEEEEWEEEEZZY

    AND ITS A ROCK ALBUM!!!

  • FREEEEEWEEEEZZY

    And its a rock alBUM!!

  • FREEEEEWEEEEZZY

    ALL 50 CEnts Fans Are MAD At THIS!!!! Lil Wayne Best Rapper Alive and “Rocker ” LMAO

  • FREEEEEWEEEEZZY

    THE REBIRTH ALBUM SOLD MORE IN THE FIRST WEEK THAN BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT AND IT LEAKED ALMOST 2 MONTHS AGO!!!!!!!HOW 50 CENT THINK HE ON LIL WAYNE LEVEL AND LIL WAYNE PUT OUT A ROCK ALBUM THAT SOLD MORE IN THE FIRST WEEK THAN 50 CENT RAP ALBUM!!!!!!!

  • miss penelope

    to eric – if u aint heard rebirth how u no its rubbish ur just talkin shit

  • Lil Pax

    Man Weezy aint gettin his credit for Rebirth. This is album is a great album and the songs need to be HEARD and FELT to, not ANALYZED and CRITICIZED!!! The album was a good work and it aint Rock its Weezy Metal! I say FUCK DA CRITIKS and the sheep that follow their criticizing!!!

  • FREE willy cautious HEROS

    well I love DTW and all of it I only didnt super like one way trip and runnin didnt feel the SNL on that one

  • MZS.W33ZY_F_WIF3Y

    BY THE WAY THAT I C IT IS THAT THAT WAS REALLY THE SHITT N REALLY WAS DIFFERENT…I DIDNT EVEN LIKE ROCK SHITT BUT NOW ITS AWESOME, HE OPENED MA DOORS..I THINK THAT THE CARTER IV IS GONNA B ON FIRE AND SHITT, WEEZTY JUST THE BEST PERIOD….DONT CARE ABOUT NOBODY’S THOUGHTS…

  • keenofosho

    its no carter 3 its not even hip hop so for him to cross genres and still be at 175k is pretty sick.

    like how many of you would go buy a papa roach album if they decided to do hiphop? not me.

  • Bouss

    FUCK! R U SERIOUS? WOW! I luved da album but ya… lets see his 2nd week sales. wow i really hope lil wayne dont think thats hes just a one hit wonder 🙁 if Tha Carter IV sells this much i no that he wud think he is. we need tha carter 4 to sell atleast 800k and beat snoop dogg. and when T.I comes out with an album DONT buy it. just get it illegaly so Wayne is happier. but atleast Wayne beat Nick Jonas by a mile! I say by week 2 (IF ALL THE VIDS r released by then) it’ll get to 350-450k at the most.i just cant wait to c lil wayne on ustream talking bout it. and does 170k mean that he made 170k in off the album???

  • Psychoza

    You know I actually liked this album MUCH more than his other albums. Weezy’s mixtapes are the shit, but I just can’t bump to his albums, I did have a liking for C2 though. Also what made sales low on this was when people hear about “Lil Wayne” they obviously think “rap/hip-hop” so if he drops a rock album… not too many people will be fond of it.

  • YMCMB-FTW

    All I’m gonna say is: Rebirth was great. Those fucking critics and reviewers know nothing.
    Can’t wait for C4 to drop!

  • yeedee

    Best Rapper Alive

  • kid prada

    it got leaked thats y!

  • Reborn

    Man I have to say Iwaited til Sunday to pick up the album I’m a HUGE weezy fan but I still wasn’t ex pecting much from this album and to be honest I haven’t stopped listening since Sunday I love it! I think it was perfect for him to leave the streets with this album before who goes in and when everyone really starts to hear the singles and see the videos I think it’s gonna catch fire.

  • jesus

    look guys.. 173k in the first week is great..because like one of the fellas said before s IT WAS JUST AND EXPIREMENTAL ALBUM..THIS SHIT IS CALLd PROGRESION..GOOD ARTIST DO NOT GET STUCKED DOING THE SAME SHIT OVER AND OVER..LOOK AT FABOLOUS,BUSTA RHYMES,NELLY,ALL THESES GUYS THAT HAVE TEN OR MORE YEARS IN THE GAME..THIS IS A GREAT IDEA TO GET MORE FAN BASE AND THE SAME TIME GET MORE DIVERSITY..THATS WHY THIS ALBUM DID NOT SELL ONE MIL,, BUT YET ITS A DIFFERENT GENRE AND IT CAME IN NUM 2 IN THE HOT 200..SO PLEASE PEOPLE DONT HATE ON A GOOD ARTIST.

  • alck

    I fucking love this album, american star, get a life and one way trip are the best songs. I think its better than carter III

  • jc.weezy

    I thought shit was dope.copped 2 copies.it’ll hopefully go gold, if not, o well it was experimental. Can’t hate dude 4 tryin.

