Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" Projected To Sell 850,000 In First Week

Weezy is on pace for the highest first-week sales for a Rap album since "Tha Carter III."

After a day of sales, Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV projects to have one of the highest first-week sales of any album this year.

According to Billboard, the long-awaited album, which was released after the MTV Video Music Awards at 12:00 AM, is on pace to sell 850,000 to 900.000 units.

The album will almost certainly take the No. 1 spot, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers' I'm With You likely coming in second with 175,000 to 200,000.

Wayne's latest, if the projections hold true, will have the highest first-week sales for a Hip Hop album since Tha Carter III, which sold 1.01 million in its first week in 2008.

Carter IV will be Wayne's third No. 1 album.

RELATED: Lil Wayne To Release "Tha Carter IV" To Digital At Midnight Following MTV VMAs

377 Comments

  • jason

    To all you faggots saying "Baby is buying a good portion of those albums", you morons obviously lack common sense. Go to Wayne's main facebook page. He has OVER 30 MILLION LIKES. THIRTY MILLION people just on facebook alone like him enough to click the button. Is it really that far-fetched to think that 800k out of 31 mil (which is roughly 1 out of 40) of those people bought the album?

  • Andre Cooper

    Why do you people complain about someone making it big? Why complain about sales? At the end of the day what you eat don't make other people shit!!!! If you that mad about his sales go to best buy with a big ass sign saying "Don't buy the carterIV" Get over it your fav rapper will never do wayne numbers.....Cry a river,get mad,smash the computer screen,But after you done....800k.....Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Anonymous

    if album sales determine how great a rapper you are, nelly and hammer are top 5 of all time!! lmao

  • Larceny

    Hold up this album has a trending topic on twitter #thingsbetterthantheCarterIV and has nothing but negative reviews from almost every media outlet. La weekly put out a "Top 60 Worst Lines on the Carter IV" and majority of fans (not stans)think this album is trash, but it's projected to sell between 870-900K??? That's like a movie getting bad reviews from movie critics and managing to hit number one in the box office, it never happens. I've worked at a movie theater for three years and seen movies bring in big numbers their first week, then drop dramatically in their second. Let's see what wayne's second week will look like. I know Baby and Slim bought up 600,000 units.

    • Andre Cooper

      Just to shut u up transformer 2 got panned by the critics!!! And went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of all time!!!!! Know your facts.... And also why would baby spend all that on his own product??? You my friend are butt hurt and mad that wayne is winning. Have you ever thought that maybe just maybe your opinion doesn't mean shit!!!! Everyone has a choice and ain't nobody pointing a gun at you making you buy the carterIV album....Need some tissue brah?

  • Rush

    Young Money = Murda Inc in the 90s

  • JFranks

    It's at the point where I don't give a shit about sales.

  • Uncle Otis

    If this album doesn't sell over 5M in the end of the day then all this 850k is bullshit; Baby bought half of it.

  • Call Bullshit

    Fuck first week sales, what really matters is second ,third,forth and fifth week sales. He's record my take the same direction of Lady Gaga.

  • Call Bullshit

    Fuck first week sales, I want to see what he does on his second and third week.

  • box

    congrats to the man that wears leggings, he proved suspect moves = sales, c3 he kissed baby he sold a millie in a week, this time wears leggings on mtv,turns skater and he a blood, he covering all demo's and he sales the most. him nikki and drake are willing to appeal to a gay fan baseand its making them rich,same with kanye who gave them the blueprint. all fact. can't hate on the success,but i dont got to like the music yell

  • Jay Z hates skinny jeans

    Skinny jeans are gay that's the truth bitch not a diss/ you can try to get me back but I gurantee you'll miss/ your words are not even half real you live in a fucking fantasy/ fake blood, fake thug, u wish u was as real as half of me/ its so sad to see this is what all the kids are following/ they believe your nursery rhyme punch lines you brain washing all of them/ its lunch time, u look like u had some baby and you swallowed all of him/ we know you not a spitter but a man kisser you didn't beat around the bush and you love to trim/ look at them do do locks look like they ain't been washed in 5 days/ look at that big mouth I bet you can suck a mean cock more than 5 ways/ lepercauhn jump back on your skateboard and roll away/ we know the truth, that Dick hit a tooth pulled out and let it spray/ no accident, but u tried to cover it up before the vma/ you can't take away the itch bitch everybody know you been gay/ no punchline but I'm right on time to take you out that's a date/ haha that's funny money let's keep it young and call it rape/ Hell we can put it on tape if your dumb ass still misunderstood/ just remember bitch at the end of the day its good.

  • Lsn22s

    Well, I don't even like Wayne but I can't get mad at the guy for selling some records...honestly, it's kinda nice knowing hip hop artists can still do some decent numbers...Em & Royce, Jay & Ye and now Wayne all have solid hit albums out this year...that's NOT a bad thing...I won't argue over the quality of Wayne's album because I haven't heard it and I'm not all that interested but if his fans are feeling that shit then good for them, they should enjoy it while it's out. the rest of the year looking pretty empty for big hip hop releases...

  • Truth Hurts

    I no longer believe in any album sales anymore. I'm started to think that my favorite artists are cheating on sales also. It's no way an album that's leaked and with majority of negative reviews can crack sells like this in one-day sales. The music industry as a whole plays con games on the audience. For now on I'm only paying attention to the reaction of the fans and reviews to determine if a album is or artist is hot or not. I will also judge it by the kind of venues they rock, the many countries they tour outside the States. IT's funny because wayne doesn't do that well out of the US.

  • G-funny

    Would be nice if we live in a world where we got a message that DOOM or Tyler sold that many records. Sadly we don't

    • Andre Cooper

      Need some tissue brah? wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • C'mon Son

      Sadly, messages fail,whereas bullshit sells. Who cares about first week sales? I want to know if the album will sell steady in five weeks straight is the real question, or will it drop from out of top the week after like lady gaga. To the people who says wayne is going to sell more then the throne, I hope you realize Jay and Kanye's intentions where not to sale huge numbers, but to make stadium music for their upcoming tours. This is because they're signed to livenation,who focuses more on touring than selling albums. U2 can barely sell new records, but they can pack out stadiums for a grand a seat. Jay-Z just got off the 360 tour with them. Let's see if wayne can rock stadiums.

  • Andre Cooper

    I am gonna make a come up off selling tissue in here lmao!!!! Who wants some tissue just 50 cent a box!!!! I am gonna be a millionare in this joint so many cry babies on wayne winning lmao

  • Rocc

    Niggas mad because Wayne gonna sell more in one week than Gay Z and Kanye sold in 3 weeks. Stock up on tissues bitches.

  • lo

    there's barely 850,000 black people in america who can afford a big mac. damn white people hyping up these washed up lames.

  • Anonymous

    50 cent greatest mixtaoe artisthe reinvented the mixtape format rappers use today before v50 mixtapes was artist freestyles and different rappers singles at the time he created the mixtape album game start with 50 cent is the future and work your way up

  • Rodfromatl

    once again if I sell watermelons to you why in hell would I turn around and buy back what I just sold you. I am in the business of making profits. Let's see who really knows the billion dollar record business. Please internet junkies STAY IN SCHOOL AND TAKE ECONOMICS 101. Tired of Schooling yall. Stay off Drugs lol. Weed Heads. LOL..

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  • Real Deal

    People don't be so naive into believing he's going to actually sale 850,000 units in his first week. This is a trick to pump up the numbers, in hopes of starting a buying frenzy. Universal and Cash Money bought back about 600,000 copies of the Carter 4. All record companies do this with mega major artists, it's no secret. Think about it how did wayne go from selling under 200,000 for his ep "I'm Not A Human Being" and same thing for "Rebirth" to a projected 850-900k? It's just not adding up and why was the large white fanbase so absent if they think wayne's the best? It's not that wayne fans or stans will buy anything with his name plastered on it, it's that they will buy anything that has Carter on it. Honestly the reactions and feedback for this album are not reflecting in the projected sales. That to me tells me something very underhanded is going on.

    • Real Deal

      Did you go out and buy it? If you did then your the muthafucka with naviety that I'm talking to.

    • Me Cuz

      So people should be naive and believe what you say. Who the fuck you supposed to be douche bag?

    • jason

      "Think about it how did wayne go from selling under 200,000 for his ep "I'm Not A Human Being" and same thing for "Rebirth" to a projected 850-900k? It's just not adding up You IDIOT, those albums had little marketing behind it. And Tha Carter IV has 3 major singles boosting it

    • Anonymous

      Now the album is projected to sell 600-750k in it's first week. These numbers are fluctating more than the dow jones lol

    • Anonymous

      Rebirth and I'm Not a Human Being had no marketing behind it.. Sure Rebirth had Drop the World, but they pretty much tried to throw the rest of that album under the rug... This album had 3 singles out before releasing, which played on all major radio stations, and he had a major tour before the album came out.. not to mention countless tv appearances/performances..

