Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has shared his reaction to Tha Carter IV continuing to sell off store shelves and getting certified double platinum this week.
Hitting up Twitter, Weezy also confirmed plans to tour overseas with rap star Eminem.
“Headed to Fiji,Australia,then S. Africa…on tour with Slim Shady…a blessing…thx to those who supported C4! 2x platinum! Love y’all.,” he tweeted November 28th. (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
Earlier this week, Weezy’s new solo effort was certified double platinum.
Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV has officially been certified double platinum according to the RIAA. Weezy’s latest installment of Tha Carter series, which has sold 1,700,000 copies to date, receives the accolade just three months after its August 29th release. C4 is the highest-selling rap album, and highest-selling album from a male artist, period, since Wayne’s 2008 opus, Tha Carter III, which sold 1,005,000 units in its first week. In addition, the disc is the second highest-selling LP of 2011 behind Lady Gaga‘s Born this Way, which sold 1.1 million although Weezy sold C4 for full price, while Gaga had her CD on sale for 99 cents during her first week. (XXL Mag)
Recently, Weezy even revealed his shocked reaction to nearly selling a million in seven days.
“Yeah. H*ll yeah, I’m surprised,” Wayne said when asked about his first-week sales expecations. “No. I was very surprised. I did not think I was gonna do that. I mean, I already did that–I sold a million copies the first week [of Tha Carter III]. I never imagined it would happen again. I think we’d be some greedy motherf*ckers to expect it to happen again, and I’m still shocked that it did.” (GQ)
To date, the Young Money leader’s new LP has sold just over 1.6 million copies.
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV fell three positions to No. 25 with 25,000. Headed into its 13th week, Weezy’s new LP stands at 1,693,200 sold copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
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