Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is going to enjoy some serious retail success with Tha Carter V. The hip-hop superstar’s new LP is easily set to debut atop the sales chart.

Based on initial estimates, Wayne’s solo effort is going to have a chart-topping debut with C5.

So here’s the deal: With limited info available, early reads give the returning Lil Wayne a smashing #1 debut with star-studded set Tha Carter V—the third-biggest bow of the year, behind Drake (732k) and Travis Scott (537k). Cher’s bubbling batch of ABBA covers makes a splash, driven by a strong ticket bundle.

Lil Wayne (Young Money) 475-525k total activity, 165-180k album
Cher (Warner Bros.) 160-180k, 155-175k
Logic (Def Jam) 90-110k, 45-55k (HITS Daily Double)

A few nights ago, Chicago’s Chance The Rapper geeked out over Wayne’s new album.

“I’m about to have my own private listening session to C5. I just gotta say, man, thank-you Lil Wayne ’cause beyond the fact you got me my first ever number one record, first ever Grammy, you taught me so much sh*t from far away. I just want to say thank-you for dropping that sh*t. Thank-you for reclaiming your sh*t and man, I’m ready to hear that sh*t yo. I had to kick everyone out the d*mn studio so I could really take this sh*t in.”

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#C5 #thacarterv

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Since it dropped, hip-hop heavyweights have celebrated Wayne’s new album release.

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C5 OUT NOW !!!!

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The Wait Is Over!!! C5 OUT NOW!!!! Congrats @liltunechi

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#CarterV out now!!!🐐🐐🐐🔥🔥🔥

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@liltunechi 🔥🔥🔥Lets Go!!!!

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