  • Shawn

    People are surprised and are coming up with conspiracies as to how he can sell that much.. He built a huge fan base when he dropped Suffix, Dedication 2, and Drought 3 and a lot of those fans rode with him, including myself.. I am reading through these comments and I'm seeing some retarded things such as "How did he drop 2 albums since and they barely went gold and now.. blah blah"... Not even a big fan like me bought Rebirth, and I'm Not a Human Being didn't have any major releases, it was pretty much released with no advertising... Get some sense people

  • Joseph Jermaine James

    http://www.reverbnationcom/j3akajthrizzle im rank #7 in new orleans #FWM

  • Jeff Mason

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  • MissDaFireman (no homo)

    I had such high hopes for this album. so sad it wasnt up to lil' wayne standards. i only bump "blunt blowin", "interlude", & "outro"..."John" was koo when it 1st was released a few months back, "6foot7foot" was sick for a week till it got played out, & i loved "how to love" but it too soured on me after hearing it 1000 times (sarcasm). *Sigh* i'm gonna go listen to "Tha Carter II" & "Dedication 2" now, reminds me how good weezy used to be, b4 the skinny jeans trends. *sigh*

    • MissDaFireman (no homo)

      There alright, but i guess he just spoiled me. My bar i super high for weezy.

    • jason

      "Nightmares of the Bottom", "It's Good", "Megaman", "She Will", "President Carter", "Abortion", "Novacane", "I Like the View" are all good

  • Anonymous

    i still bump this joint right here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOnBXss7IUw

  • Jason Went Off Yoo

    - Most charismatic rapper of all time - Most entertaining rapper of all time - 5 classics in his catalogue (Tha Carter, Tha Carter 2, Dedication 2, Da Drought 3, No Ceilings) - His flow and ability to ride a beat is one of the best ever, Top 5 easily - Most unique and versatile delivery of all time - Best use of variation of voice inflection of all time - Flawless beat selection and ear for beats - Makes amazing hooks - Co-signed as one of the greats by all the top legends in hip-hop - Greatest FEATURE artist of all time - Greatest MIXTAPE artist of all time - Will be remembered as the LAST rapper to ever go platinum in the 1st week (TC3) - Unbelievable presence on the mic, Top 5 easily in that aspect - Witty punchlines for years - Tremendous wordplay - Has the most extensive catalogue of all time, greatest work ethic of all time - Tremendous longevity in the game - Tremendous overall impact, relevance, and - Most creative and unorthodox rapper of all time the Fucking Truth!!!

    • Teddy

      Um chamillionaire is a better mix tape artist, even ya boy has said that

    • Orlando Jay Brutus

      dmx is way better and he is real waynes a fictional gangsta and x legitimately sold 20 million albums unlike wayne wayne jacked the mixtape idea from east coast rappers jacked gillies style and remade every jay z song just changed the beat and lyrics a bit not original at all greatest mixtape artist would be banks then papoose hell you can even say 50 back in his mixtape days wayne was aided by great production and the fact people follow trends more than ever and go what is popular

    • jason

      ^^^It's all your opinion. Nothing is a "lie". Hip-hop is subjective. That's the way I feel about Wayne, and I couldn't care less what you think. You're never gonna change MY opinion.

    • Bullshiit

      Almost Everything here is a lie. I can easily destroy any argument you have in favor in Wayne, but what would be the point? Dickriders gonna ride dick.

    • KaliRagg

      -No, Jigga is -No, thats Eminem -Yes All classics, but he has dud's too (rebirth,carter 4, all his autotune stuff) -yes top 5 -No, jigga again -No, thats yeezy + he makes 'em -Sometimes, not everytime -Yes -Maybe, dont kno if luda wud agree -Maybe, dont kno if game wud agree -No, Doubt it, never say never (fuck beiber) -true but its he's more rock now -ehh, it's gotten stale lately -not since no ceilings -No, that honor goes to the late great Tupac Shakur -True, he's on his 3rd style tho (bling,fireman,rockStar) -yes, but most of his fans are dumb -creative goes to kanye, unothodox is slim shady hands down

  • riddle me this

    lil wayne fan , please explain intellectually why you think wayne is the greatest.?? ready set go......

    • KaliRag

      -No, Jigga is -No, thats Eminem -Yes All classics, but he has dud's too (rebirth,carter 4, all his autotune stuff) -yes top 5 -No, jigga again -No, thats yeezy + he makes 'em -Sometimes, not everytime -Yes -Maybe, dont kno if luda wud agree -Maybe, dont kno if game wud agree -No, Doubt it, never say never (fuck beiber) -true but its he's more rock now -ehh, it's gotten stale lately -not since no ceilings -No, that honor goes to the late great Tupac Shakur -True, he's on his 3rd style tho (bling,fireman,rockStar) -yes, but most of his fans are dumb -creative goes to kanye, unothodox is slim shady hands down

    • jason

      - Most charismatic rapper of all time - Most entertaining rapper of all time - 5 classics in his catalogue (Tha Carter, Tha Carter 2, Dedication 2, Da Drought 3, No Ceilings) - His flow and ability to ride a beat is one of the best ever, Top 5 easily - Most unique and versatile delivery of all time - Best use of variation of voice inflection of all time - Flawless beat selection and ear for beats - Makes amazing hooks - Co-signed as one of the greats by all the top legends in hip-hop - Greatest FEATURE artist of all time - Greatest MIXTAPE artist of all time - Will be remembered as the LAST rapper to ever go platinum in the 1st week (TC3) - Unbelievable presence on the mic, Top 5 easily in that aspect - Witty punchlines for years - Tremendous wordplay - Has the most extensive catalogue of all time, greatest work ethic of all time - Tremendous longevity in the game - Tremendous overall impact, relevance, and - Most creative and unorthodox rapper of all time

  • smh

    why people liek wayne so much i dont get it... he aint saying anything meaningful,.. what makes him the greatest>>?? im so confused, i mean Jay-Z says something thought provoking , his words are well thought out. I cant't judge wayne's intelligence but for real man , whats he said ?? Jay got mad quotables.. whats wayne said . someone please help me .

    • Anonymous

      "I sell ice in the winter I sell fire in hell I'm a hustler baby I sell water to a well/ I hate to put my life in hands of fake promoters,you hear the hate in my voice?hate that you noticed/even when the worst pain is the distress learning you're the mistress only after that love gets slained and the anger and the sorrow mixed up leads to mistrust now it gets tough to ever love the game"

    • Shut Up Kid

      @Killa "Hov's flow deadly/do anything for deniro(Robert Deniro) like Joe Pesci."-HOVA by Jay-Z If I shoot you I'm brainless/but if you shoot me then you famous"-Streets is Watching" by Jay-Z "Pulp non-fiction/colt four fifth and/young niggas that will blast fe me(blaspheme) no religion."-Jay-Z Hot 97 freestyle diss to Game "Heroin got less steps than Britney(Britney Spears didn't finish the 12th step program in rehab)/that means it ain't stepped on (uncut and unmixed dope)/dig me"-Roc Boys Jay has too many quotables that go there little boy or girl.

    • Killa

      don't you mean Jay takes mad quotes from Biggie? You couldn't quote a Gay Z rhyme right now if you had to.

    • Rocc

      Who does say something meaningful these days you stupid shit.

  • noway

    someone from cash money went shopping....end of story.

  • Anonymous

    "DETRIMENTAL ON ANY INSTRUMENTAL, I SAY YOU RAPPERS SWEET, I PAY THE INCIDENTALS, IM BENEFICIAL, IVE BEEN OFFICIAL" - The best rapper alive

  • Anonymous

    wow, i honestly didnt know he was that popular.

  • ATL's My Life

    Lmao at the haters. This kid is winning. Is he selling his soul to win? Sure but who needs a soul win you're rich?

  • Anonymous

    all yall niggas are some suckers lmao. Fucking bloggers actually getting angry that he's selling albums. You acting like somebody is forcing you to buy a copy as well.

  • Chuck Diller

    Got the album and its pretty hot.. bad meets evil was good for about a week than got mad old n played... watch the throne is another hot cd... this shit gonna sell maddddd copies

  • FUCK LIL WAYNE

    propaganda for a nigga who performs @ the VMAs wearing womens' jeggings.

  • Anonymous

    Yall can act like yall don't know that Birdman bought atleast 500k worth of these first-week sale... Wayne's last to albums(Rebirth & I'm Not Human) didn't sale more than 200k first-week so how all of a sudden he jump to 700k-850k???...Don't be dummies, if Birdman will blow millions on bets, cars, jews etc., u know he will buy-up his companies units to make yall fans think that they really selling. Why Birdman ain't buy Wayne's album b-4 he went to jail n the one he released in jail??? B/c he knew it would be a waste of money b/c Wayne wouldn't be out to do tours to bring that money back to him!!! Certain cats in da game got disposable cash like Jay, 50, Dre, Em, Kanye, Diddy, n Birdman to buy-up there sales if they want to! I bet if 50's next album first week is anywhere near 400k-1mil yall would see my point. If a album is in such high-demand that it sales over 500k first-week then it should atleast end up selling 5xPlatinum unlike Wayne selling 1m first week then 3xPlatinum in da end it just don't add up! When Em n 50 sold 1m first-week they albums ended-up selling atleast 10xPlatinum-Plus they sells didn't fall off after the first-week like Waynes b/c Birdman just bought-up his first-week so he could pop-sh*t. Its like any company buying their own product to make their numbers look good the first week hoping the public hops on afterwards

    • PRINCEJIMMY11

      Exactly: 'Anonymous' (the original comment) makes some very good points:Like the point about after a album does huge numbers in it's first week, it usually continues but Wayne's didn't: It really would not surprise me if they (Birdman and business partners) were skewing the numbers:I'm not hating on Wayne but who in their right mind could've predicted this outside of CashMoney records?I could understand if it was 400k or maybe even 500k at the most but damn near platinum on a album with not much buzz or no #1 hits on it? Something smells fishy here no doubt:

    • Anonymous

      You know what, I seriously cant believe that his album is gonna sell this well either..I mean seriously how??? last album barely went gold right? wtf..i just dont get it.

