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Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” Album Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 Chart + First Week Sales

Lil Wayne Tha Carter V Album Debuts At Number 1 On The Billboard 200 Chart + First Week Sales

A week ago on September 27th at midnight, Lil Wayne released his twelfth studio album of his music career – Tha Carter V.

After hearing about the projections a few days ago, the first week sales for C5 are now in. According to Billboard, the album has sold around 480,000 units (streaming included).

Tunechi‘s latest project has also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, which is now his fourth No. 1 album on the chart following Tha Carter IV in 2011, I Am Not A Human Being in 2010 and Tha Carter III in 2008, so a big congratulations to Tune is in order.

A couple more achievements for Tha Carter V are that it has had the third-biggest week for an album in 2018 behind Drake‘s Scorpion and Travis Scott’s Astroworld, as well as that it has had the second-largest streaming week ever for an album with 433 million on-demand audio streams while Scorpion had the biggest (745.9 million)!

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First Week Sales Projections For Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” Album

First Week Sales Projections For Lil Wayne Tha Carter V Album

The first week sales projections for Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V album, which was released on Friday, are in!

According to HDD, the twelfth studio album in Tunechi‘s music career is on course to sell 475k – 525k in the first week with 165k – 180k pure sales.

This also means that C5 is on track to go No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart! Weezy‘s last studio album, I Am Not A Human Being II, sold 217k copies in the first week, but this was of course without streaming.

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Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” Album Is Now Eligible For A Quintuple Platinum Certification

Lil Wayne Tha Carter 3 Album Is Now Eligible For Quintuple Platinum

According to Chart Data, Lil Wayne‘s iconic album, Tha Carter III, is now eligible for a 5x Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with 3.97 million in traditional sales and 10.5 million in sales/streams from the singles.

If you didn’t already know, 10 streams of a song now equals 1 album sale. So if you do the math, you can see that the singles have earned over 1.05 million in sales, which makes the total of Weezy‘s classic album at 5.02 million sales.

Thanks to the recent 10 year anniversary of the project on June 10th, C3 re-entered on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 163 and jumped 230% in pure sales! Do you think this is Tunechi‘s best album?

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Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being Goes #1 On Albums Chart

Lil Waynes I Am Not A Human Being Goes 1 On Albums Chart

Two weeks after Lil Wayne’s “I Am Not a Human Being” bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 exclusively from download sales, its CD release pushes it to No. 1 in its third chart week. The set moves from No. 16 to No. 1 with 125,000 sold (up 443%), according to Nielsen SoundScan.

It’s the first No. 1 to climb to the top (as opposed to debuting there) since a year ago, when the “Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack moved 2-1 in its second week on the list. (Most albums that hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 tend to do so by debuting there.)

“I Am Not a Human Being’s” 16-1 jump on the chart is the largest leap to the top since the chart dated Jan. 19, 2008, when Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” zipped 156-1. It debuted a week early on the list because retailers began selling it before its official street date. – Billboard

Congratulations to Tunechi for getting top of the charts ❗

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Lil Wayne’s Rebirth Album First Week Sales

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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