  • A-diz

    Alright, the ablum sales were better than I expected, but the only reason they shot so high (despite all of the setbacks) is because Wayne put it out (the sale were still embarassingly low for how hyped up this album was and the fact that Wayne is the hottest artist out right now). The actual album was garbage with most of the lyrics being inaudible, unclever, mumbling and screaming.

    Wayne needs to recognize Rebirth as a failure and tank it instead of making those music vids. That time should be invested in what his fans really want, which is the CIV. Not to mention that actually seeing the songs on that album performed by him would be embarassing for Wayne and take his swag down a few notches (just like Prom Queen did in my opinion).

    So Wayne, if you want to really drop a bomb like you did with CIII (arguably the most creative piece of work a rapper has put out) invest time in perfecting CIV, get your album concepts and designs down and tear it up.

    @alck: You’re a fucking idiot.
    @Lil pax: A critics job is to hear and feel and album AND analyze it. If it was weak and garbage, then it will be called out consitantly by every critic that reviewed it.
    @jesus: Ya it was a great idea but thats all it was. As far as good artists not doing the same shit over and over again, that doesn’t mean to make something so different it sounds like birdshit.

    PEEACCEEE! I’M OUT!

  • sean

    i expected more than 176 000 but for 2nd place it’s great .. However Weezy is a rapstar not rockstar

  • Jrock!!

    MAN THISS ALBUM IS THE SHITTTTTTTTTTTT!! haters haters haters can fuck off lil weezy is a dope boy with a guitar!!!! and this album will do better when drop the world comes to video!! but i just dont understand why “Hot revolver wasnt on the album and other tracks!! but still good album i bought that shit as soon as it hit storeS and all i listen to is rock and lil wayne and this is better then most rockband cd’s i hear so props to Lil WEEZY!!!!!!!!!!! THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE YA DIGZZZ

  • Gettnmunny10

    1 reason. If u don’t like rock music u just don’t like it. Weezy could be the best rocker ever…doesn’t matter ..I can’t get hype to revolver like I can to the ice cream paint job freestyle… rebirth is creative as fuck…but ppl like wat they like; and WE all LOVE to hear Wayne RAP…(even haters get quiet when his part come on lol)

  • Gettnmunny10

    A weezy I know a u a money addict….I bet no ceilings woulda went 2x platinum if u put it out instead of rebirth

  • Trae1De

    man i can’t wait 4 c4……. its gonna be released after his jail duty….. around october before it gets cold

  • Trae1De

    and mo money you was on cash money boards werent u

  • UHMMM YEAHHH PEOPLE DONT KNW WTF GOOD MUSIC IS CAUSE I BOUGH 2 REBIRTHS ONE DELUXE AND ONE ORIGIINAL AND I LVOEEE THEMMMMMMM!!!! but hey i know the carter Iv will fix everything

  • Deeas

    LOL LIL WAYNE SUCKS SO BAD NOW SHUT DOWN THIS SITE PLEASE

  • Reyna

    thats crazyy.!
    really hoped he would of blew up even more from it.!
    i think it was good. i aint into rock or anything like that and at first didn’t like it but wayne is a very smart man nd once you listen to his words . . . its amanzing how he does things.
    -always guna support him!

    -Reynaaaa <3

  • DANE_W2004

    FUCK THE CARTER IV UNLESS ITS MORE ROCK!!! IM SOOOOOO AFRAID WEEZY WILL STOP ROCKING BEFORE HE GETS STARTED BECAUSE OF ALL THE DISSING! BUT EVEN HE SAYS IN HIS SONG…”I WAS BORN TO ROCK!” SO I DONT KNOW…
    I REALLY FEEL THAT KNOW ONE EVEN KNOWS ITS A ROCK ALBUM YET SO HIS ALBUM SALES WILL GO UP AND UP OVER TIME! ESPECIALLY ONCE EVERY WHITEBOY IN AMERICA FINDS OUT! IM SORRY TO EVERYONE WHO DOESNT THINK SO BUT I THINK I KNOW GREATNESS WHEN I HEAR IT, AND THIS ALBUM WAS GREAT…OR GREATNESS IN THE MAKING. KEEP ROCKING WEEZY…IF YOU KNOW WHATS GOOD FOR YOU , YOU WILL. SO WHAT…LOSE A COUPLE RAP FANS…BUT GUESS WHAT….THERES MORE FUCKING ROCK FANS!