    • PRINCEJIMMY11

      Money wise, that would make no sense at all but after hearing Birdman talk over the last 5 years, i wouldn't put it past him and you make some very interesting points:It should definitely be looked into:

    • Anonymous

      yeah, yeah, yeah bring on the excuses lol. Birdman spent 8 million dollars on Carter 4 albums right ? lol.

  • triple77

    It's quite simple: either u fuck with the nigga or u dont. All of this going back and forth wasting time on BULLSHIT when its WAY more important shit going on. This is why we as black people are still looked down on by other races bcuz we think and waste our time and money on bullshit. Instead of debating about Wayne, how about debate about the election for next year. How about we dont want rednecks Rick Perry or Ron Paul to run our country and fuck it up like G.W.B. again. Or the tea baggers fuck them too. If we are ever going to gain more wealth and better status in this country, we need to stop concerning our self with dumb shit and be smarter and do something about it.

    • triple77

      And i understand what u are saying as well but honestly im sure 90%of the people on here dont visit those sites including myself..so what better way for me to put my thought out there? And one more thing Prince. The world is changing but not for the better and if u think it is u are sadly mistaken my friend.

    • PRINCEJIMMY11

      I understand but realize where you're saying this at .... ON A LIL WAYNE THREAD:What did you expect us to post about?I understand there is much more important things going on in the world but there are threads that cover those stories like CNN.com and MSNBC.com:To come to a HipHop site and to click on a Lil Wayne thread and to complain about us debating the topic is a little ridiculous no? Or do you feel like you're right in complaining about Lil Wayne talk on a Lil Wayne thread?

    • triple77

      @prince dude i know its a hip hop website been coming to it for a couple of years..all i was trying to say is either u listen to the nigga or u dont all that back and forth shit about he sucks or he aint this or that is bullshit..there are more important things going on than lil wayne thats all im saying

    • PRINCEJIMMY11

      @Anonymous Exactly:Hell would we get on a HipHop website to talk politics for?And i'm a black man so listen carefully when i say "YOU'RE MAKING YOURSELF LOOK BAD" How come when one black person does something, it has to reflect on all black people?I've NEVER heard a white person say "damn, this white guy is making us white people look bad":Get that ol' "black folks need to stick together" shit out of here:This isn't 1953:Times are changing and leaving you old fashion folks behind:Pick up a calendar the next time you step out as well: "I roc with Obama but i ain't no politician" -Jay-Z:

    • triple77

      so fuckin predictable i knew some loser who still lives with his moms and aint got shit would respond exactly that way open your mind and stop being a typical nigger and i put the 'er' on purpose

    • Anonymous

      why bring race up on a hip hop webside were talkin about lil waynes music wtf are you talkin about?you think your smart cause you happen to trip over cnn wile trying to watch something to beat your dick to.this is a hip hop website to listen to and talk about hip hop.so talk about hip hop dick and stop watching anderson cooper

  • Anonymous

    Relax.Back when 50 was movin units kids were talking shit all day about how he's the best alive and he's better than hov and nas etc.It happens to get excited with success but at the end of the day it's all about the lyrics. If you take the time to listen closely you'll understand why he's not a threat to anybody.You want competition try drake with j cole, big krit with kendric lamar,j elec with mos def ect

  • industry

    congrat's wayne..what all yal is sayn dont matter and what im going to say dont matter..this nigga caked up! point is this dude adopted the skater/rock look and appeals to the youth..he's a fraud he's not a blood and he's not rock..it's a master plan but at the end of the day he can be what ever the fuck he wants he's a millionare!!!

  • ahhhh

    800,000 fools bought this shit, give me a fucking break. Fake ass blood singing How to Love, so fucking fake. Fake ass blood wearing Women's Jeggings at the VMA's and sagging them. Shit is just embarrassing. Embarrassed for his fans and for him. At least with all the money he makes off the album, he'll be able to buy more women's clothing, but knowing Wayne he won't be able to pay it off for some reason or another which will result in a lawsuit.

  • WTT

    If Lil Wayne fans wonder why people hate Lil Wayne, I'll explain: 1. He makes a sell-out pop song like How to Love 2. Every song sounds the same and he says the same crap over and over again. We get it Lil Wayne, life is a bitch people call you tunechi you beat the pussy up the f stands for ___ You love smoking weed You fuck bitches all day You love money "you're the best rapper alive"- surrreee! etc. 3. Your a so called "blood," and then you suddenly adopt a skateboarder image with ur ugly ass piercings- sell out! 4. You've never made a song with any real meaning. At some point if you want to be called the best, you have to do something beyond making songs about money, women, etc. 5. You diss an all time great with one of the weakest "diss" verses by calling Jay, wait for it, hello kitty. Wow.

    • Neffite Davis

      oh you sound so biter!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL Wayne is Wayne and everybody else is thier own!!!! for the record wayne has great wordplay and the best delivery in the game. Yall think if he aint spittting ultra fast lyrics or rhyming every word then he is wack. Get the Fuck outta here!!! Listen to the carter 4 he said some shit in it!!

    • Truthenola

      co-sign my brotha... not a single song with any meaning ,. and these tards keep lapping it up. smh

    • heres a serious song

      "You've never made a song with any real meaning"..........remeber Tie My Hands!

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      man go play madden 12 you taken this music thing to serious

  • jay

    not a hater, but I don't believe it. them nigs got a habit of lyin and shit. dats not hip hop.

  • Nam'ron

    This shit is amazing!!! Wayne is selling more then Beyonce, Kanye and most importantly, EMINEM!!! If Lady Gaga didnt lower the price of her CD I'm sure he would have sold more then her as well. I don't even like Wayne and I thought the album was wack. But I love the fact that he's this popular and black! It makes me smile inside to see us moving up in the world. Congrats to Wayne, the white boys are mad but it's your women who are buying his albums. Thanks!

  • Jarrett David Grimes

    Damn Weezy. Do your thing. C4 is a 3.5/5 to me but sales this high are always good for Hip-Hop. In my opinion, all Wayne has to do now is make a truly great album to cement his position on Hip-Hop's Mt Rushmore. C1-3 were his best albums by a landslide (W/ Tha Carter II being his best work to date imo 5/5) He needs to start fresh. Ditch the out dated Carter theme, lock himself in the studio, and make something truly innovative and personal because he's more than capable of doing so. He's just being complacent right now. Right now he's just a punchline machine over radio safe production. Wayne has always been heavy with word play but it seemed more purposeful before. He doesn't even sound like he's having fun anymore. He needs some new inspiration.

    • Doug Nichols

      Hip Hop's Mt. Rushmore better have about 50 faces on it if we're talking about putting Weezy on the damn thing. Hip Hop Mt. Rushmore (In no particular order and I'm probably missing a bunch) - Rakim - Dr Dre - Snoop - Pac - Biggie - Jay Z - Nas - DMX - Ice Cube - Eminem - Mobb Deep - Outkast - Wu Tang (just the symbol itself) - Tech N9ne (controversial, but nobody's been grinding harder or longer and having more success as an independent)

  • Anonymous

    man how can people actually support this wack as shit that they call hip hop li lwayne s grabage his lyrics r wack he doesnt speak no truth, if your really r hip hop fans why dont yall support a real and truthful artist like nas or dmx go cop the life is good nas always enlights wisdom and speaks the truth about problems we face on a daily bases and whats wrong in teh world, smh

  • Eminem Stans

    Anyone who thinks album sales mean you're the best rapper knows nothing about hip hop. It's about the music, the message, the lyrical skills not who sells more. Selling albums just shows you make mainstream and poppy sounding songs...

    • Doug Nichols

      Selling lots of albums means that you appeal to teenage white people who have disposable income. That's just the plain simple truth. There's no hate there. If you're looking to making millions, you appeal to the people holding the money. I don't see how anyone can say honestly that selling albums is a judge of the best in hip hop. 75% of the people doing the buying aren't hip hoppers. They're just as likely to buy a Gaga album one week as they are to buy a Lil Wayne album the next, and an Eminem or Jay Z album the week after that. This isn't any different than people running around and claiming that McDonald's has the best food in the world because they're putting out chicken nuggets all over the globe.

