News: Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Projected To Sell 85K In Week 2 Sales

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 10:48AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's The Rebirth album is projected to sell up to 85,000 records in its second week in retail stores.

Despite the high estimates, he will still likely be out-sold by renowned singer Sade.

What symmetry! Each of the Big Four will snag a spot in the Top 4 next week, as Sade leads the way with a total trending well above 400k. That'll give the biz 400k+ twice in the first six weeks of 2010, and surpriningly strong sales so far. Sade (425-450K), Lady Antebellum (150-160K), Jaheim (100-110K), Lil Wayne (80-85K). (Hits Daily Double)

The experimental rock album charted as second best with more than 170,000 records sold in its first week.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Rebirth debuted on the charts landing at No. 2. After seven days in retail stores, the rapper's experimental rock album was able to shell out 176,000 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Young Money's Shanell aka SNL recently spoke on contributing to Rebirth.

"On the Rebirth album, a few of the tracks I worked on were one, 'Prom Queen,'" Shanell revealed in an interview. "'I'm So Over You,' which is on the bonus edition. A song called 'Runnin'' and 'American Star.' I really really like 'Runnin'' and how that song came about, I actually was, I'd just jumped in the booth and started singing and screaming and Wayne actually liked it and said, 'Let me put a verse on it.' It was gonna be something I was probably gonna keep myself but it works out kinda the way he put it together." (Rap-Up)

Producers Cool & Dre also shared their overall impression toward the rapper's rock album.

"There are so many artists who create music outside of R&B and Hip-Hop that we believe Rebirth will help open avenues and create a lane for these type of artists," Dre said. "I remember a time where Prince and The Revolution ruled the charts. I'd love to see music become diverse again. Wayne is more than just a hip-hop artist, he's quickly becoming the face of a generation. We're proud to have been given this tremendous opportunity." (All Hip Hop)

Check out Shanell speaking on Lil Wayne below:

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