  • DANE_W2004

    OH AND ONE MORE THING….LIL WAYNE IS STILL RAPPING ON THIS ALBUM. YOU GUYS HEAR A LITTLE GUITAR AND WIG OUT! YOU PEOPLE MUST NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MUSIC. THIS IS A RAP/ROCK ALBUM AND IT IS GREAT. I THINK ITS HIS BEST CREATION YET. TRUST ME IVE ALWAYS LOVED LIL WAYNE, BUT THATS WHATS WRONG WITH THE WORLD TODAY…EVERYONE IS TOO NARROW-MINDED! BUT THATS OKAY BECAUSE ALL THOSE PEOPLE WILL MISS OUT ON WEEZYS BEST ALBUM YET WHEN US TRUE MUSIC FANS WILL SOAK IT UP LIKE A SPONGE AND BEG FOR MORE. ITS ALL GOOD WITH ME CUZ I LOVE HAVING MUSIC THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS ANYWAY. BUT ANYWAY…THE WHOLE FUCKING WORLD NEEDS TO GET WITH IT AND ADMIT THAT THIS IS HIS BEST WORK. I THINK PEOPLE ARE JUST SCARED THAT WEEZY WILL STOP MAKING SICK BEATS AND RAPPIN SICK RHYMES. CHILL THE FUCK OUT PEOPLE, WEEZY HASNT STOPPED RAPPING YET AND HE NEVER WILL! ALRIGHT PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW TRUE GREATNESS, IM OUT !

  • Donald

    “Tha Carter IV will get 5 mil sales in the first week.”
    Lil Wayne promises that. as carter III got over a mil in the first week, right after the first week it came out, in the carter documentary wayne promised 5 mil on the next carter he releases…
    i dont know what youll are talking about, but i fuckin love rebirth
    i was surely expecting over a mil…
    im so dissapointed that it only sold 176k, but i think cIV will sell over 8 mil in the first week

  • THE GR8EST!!

    FACE IT, WAYNE IS WASHED UP!!! HE’LL HAVE TO GO BACK TO REAL HIP HOP IN ORDER TO STAY ON TOP! NEXT TO JAY-Z OF COURSE… LEAVE THAT T-PAIN SHIIT ALONE AND RAP! WORD PLAY IS COOL BUT HE’S HAS TOO MUCH TALENT. HE’S ABANDONING IT!!!

  • dey cn say waveta dey wnt bt weezy iz da best,watchout da carter iv iz gng to no 1 on da billboard,i wish i cud have da rebirth album bt i dnt it feels gud 2b young money cash money.dwayne i dig ya ma man u da best

  • weeezy F. crazy!

    ay look fuck every body dat dnt like rebirth. do you people realize dat lil wayne sold 176,00 albums when it got leaked two months before?
    he obviiously didnt care dat he sold dat much on this album if not he wouldhave said so ok? ok!!
    it’s a fuckin rock album like WTFF?!? A RAPPER ONA ROCK ALBUM ?
    “jay-Z” LOFL NAH
    his ugly

  • DevilInMusic

    Wayne is goin a little to the left for me on this one. The album is called “Rebirth”, the song is called “On FIre”…. The video has all kinds of fire and black angels and serpents and red pentagrams and skulls and shit like “SHe got the Devil in her, ill do whatever with her”…. i dont know what he’s trying to say but it makes me a little uncomfy u kno what im sayin…

  • Oh.Ohs..kd,tnb,fla

    I think the album is dope,Get A Life is insane,the beat is crazy so is the rest of the album

  • n.o. tee

    this was the most worst shit i heard from him glad it was leaked cause now i dont have to “download” the shit

  • PYREX101

    it’s funny how ppl gave 50 shit over his sales but are forgivin on wayne wen he their albums performed +- the same number of units. ppl shud stop givin hate crime on 50 even if he’s a contaversial dude. love the 2 men!! i still they are the 2 best men in the game ryt now!! both nice projects that were jus unlucky cos of leaks

  • BITCH IMA PICK THE WORLD UP AND IMA DROP IT IN YOUR FUCKEN HEAD

  • m.o.b

    Lil wayne is a fckn sellout!!!!! Fck him n fck young money

  • Hawke

    I used to like Lil Wayne and had a few CDs and tracks here and there but Rebirth has made me a FAN. The fact he could innovate and do something different speaks tons about him as an artist. I give him props and can’t wait to see what’s next for him. I’m actually excited about this career now.

  • C3 was leaked a WEEK before the drop. Watch the Documentary Weezy said it was “good” leak because it was only a week before. I don’t think the album did that well because he tried to get all instrumental with it. Just stick to what your good at. We love that.

  • Watz dis shit?
    Move over LW and letz the BIG BOYZ RULE!!!!

  • three years after this album was released i still bump it. i love rebirth and its one of his best and most creative pieces of art. i love his gangster rap but i sure dont mind his killer ass rock music. love ya weezy no homo!!! HAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA YMCMB BITCHEZZZZ YUNG MUUUUNNEEYYYY

  • thuggery

    yh