  • Eminem Stans

    First off, I cannot believe how many idiots actually buy lil waynes album. I could go on and on and on about how one dimensional and boring wayne is but that's another story. What bothers me here is HOW many Eminem stans there are on this site. This article has NOTHING to do with Eminem. Seriously hop off the dudes dick and stop mentioning Eminem. I love Em but cmon he hasnt released anything good since Eminem Show, about 8 years ago.

    • Anonymous

      Relapse was genous Recovery was meaningful and HTS was similar to the old stuff. He's not as good but c'mon.. But i do agree people bringing him up on stuff that has nothing to do with him is kinda stupid

  • ts5000

    if tha carter 4 sells more than eminem's recovery then thats still success of the album this isn't as big as tha carter 3 was so u can't expect it to a million copies in the 1st week

  • Pumbaclut

    Birdman bought half as he usually does, Sorry Jay but numbers do lie.

    • Anonymous

      lol sounds like science fiction but damn that's the only explanation that makes sense.I mean does it sound logical that almost a million people actually spent money to buy that shit?

  • aarontodavis

    u may not like Wayne but as of now, yes he's the best (factor in popularity,sales and then lyricism and flow)..if he sells 800,000+ albulms in dis weak economy, dats HUGE. No one is selling records like it used to be since the recession and he's doing it w/an albulm dat many ppl call "garbage or mediocre". He's not da best of all-time or anything but as of right now, if these estimates are true, den yea he is cuz #'s dnt lie

    • Doug Nichols

      If you want to count record sales, sure, he's on the top of the game. If you're going to actually sit there and try and justify it by bringing up lyricism and flow, you're god damned stupid.

  • Hip Hop Lives

    The comments here show just how much you crackas hate to see a black rapper gettin paid. You young crackas are the like the middle age crackas who get mad when black athletes get paid. Ya'll think that you're more intelligent than black rappers and black athletes, so they shouldn't be gettin paid more than ya'll. LOL at you hatin ass crackas.

    • Doug Nichols

      Guarantee you Lil Wayne has more white people buying his album than he does black people. Fact is, it's not the black music listeners who are driving the sales in hip hop anymore. It's white teens.

    • Anonymous

      Is it impossible to just hate his music?

    • Kenneth Thomas

      I hate Lil Wayne and I'm black. And it has nothing to do with his money. He's just whack and annoying.

  • Anonymous

    hip hop lives r kan u say he greater den em didnt em kill him on his own shit drop da world and forever and no love em and betta verses in every song not saying weezy aint a beast cause i really luv him 1 of my fav artist but not greater den da best rapper eva slim shady look at record sales #s dont lie bro em out sells him on every cd copare all ems cds 2 waynes em has bigger #'s and lyrical wise emienm wuld make nebody reitre jus ask the game even he said he wuld run away from da diss if em eva dissed him

    • Jason Williams

      I have to disagree Wayne killed Em on "No Love" it wasn't even close. That verse right there became the 1st time another rapper shined on Em and I don't even like Wayne that much.

  • Anonymous

    Before I Self Destruct = Robocop 3

  • Anonymous

    Blueprint I = Jaws Blueprint II = Jaws The Revenge Blueprint III = Jaws 3D Thank Me Later = Jews. Teflon Don = Good Burger

  • Anonymous

    Carter I - Look Whose Talking Carter II - Look whose talking 2 Carter III - Look whose talking now Carter IV - 3 men and a weezy f baby.

  • Anonymous

    how are people buying this shit?

    • Doug Nichols

      Because when all people pay attention to is what is playing on the radio, this is what everyone keeps saying is great. It's fucking herd mentality. He's great because people say he's great, which convinces other people who don't know the difference between NWA and the NWO that he's great. Album sales are directly related to how much exposure and name recognition someone has, not the quality of the music being produced. It's gotten to the point now where an Eminem, Jay Z, or Lil Wayne could just put a blank CD on the shelves with their name on it and it' going to do at least gold. That's just the way the game is now. It has nothing to do with what is going on in that CD. If everyone somehow managed to have equal exposure to mainstream audiences, we wouldn't be seeing a Lil Wayne go gold/platinum in a week, while a Royce Da 5'9" (or someone in similar situations) won't even crack 100,000 in a year.

  • Anonymous

    how are people buying this shit

  • HOOD MVP

    THIS DUDE IS GARBAGE AS FUCK and OVER-RATED...I DON'T GIVE A FUCK IF THIS NIGGA SOLD 10 MILLION IN ONE WEEK... IT JUST SHOWS ME THAT HE HAS 10 MILLION BRAIN-WASHED DICK-SUCKERS!!!

  • RealHipHop

    Lil Wayne Stans chill this doesn't prove he is the best rapper no actually it does better he is exactly that a rapper not a MC. Lil Wayne is only as good as his beats. his style is not all that but with the right beat yeah he sounds good but he could never rap of beats that eminem and slaughterhouse rap over because his style is just basic that's it and not including the carter 4 but he only has 5 platinum albums combined and 6 gold albums so if you combine the gold album and the 5 platinum album he only has sold 8 million records not including the carter 4 sales but take away the 6 gold albums combined he only has 5 million records sold. and he has like 10 album out i think while jayz has 25 million i think sold combined kayne 8 million and eminem i think combined 40 or 50 something million 50 cent has like 20 something million sold so either way lil wayne will always play catch up to these other mass appeal others. and just because we can't understand what he says sometimes doesn;t make it creative. just means we dont know what the fluck he is talking about

  • JG3

    Damn, Wayne did to'em again...A lot of people on this site are about to go kill themselves...LOL...I knew this was going to happen. They hated on the man when he dropped C3...continued hatin' on dude when he wen to jail...and kept hatin' on him when he dropped C4. I'm not an over-the-top fan of Lil Wayne but I am a music fan...I said it before and I will say it again, you can like, love or hate him...what you can not do is deny him success...musical success. Congrats Lil Wayne...

    • Jason Williams

      I'm not a Wayne fan but some people need to stop acting like he is the worst thing alive. He's earned his due. This cat may seem like a juvenile idiot but he has "Paid his Dues". Any True Hip-Hop head understands that all you can expect from any rapper is for them to pay dues b4 the get alot of attention. As much as I hate to say it Wayne is probably the most popular rapper in the world today, and he's earned it. FYI I didn't say the best but the most popular b4 U ladies remove Ur tampons in angst LOL

    • JG3

      @Anon...There is an artist that I couldn't tolerate. Once I realized his agenda, I stopped listening to his music, buying his CD's, deleted all of his music from my ipod, etc. So, I can relate to you on that. He's irrelevant now so I don't have to hear his music when I'm out and about...LOL @Doug...you don't have to listen to or watch Lil Wayne. If you're doing either, you're doing it b/c you want to. I am a music fan, I'll buy Lil Wayne and turn around and buy Maroon 5 and then buy Sade. I'm not a fan of Lady Gaga but she has millions of fans who love her. I don't hate on her. Lil Wayne is appealing to a younger & older generation, dude is doing something right. If his music was garbage, nobody wouldn't buy it. But obviously people like/love his music.

    • Doug Nichols

      ^ What this guy said. I don't begrudge anybody for making their money. Music is a business after all. But as a music fan, it's sad as hell that we have to sit around and watch/listen to dickriders run around proclaiming this dude is great.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately you're right.You have to understand though that for people like me who can't even stand him this is really annoying and depressing.Imagine how you would feel if you had to tolerate an artist you can't stand 24/7 on radio, clubs ect

  • RealHipHop

    Lil Wayne Stans chill this does prove he is the best rapper no actually it does better he is exactly that a rapper not a MC. Lil Wayne is only as good as his beats. his style is not all that but with the right beat yeah he sounds good but he could never rap of beats that eminem and slaughterhouse rap over because his style is just basic that's it and not including the carter 4 but he only has 5 platinum albums combined and 6 gold albums so if you combine the gold album and the 5 platinum album he only has sold 8 million records not including the carter 4 sales but take away the 6 gold albums combined he only has 5 million records sold. and he has like 10 album out i think while jayz has 25 million i think sold combined kayne 8 million and eminem i think combined 40 or 50 something million 50 cent has like 20 something million sold so either way lil wayne will always play catch up to these other mass appeal others. and just because we can't understand what he says sometimes doesn;t make it creative. just means we dont know what the fluck he is talking about.

  • bullshit

    This is a ploy it's no way this album is selling like this. They're pumping up his numbers to get dummies like wayne dickriders to buy this garbage. I don't give a fuck about what any you say about giving him his props because he sold major units. Fuck your opinions and the Carter 4. This is a record industry conspiracy because wayne is a cash cow for them.

  • Hip Hop LIves

    Wayne is the best all around rapper now, and has been for at least 5 years. Notice I said all around, because a lot of ya'll think that just being the best lyricist makes you the best rapper, which is just as off based as thinking that records sells alone make you the best. Being the best rapper is a combination of having lyrical skills, good beat selection, a dope flow, influence on the culture, great live performances, unique styles that connect with the masses, and record sells as well. And Wayne is greater than Em, because Wayne is felt both in the hood and the suburbs.

