Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV Moves 964,000 Units In Its First Week

Lil Wayne’s tenth studio album THA CARTER IV is #1 on Neilsen Soundscan Chart, as the album reaches the top spot with first week sales of 964,000. Lil Wayne also sold nearly 1 million standalone tracks digitally his first week of release. Further illuminating the album’s power as a whole, the deluxe edition of Tha Carter IV accounted for 95 percent of digital sales and over 70 percent of physical sales. While generally agreed not to be as good as the Tha Carter III, it seems that doesn’t stop this from being one of the better rap albums out right now. Lil Wayne is on a roll as last week we told you he is now the best selling artist on iTunes with first week sales of 348,000 units sold in only four days.

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Tha Carter IV is a continuum of Lil Wayne’s dominance, having sold nearly as many albums as Tha Carter III in a considerably weaker physical market and less retail outlets. To date, Lil Wayne has sold more than 10 million records in a single decade.

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