News: Lil Wayne's "Carter IV" En Route To Conquer Second Week Sales

Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 8:28AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV is reportedly en route to dominate the sales chart once again next week atop of the retail albums chart.

Although a projected number of sales have not yet been unveiled, Wayne is expected to secure the number one spot.

It only seems like George Strait releases an album every few months. His latest MCA Nashville release, Here for a Good Time, is the 39th in his career, and first since 2009's Twang. Look for it to enter the HITS Album sales chart next week as the highest-ranking debut of the week, with sales estimated in the 75-85k range. Cash Money/Universal Republic hip-hop star Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV will certainly remain #1 for at least another week after scoring close to a million in its debut on the charts. (HITS Daily Double)

This week, Weezy's new solo album flirted with a million by selling just over 960,000 copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV debuted on the chart this week at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Weezy's long-awaited new album has sold 965,300 copies after just a week of availability. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Following its debut atop the competition, Cash Money Records founders Slim and Baby shared their reactions.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment for Lil Wayne and everyone here at Cash Money," said Slim. "It's a tribute to the hard work and commitment he's shown from the very start." "I consider him my son, part of the Cash Money family from the very start," added Baby. "One thing I've learned. No record is safe from him." (Statement)

Baby also denied rumors claiming the company may have quietly boosted album sales.

"Nah, man, that really don't make no sense. Why would we do that?" he said. "I press and distribute 'em. Ain't no need for me to buy 'em. That's hustling backwards; we ain't in it for that. I ain't ever been a part of that type of scheme to be buyin' records. We don't do that, homey. We be working too hard to be -- that don't go with what we do. We truly what we do. We're real about what we do, we work hard every day at it, and we work for the people. That's what we do music for: for people. And we appreciate the love they give us back. But no such thing as me buying no CDs. I wouldn't even play it like that." (MTV)

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