  • Joao Victor Reis

    DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE: they tryin to make yall dumb niggas go to stores and buy this album... check whats really been said about it on billboard: Lil Wayne's just-released "Tha Carter IV" album could have the second-biggest sales week of the year, as industry forecasters suggest it may sell 700,000-850,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Sept. 4. "IV" will easily bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week -- marking Wayne's third No. 1. If "Tha Carter IV" launches with at least 700,000, it will immediately mark the second-largest frame of any album this year, behind Lady Gaga's 1.11 million debut with "Born This Way." (Billboard Biz) "industry forecasters SUGGEST it may sell 700,000-850,000" THE PROJECTIONS AINT OUT YET... this is just speculation... they real projections will come out today around 5-6pm on hitsdailydouble, but by this time, everybody already believing the hype...

  • Anonymous

    Damn if this sold that much i guess nigga can put out a blank disc and go platinum.We're talkin about disturbing loyalty from his fans.On the other hand he puts out a lot of free music and i guess people appreciate that.That's the only explanation i can think of.

    • Doug Nichols

      It basically boils down to people getting too emotional with this shit. Some of these people really would go and buy a blank CD with Lil Wayne's name on it and say it was an instant classic. People get so tangled up with their favorites that they aren't willing to admit when something just isn't that good. I don't care who the artist is or how much I've loved their music over the years...if they put out garbage, I'm going to call it garbage. I'm not going to sit around and lie to myself and everyone else about it. Eminem drops a stinker, I'm gonna call it a stinker. Royce go flat, I'm going to tell it like it is. I'm not going to give them a free pass on a garbage album just because I was bumping their older stuff.

  • Anonymous

    jayz once said "men lie, women kie numbers dont" haha weezy out sold WTT in onoe week haha its funny beacuse everyone hates him for doing big numbers. all guys sound dumb when you say people are getting tired of him. if you dont like his music why even go to his songs and say wack or some bullshit

  • HOOD MVP

    DUDE GARBAGE AS FUCK and OVER-RATED... I DON'T GIVE A FUCK IF THIS NIGGA SOLD 10 MILLION IN ONE WEEK... IT JUST SHOWS ME THAT HE HAS 10 MILLION BRAIN-WASHED DICK-SUCKERS!!!

  • Anonymous

    wow.Those are historic numbers for our times.Noone except Em sees those numbers anymore.I may never understand what's so special about wayne but success is success can't front on that.

  • Anonymous

    I think lil wayne is dope some songs are gay and what not (how to love and all that) but every artist has those songs.. and every carter album has been dope... WHAT I WONDER IS.. how come he'll go SO HARD @ Jay for that baby money line.. and completely ignore Eminem blatantly dissing him on no love...whats the deal with that? i mean shit he threatened to kidnap dudes wife over one subliminal line.. hut he'll adlib a verse saying stuff like "shit!, WOOO!" where hes being made fun of?

    • Anonymous

      Promotion.It ain't personal.Jay just had anumber one album and is known for ignorin niggas while with Em he would risk to suffer a response.Em wouldn't end his carrer though.His fans are too loyal as this article proves.

  • Anonymous

    hahahahahahaha fucken haters. i think lil wayne would like to thank you for the promotion haha and btw lil wayne just beat jayz haha #weezy winning

  • Anonymous

    People relax.Music is personal.There's no such thing as garbage, because everything is a matter of opinion.If you don't like it ignore it.Why listen to the radio or watch BET,MTV or whatever when you can simly purchase the records YOU like and watch videos on line.All this gossip just adds to his buzz.the opposite of love is not hate is indifference.

  • blzd

    if you sell 1millon records doesnt mean your good just means 1 million ppl are stupid as fuck

  • Anonymous

    CARTER 1 = THE GODFATHER CARTER 2 = GODFATHER 2 CARTER 3 = GODFATHER PART 3 CARTER 4 = BAD HOLLYWOOD REMAKE OF PART 2.

  • room2roam

    ive listened to the album 2x and im not impressed at this point but i usually have to listen to an album 3 or 4x before i really know if im feeling it or not so ill hold off on judging it HOWEVER i aint gone front. feels good as hell to see you haters mad cuz he selling. just accept it.. your favorite rapper is a weezy fan. might as well join the babdwagon HAYTUH'Z!!! lol.. wizzle f. baby and the f is for F&*K U!!

  • jason

    lol @ you nerds getting so upset about this

  • jason

    Haters = RUINED. I thought Wayne was fading away? I thought people were getting tired of him? bwahahahahahahahahaha Wishful thinking. Wayne ain't going nowhere, bitches. STILL the God of hip-hop

    • swagg

      just because an artist sells the most doesnt mean hes the "king of hip hop" the album was average the only reason it sold because his fans are fucking retarded and buy everything that has his name on it the only good songs the album had were the ones that ironically didnt have him on sales dont mean shit when your an average rapper you wont get respect with sales as you would with skill

    • room2roam

      *in my ochocinco voice* chile plz... y'all go crazy if a artist YOU like does good numbers. the only time numbers dont matter is when its an artist u ppl hate

    • PRINCEJIMMY11

      @Swagg No, it's distorted because you guys actually take record sells serious when some of the greatest HipHop albums of time never sold over a million copies:

    • swagg

      lol this is why hip hop is so distorted nowadays people think the best sell the most

  • jason

    Reading these comments puts a smile to my face. Wayne is still running hip-hop (as these sales prove) and the haters are flipping out in anger. 850k units, BITCH. Deal with it, faggot ass motherfuckers

    • blzd

      lol you must not know how to read these numbers arent set in stone its just what billboard thinks its going to sell learn how to read before you go riding his dick so hard

  • Real Talk

    Remember people lil wayne has a larger fanbase of young white kids(especially young white girls) than Em does. As crazy as that sounds it's true, at the University my niece attend white students take lil wayne over Eminem. We all know that white girls and boys are the largest music consumers. Don't sweat these numbers ya'll, because it doesn't matter how much wayne sells,he'll never be mention amongst the greats. Do you think that lil wayne would be hot and have buzz back in 96, when Big and Pac were here? Answer hell no, but Jay and Nas did and I'm sure Em would of too. Wayne is only great to the new generation of new schoolers.

    • PRINCEJIMMY11

      LoL @ this dude trying to belittle Wayne's sells by grouping his consumers:That's hating one one one:Oh his album sells don't count because white people are buying them?Hahahaha:White people buy most of albums dude:I'm pretty sure more white people bought 'Watch The Thrown' than any other race:No matter how you slice it, Wayne is large in the public eye: Stop trying to put a asterisk next to the numbers Wayne put up:My last comment was for people like you:People who put way too much stock in record sells: You sound bitter as hell:Garbage music sells and real music doesn't:When will you people figure that out?Nas's new album probably won't go gold, does that mean it's lame?Hell no: 'Life Is Good' will definitely be the best album of 2011:It's all about image man: Wayne = sell out Wayne = trash Wayne = auto tune Yes, i agree but you know what else he equals? Money and commercial success:Accept it:

  • John Starks

    Birdman bought 500,000 copies himself

  • PRINCEJIMMY11

    Stop the crying:We all know HipHop has been dead for as while now:Record sells means nothing and if you disagree then someone please explain to me how classic albums like 'Reasonable Doubt' and 'Illmatic' were dramatically out sold by trash albums like 'Carter 3' and 'The Massacre': And most you who are hurt by Wayne's success are some of the same people who crowned him 'Best Rapper Alive' after Carter 2 and the 'Drought' series:You created him so don't cry about it:This is what happens when you prematurely crown people THE BEST before they've proven themselves:YOU THE FANS DID THIS: Congratulations to Wayne for all of his commercial success:

  • Funeral Time

    This is shit as depressing as Bush's reelection into office. RIP HIP HOP you will be greatly missed.

  • PRINCEJIMMY11

    I see people on here saying "it's a sad day in HipHop":How?He's putting a HipHop album at #1 on the billboards:No matter how bad a artist is, i'd rather see him #1 on the billboards than any other genre of music:Wake up and stop the hating: See the reason you guys are so enraged is because you put a lot of stock is album sells:I don't:You guys love saying "well Jay-Z has 11 #1 albums and Eminem is the all time top selling artist and bluh bluh bluh":Record sells don't mean a damn thing:You guys are hating on him because he's selling more than your favorite artist?Get over it:That's how the game has always been: You think 'Watch The Throne' went gold in one week because it was classic music?Hell no:It was because of their names:Jay-Z and Kanye sell records on their name because their music ain't shit at this point in their careers just like Wayne's:

    • PRINCEJIMMY11

      It doesn't matter if 2,000,000 people say "Carter 4 sucks" and only 1 person says "Carter 4 is fire":It's still all opinion:Yes i think Carter 3 and Carter 4 is 100% trash but it's just an opinion: But what is fact is that Wayne has a big commercial audience:He puts up big numbers:You or i may not like it but it is what it is:

    • room2roam

      LMAO@ 'whether WTT sucks is a matter of opinion" and your OPINION on weezy's album is not???????? doesnt really make sense dawg.. ijs

    • Anonymous

      it is a matter of opinion and everyone critics and fans[hip hop fans not wayne fans]agree that is bad.All i'm sayin is that there is not an agreement between critics and fans that WTT IS BAD.wtt is controversial.This is certainly bad.

    • PRINCEJIMMY11

      And whether Carter 4 sucks or not is not a matter of opinion?You sound bitter:Wayne is putting out popular music that the commercial audience wants:Record sells has always been what they are, commercial success:

    • Anonymous

      He's not puttin a hip hop ALBUM out.He's puttin out mixtape low quality material detrimental to the culture .And whether WTT sucks is a matter of opinion.WTT was actually well received between critics and a percentage of fans while c4 is panned by both fans and critics alike.

  • Anony

    You guys need to listen to the album. Download it or w.e if you dont want to support him but trust me it's a good album. The thing about Wayne is he does what no other rapper can do. Constantly putting out music and doing what he does at a high level everytime. His raps are getting a bit washed up but he can still deliver bangers. After seeing how he's been able to do what he does I'm officially a lil wayne fan. And this was after listening to the carter IV. Support hip hop.

  • PRINCEJIMMY11

    LoL:I see a lot of people are upset and "disappointed":I think Jay-Z, Eminem, & Nas fans dominate this site and Wayne is out selling all of them and people don't like it:They're upset but the truth is, they had their run:When those legends ran HipHop, they made the music that THEY wanted to make and they made money:That's all Lil Wayne is doing:He's making popular music and getting paid for it:Is his music absolute trash?YES, but it feeds his family: I don't care what ANYBODY says, it's about MAKING MONEY:If Jay-Z (who everyone just seems to be in love with) saw that riding skateboards got you a $60m endorsement, he would've done it in his prime because he would've made more money and that's what it's mostly about:MONEY:

  • meh

    It's unfair that his album gets released exactly one day after the VMA's with them promoting it and advertising it. Millions of people watch the VMAs and I'm sure it will give him an extra 20% sales boost. Plus, lil wayne fucking sucks and is one of the reasons mainstream hip hop is garbage.

  • alexillmatic80

    If this was a good album i wouldnt care. The fact is Lil Wayne doesnt deserve these numbers. If the album was called 'Im not a human being' it wouldnt sell nowhere near as much. But it is what it is i was looking forward to this and was let down.

  • Anonymous

    Damn, shit is depressing.I know I'm a hater who lives in a basement,jealous of his money.Whatever, if you like that shit you don't harm anybody.It's still depressing though.

  • Onaje Jordan

    The dude is winning can't deny that, but the music is so wack.

  • Africa-Rules

    worst rapper & album of all time sell 800K !!!! Fuck america Rip Hiphop

  • Anonymous

    Its official the white boys love him, or Baby buyin up all those records lol!

    • Anonymous

      @robbie the fact that you're doesn't mean you don't jack about hip-hop,but the fact that you're a dweeb. who's probably 19 or 20 years old means you missed out on all the best hip-hop. Remind you're parents every day that failed you,and did you a disservice by have birthing you when they did. Or you could ammend that by doing the knowledge,and picking up material from the "golden era" to get you're third eye open. May'be you'll come to realise the shit you're being subjected to is complete bullshit.

    • Anonymous

      Tell em Robbie!!!

    • Robbie R-a W Biederman

      yes we fucking do. But white boys don't know hip hop right? White boys White Boys White boys. All i know is WAYNE dont see White Don't see Black. And why is he one of the most respected rappers in the game among other emcees? why does Jay-z feel threatened...not Monetarily but he sees Young Money growing and growing. Why you think he aint retire yet? He leaves, Wayne stays--10 years...whos Jigga? YMCMB

  • jaydoub

    Give credit when its due! Like Jay said.. numbers dont lie. God for Wayne.. Good for hip hop. youtube.com/jaydoubl

  • seven

    Good for you Wayne get paper son. On the other hand it's a bad day for hip-hop. What a shame that such music which is devoid of any real insight,and profoundness is forced fed to the majority of people's throats. Succeeding not only in numbing them down mentally,but also getting them to believe this is what socially excepted music should be sounding like. I have no ill will towards LIL Wayne,just wish there was some balance to counter act his stupidity.

  • Anonymous

    everyone jus get ready for z-ro meth sept20

  • pathetic

    This is horrible. sad day in hip hop

  • Xokibix

    My first question would be....WHY? Go cop Random Axe instead.

    • Doug Nichols

      I can understand why someone like Lil Wayne is going to sell massive units when he is already getting major mainstream play. That's the type of stuff the majority of the population is going to hear, so that's all they are going to know to like. The bigger question is how, on a site like DX that exposes people to much more than your basic mainstream hip hop, we still have such a large number of crazy dick riders who are shouting out about how Weezy is the GOAT?

  • Doug Nichols

    I don't understand how so many people can be on an artist's dick so hard. Whether it is Em, Jay Z, Kanye, Wayne, or whoever. People more than willing to overlook weak ass albums and continue to act as if they have some sort of personal stake in that artist's success. People on here acting like a bunch of school girls at a Beiber concert or something. You're more obsessed with making your idol 'the best' that you completely ignore the fact that the albums they dropping are weak as hell. I don't care who it is, even my favorites...if they drop something weak, I'm going to call it weak and voice my disappointment. It's not like I'm getting a cut of the royalties, so I have no business bigging up a shitty album. Bunch of ignorant dick riders.

    • Lil Wayne

      Hey, Robbie honey, put my dick back In your mouth. I didn't tell you to talk.

    • Robbie R-a W Biederman

      you just mad at ya self boy i know a Therapistt he say he can take care of this.. hahaaaaaaaa YMCMB!!! every die hard fan has a stake in the artists success you faggot. THATS WHY WE ARE FANSSSS FAN-ATICSSS...850K aint just a NUMBER, thats PEOPLE PAHTNA!

    • Kenneth Thomas

      TRUTH!

  • Anonymous

    the dude is a star, get over it. He's gonna sell no matter what, give credit when its due.

    • Anonymous

      but he made that name for himself brah. all i see is the two extremes of dickriding and hating on this site brah. he built that fanbase. every artist hits a low point. that doesnt mean you write them off and hate on them for still having good sales. and every artist has good moments... that doesnt mean you call them the greatest of all time and swear by everything they do. brah's....you need to stop being so critical brah's. it aint healthy. ouch brah's, ouch.

    • Doug Nichols

      Why should someone be given credit for just living off of his name? I don't care who it is, if they drop something weak, I'm not going to show them any love.

  • kaffir

    go weezy go niga outsellin red hot chilli peppers dats dope also y u idiots hatin on wayne 4, he has nas,bun b, tech9, andre 3k,jadakiss & busta ryhmes in his album showin dat he is student of the art, this vary 4rm undergound 2 has beens thus he is a true fan

    • Doug Nichols

      It's no coincidence that the best tracks on the album happen to be the ones where Weezy ain't rapping. I'll give credit to Wayne for putting some good guest spots on there. I'll also give him credit for being smart enough to split that Intro/Interlude/Outro into three different tracks. He managed to take one massive posse cut where he was 2nd to last in terms of verses (Sorry, Shyne, but you're fucking garbage now) and turn it into two hot tracks and a weak intro.

  • musicfan302

    When i went to bestbuy to buy some new headphones, there where people buying the cd, let's just say he hit his core market

  • jack

    "Niggas is jealous/ but really I could care less" Hahahahaha! Look at the haters burn! Damn! Carter 4 may not be classic material, but it is a solid album, and Wayne is going to murk the whole hiphop game.

  • WTF???

    is this a joke,. smh... im so disapointed in society,.

  • Papa Don

    wow congrats to the homie...

  • Robbie R-a W Biederman

    YMCMB MOB GOOD FELLAZ CUT OUR EARS OFF, AINT SHIT YOU COULD TELL US!!!!!

  • Robbie R-a W Biederman

    YMCMB MOB GOD FELLAZ CUT OUR EARS OFF, AIN'T SHIT YOU COULD TELL US!!!!!!

  • ItsTheTruth

    Question: What's more important to the whole of Hip-Hop? Or should I say, the culture. 50 thousand real hip hop heads supporting a real hip hop record...(Big Krit for example) Or... 500 thousand white suburban girls supporting a Wayne record Any input would be appreciated

  • lmao

    The hatesr are so fucking mad I FUCKING LOVE IT hahahahahaha its like christmas morning for me. with this sort of support whether you like him or not you have to admit that hes going down as the greatest rapper that ever lived.

  • Lil Wayne fans can go die

    And as soon as Wayne flops, all the fans will jump on the next "best-selling" rapper. Because we all know the only defense to punchlines like "You're a pussy cat; Hello Kitty' and "You're a venereal disease because you menstrual bleed" is "He MaK!nG m0Re MoN3Y ThAN y0u!!!" You're all band wagoners and dick riders.

  • Anonymous

    HES MIGHT DOUBLE UP BEYONCE AND JAY FIRST WEEK LOL ... OUCH BRA, IM SORRY HOV LMAO. YOU KNOW THE QUOTE I AINT GOTTA SAY IT.

  • Dat Shit

    Is Fuckin garbage!!! The carter 4 is not hip hop. It is GREM HOP! the GREM is for gremlin. If anybody buy this shit after seeing dat nigga hop around in a fuckin liatard then yall are some fucking faggots just like his dick sucking ass. I like some of the songs. (She will, Blunt Blowin, and maybe like 2 or 3 more) But this album by far is some garbage!!! And for it to sell more than WTT IF THAT IS THE CASE. PURE SPECULATION. Then I know that its a bunch a faggot muthafuckas out there too!! Probably skateboarding and kissing your boyfriends in the mouth!!! Knarley ass, liatard wearing, dick in da booty ass, bitch made, kiss a man in the mouth, fake blood, gremlin looking ass niggaz.

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      you say all of that but you like songs on the album me i dont like no songs off WTT or RED i havent even heard those albums and want but i gave them props for selling

  • Fresh

    It's about Quality not Quantity, nuff said...

  • Joao Victor Reis

    they tryin to make yall dumb niggas go to stores and buy this album... check whats really been said about it on billboard: Lil Wayne's just-released "Tha Carter IV" album could have the second-biggest sales week of the year, as industry forecasters suggest it may sell 700,000-850,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Sept. 4. "IV" will easily bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week -- marking Wayne's third No. 1. If "Tha Carter IV" launches with at least 700,000, it will immediately mark the second-largest frame of any album this year, behind Lady Gaga's 1.11 million debut with "Born This Way." (Billboard Biz) "industry forecasters SUGGEST it may sell 700,000-850,000" THE PROJECTIONS AINT OUT YET... this is just speculation... they real projections will come out today around 5-6pm on hitsdailydouble, but by this time, everybody already believing the hype...

  • John-Boy

    WoW! I'm shocked. Can't believe that many people are buying a very average album that they won't even be listening to a week from now. Hey, I've always said that Waynes number 1 talent was making people believe he actually has talent.

  • Anonymous

    1 - The Game The R.E.D. Album 96,460 2 1 Jay-Z, Kanye West Watch The Throne 88,500 (-48%) 12 9 Beyonce 4 22,005 (-13%) 16 13 Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel 17,880 (-7%) 20 35 Rihanna Loud 15,020 (+54%) 38 36 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 9,473 (-2%) 42 44 Pitbull Planet Pit 8,485 44 42 Eminem Recovery 8,133 (-9%) 45 47 Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers 8,090 (-2%) 47 - Chris Brown F.A.M.E. 7,882 50 29 Kelly Rowland Here I Am 7,050 (-38%)

  • Anonymous

    true, carter 4 isn't his best but if those projections are accurate..damn! especially in this era where even the big names are barely scratchin 400k, you can't hate on that. congrats to him.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    save your he flop comments for the red album

  • Anonymous

    850k people are not buying CDs bro. not first week. Not shit that leaked... I'm telling you he pad his numbers. I dont know by how much but its a considerable amount.

    • r

      Most ppl who buyin it are probly ppl who know nothin bout hiphop who seen some advertisment somewhere and thought 'oh he's whats cool ima buy that' an they aint even know it leaked already

    • Anonymous

      Game is in the same boat as 50. If Game was still relevant, it wouldn't have taken him 2 years and 10 push-backs to drop an album.

    • Anonymous

      lololool last i checked interscope released Gamese album and shelved 50s ahahahahahah 50 blows.. GAME is rich

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      i just wanted to know since it seems like buying albums only come up when wayne drops game last album is at 700k

    • Anonymous

      you got proof brah? or just unfounded speculation? wake me up when you have something concrete brah.

    • Anonymous

      Because Game doesn't have money to burn, unlike Baby. Shit, 50 Cent is worth more than Baby, and he didn't buy copies of BISD.

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      so why didnt game buy his album?

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    Dayum! Congrats to Weezy if that projection is accurate.

  • Moses

    People RELAX, its projected to sell 850,000. It actually hasn't sold 850,000 yet, so people please RELAX, lets see what happens.

  • Kevin M

    Kreyshawnisabitch...with a name like that you sound like a bitch too...WiseUpPCthugs must've butt plugged him pretty good this morning.

  • Anonymous

    C4 wasnt straight gaarbade, it was no wear near as good as past work but...come on.. 800k? i think if Wayne took a shit it would sell for about 100k at this point smh. Quality over Sales people..

  • Sean R

    talking to Kreyshawnisabitch...his name reflects the bitch in him...bitches recognize each other

  • HIP HOP"S ADVOCATE

    ONE QUESTION: WHY? CAUSE THE CD SUCKS LIKE A MUTHAFUCKA!!!

    • HIP HOP'S ADVOCATE

      SOME OF THOSE TRACKS YOU NAME ARE ALRIGHT, BUT YOU MUST BE A FAN TO NAME HOW TO LOVE & 6'7'' CAUSE THOSE TRACKS ARE HORRIBLE TO THE 10TH POWER!!!

    • Anonymous

      Mirrors? President Carter? MegaMan? The intro, outro, interlude? She Will? How to Love? 67? how all these suck?

  • prewoz

    To be honest... W.T.T., RED Album, and C4 were all let downs compared to what they've done before. Wayne fans ride hard for him though. Not suprised one bit if he sells that much.

  • Christopher English

    If he does I guess I'd have to give him congrats. I listened to the album… didn't think it was all that great. I didn't think Watch The Throne was all that great either. Honestly I think Game's album is better than both Wayne's and Jay/Kanye's.

  • WiseUpPCthugs

    All you internet gangstas and PC critics need to all shut the fuck up.None of you buy any albums so u dont hv right to critise or talk about album sales.If Baby buys all of lil wayne's album how is that your business?u illegally download music anyway.I am tried of all u idiots saying "real hiphop is dead" and lil wayne is trash or he is Pop When u dont even support the so called real Rapper.How many of u idiots hv Styles P,Immortal Technique or em albums? u dont.So stop discussing about lil wayne and Cash money.They got money u dont, U all dont buy albums so SHUT THE HELL UP FOOLS

    • r

      'Wack and shit and gay'... Can already tell u aint got an opinion that can be taken seriously. Ems a recognized legend by all artists so dead that.. wayne aint tho

    • fuckoff

      Why would you put faggot ass pop star feminem in with styles p and immortal technique. Eminem does the same type of numbers as wayne because they are both wack as shit and gay. I think they are the same person except one is white and one is black

    • PanikIsaFag

      @Panik,U fool shut up.Wise was right,u all talk too much Smack on the Internet.I bet u this Panik idiot is one lil pussy dude.Download all his shit illegally.Wanna act tough,any fool can act tough on the internet u stupid ignorant Nigga.Retarded Whore

    • Sean R

      you must be his lover...

    • Kreyshawnisabitch

      @Panik Shut the fuck up bitch.You dont hv any album u stupid welfare Basterds. Slap someone?yeah right u can.Internet gangsta.U exactly the type of idiot the dude was talking about.

    • Panik

      shut the fuck up and eat a dick and shit sandwich pussy! I have Styles P, Immortal Technique, and Em's albums, and they all got paid off me for their albums in my collection...and mutha fuckas can discuss whatever they want...I wanna slap the shit outta you, but it probably looks better on you.

  • bkstylz

    This is shocking considering the album is trash. But then again, children with allowances don't know any better. There must be something appealing about a rapping gremlin who talks down on women and promotes nothing but negativity.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    C4 all the singles are gold and plat easy with the hating go play madden 12

  • Kingdom come

    For all of you saying that wayne bought his CDs keep in mind that jigga pulled this nonsene when kingdom come dropped

    • Anonymous

      Relapse went hard. snm

    • Anonymous

      ^^You're white...and a fag

    • okthen

      where is your proof dipshit. just because you dont like a artist does not not mean other people dont. That is your shitty ass opinion homo. When Kingdom come came out I remember mad people copping that shit in my hood. It was the greatest rappers comeback album thats why it sold. if your gonna say hov buys his own shit you might as weel say 50 bought the massacre because that album was trash. You might as well say eminem bought all those relapse and recovery because both of those were horrific trash that did not deserve to sell

  • Anonymous

    ouch brah damn brah shit selling like hotcakeson at fat camp brah. dam brah thats alot of sales brah. ouch damn brah.

    • south africa

      keep teling them brah saw your comments allday.. you hurtin them brah..lmao...keep it up brah...wayne world brah...ouch brah..lmao..keep sain dat shit brah...lololololololololo

  • Anonymous

    850k??? Try 600k. Only 1 of the singles has been extremely succesfull...

    • gasman

      His albums are ALWAYS (didn't you use all caps?) selling higher than jay, kanye, em.....you do realize this is his 9th solo album and only the 3rd to be number 1 right? How many number 1's does jay have? End of discussion

    • Rizky[HipHopKing]

      Let me tell you something. 6foot7foot: Succes. John: Succes. She Will: Succes Mirrors: Succes How To Love: Succes So Special: is getting or alraidy succes Blunt blowin: is gettin or already succes And I didn't even talked about the other songs. The last 3 albums from wayne were #1. His albums were ALLWAYS higher and sold more then jay em kanye and others. All his "serious" tracks are ALLWAYS #1. Talk if you have knowledge about his past and present. Imma BIGBIG fan of game, wayne, em, tech, yaboy and much more. But i can't lie Lil wayne is doing the best if we are talking about selling music.

  • Anonymous

    Yall can act like yall don't know that Birdman bought atleast 500k worth of these first-week sale... Wayne's last to albums(Rebirth & I'm Not Human) didn't sale more than 200k first-week so how all of a sudden he jump to 700k-850k???...Don't be dummies, if Birdman will blow millions on bets, cars, jews etc., u know he will buy-up his companies units to make yall fans think that they really selling. Why Birdman ain't buy Wayne's album b-4 he went to jail n the one he released in jail??? B/c he knew it would be a waste of money b/c Wayne wouldn't be out to do tours to bring that money back to him!!! Certain cats in da game got disposable cash like Jay, 50, Dre, Em, Kanye, Diddy, n Birdman to buy-up there sales if they want to! I bet if 50's next album first week is anywhere near 400k-1mil yall would see my point. If a album is in such high-demand that it sales over 500k first-week then it should atleast end up selling 5xPlatinum unlike Wayne selling 1m first week then 3xPlatinum in da end it just don't add up! When Em n 50 sold 1m first-week they albums ended-up selling atleast 10xPlatinum-Plus they sells didn't fall off after the first-week like Waynes b/c Birdman just bought-up his first-week so he could pop-sh*t. Its like any company buying their own product to make their numbers look good the first week hoping the public hops on afterwards.

    • Anonymous

      the public hops on afterwards? Thats just stupid. If that were true then why are sales never as big as they are in the first week?

    • Anonymous

      ....ummm that would make no sense. Look at this. The last time Em sold a million in a week was The Eminem Show. That album came out in 2002. Back when cds were still selling. And your thinking is limited. Think about what kind of waste it would be to buy albums. You dont make money off of albums sales, you make money off of touring. It would just be stupid to buy a lot of albums just for the sake of saying it looks good on paper. But you can say baby bought all the copies you want but when Wayne has the highest grossing tour, just like he did year before last, there wont be any excuse you can throw out there.

    • dadonjuan

      man shut yo bitch ass up!!

  • Anonymous

    lil wayne can go 10x plat and nothing will change the fact that he wack. i dont care about #'s. all i know is that 850k wasnt from my itunes account. *shrug*

  • Anonymous

    his boyfriend Baby is clearly buying up albums, his last 2 albums rebirth and the other one 1st week was like 150k and now all of a sudden carter 4 is selling 850k based on what?john? 6ft 7 ft? sorry lil wayne sucks/ i wish jay and them wouldve just relesed WTT regularly , they would put up better #'s

  • Anonymous

    Wow!!! Lil Wayne is winning!!!! 50 Cent has 4 million twitter fans and 110k CD fans!! SMH

  • King

    I'm a Wayne fan...i'd be happy if he does gr8 numbers...but for me RED was a lil better than C4

  • Andre Cooper

    I AM OUT BUT I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS.....NEED TISSUE BRAH?

    • KKK

      DICK LIPS, HE'S CAMP IS BUYING THE ALBUM NOT THE PEOPLE BITCH ASS NIGGA !!! EMINEM IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE AND EVER !!!

  • Andre Cooper

    LMAO!!!!! AND LIL WAYNE WINS AGAIN!!!! IT IS TOO FUNNY LOOKING AT ALL THESE ESSAYS ON WHY LIL WAYNE AIN'T WINNING!!!!! OH YEAH NAS HAD THE BEST VERSE BUT GUESS WHO SELLING MORE? LIL WAYNE!!!!! 800K AND THE HATERS ARE BUTT HURT!!!!!!! TAKE THAT TAKE THAT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Y'ALL NEED TISSUE?

    • Andre Cooper

      LMAO!!!! STAY ON TOPIC THERE SIR. I COULD CARE LESS THAT IS HIS MONEY AND HE GRINDED TO GET WHERE HE IS AT.....WHY WOULD I HATE ANOTHER MAN FOR GRINDING AND MAKING IT TO THE TOP..... YOU TRYING TO DUMB DOWN THE CONVO AND TURN IT AROUND LMAO...I KNOW I DON'T HAVE MILLIONS(DO I NEED TO BE REMINDED LMAO) I WORK FOR A LIVING JUST AS YOU SHOULD PIMP. BUT TRUTH IS WAYNE WON AGAIN AND YOU BUTT HURT ABOUT IT....NEED TISSUE BRAH?

    • Anonymous

      feels good defending a millionaire bout to make another couple millions, while you still dirt poor eh? LOL YEAH IM HATIN BUT ITS FUNNY CUZ ITS TRUE

    • Andre Cooper

      THAT IS SO TRUE....I LOVE PICKING ON THESE DUDES BECAUSE THEY ARE SO PRIDEFUL IN THERE HATING IT IS BEYOND BELIEF!!!!! O WELL LIL WAYNE SCORES ANOTHER VICTORY AND THE HATERZ TAKE ANOTHER L.... IN OTHER NEWS LMAO

    • Anonymous

      yeah exactly, this is a slap to the face to all those internet nerds who spend their time hating on wayne... he makes another milli, and they're still in front of their pc

  • Business101.5

    Do you know what "projected" means? It means it hasn't happened. It means that some of you people don't even recognize subliminals in marketing, Every page that you'll ever click open on the Internet is trying to sell you something, whether in a figurative or literal sense. Some of you are saying, "gee, if 850K people think it's hot, what's wrong with me?" This is a tactic used by many industries in different variations. Hewlett Packard just announced it's getting out of the PC business. If you'd gone into Best Buy the day prior, you would have seen that there were about 10 HP computers for every other brand on the shelf. They had a strategy based on this intense advertising and in-store availability. But when the smoke clears, the gimmicks are exposed. You gotta realize who Wayne's audience is and not take this shit too seriously. Just like plenty of other pop rappers, he will have an asterisk next to his name in the real Hip Hop history books.

    • Anonymous

      yeah its projected...it may not sell 850 but it means that it'll sell at least 750, and its sad how you're still hating and writing essays about it because you cant stand that he'll makes even more money and you're still broke in front of your pc

    • Andre Cooper

      LMAO!!!!! YOU BUTT HURT NIGGA? GUESS WHAT???800K SAYS THAT YOUR THOUGHTS MEAN SHIT AND NO ONE HEARS YOU!!!!!! HATE ON THAT

  • mbongeni

    All Jay z, kanye and game fans lets go out and buy WTT and Red come on!! we all know C4 is weaker lets support good music before it does!!

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      add WTT, RED album sales up C4 still wins

    • Anonymous

      @mobongeni Cosign That's how wayne haters should get back at wayne stans. Not spend time on here bashing him, because hate is making him sell more. This should encourage you to rush the stores for WTTand RED.

  • Deeper Look

    Honestly those projected sales are not a suprise to me.This doesn't change the general consensus opinion on this album from critics and fans alike that this album was not worth the wait. However, I'll give wayne props for cornering the market of the justin beiber,Adele,jonas bros and Lady Gaga fan demographics. You can say what you what about this album bad or good,but it was the most talked about and discussed. Honestly all the bashing of the album really help boost the sales, because it lowered a lot of people's expectations of it. Personally in my opinion this album underwhelmed my low expectations. The problem is that it has no theme, like what is Carter IV about? Say what you want about Watch The Throne but it does have a theme and concept to it. The theme is basically a protest to white America and trying to open the eyes of black America. For those talking about Wayne taking over because he sold more in his first weekend than Em. Em sold 741,000 copies his first week of Recovery, which is true, but he went on to sell almost near 4 million copies overall and remained at number one on the billboard 200 for five weeks straight. So the real question is will Carter IV stay at number one for five weeks straight and sell 3 million copies again? Of course this album was going to do big numbers in it's first week, everything that's been highly-anticipated for years always does. The question is how will it sell in week one,two and three after all this negative feedback this album has been recieving?

    • Andre Cooper

      HATER!!!!! BY THAT TIME HE WILL BE PLAT!!!!! ANOTHER VICTORY FOR WAYNE!!!! NO ONE HEARS YOU!!!! HE HAS A STRONG FAN BASE!!!! SO HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO THOUGH.....GO TO HIS CONCERT AND PROTEST AND TELL HIS FANS THAT THEY ARE DUMB FOR BUYING HIS ALBUM!!!! LET'S SEE HOW FAR YOU GET LMFAO!!!!

  • DAMNNN

    DAMNNNNN, I thought it would sell like 300 k 1st week, but 850k, WOW.

  • abraham

    the number speaks for itself brah. damn brah. awfully quiet in here brah. ouch sorry brah

  • fuck_a_hater

    its not a competition to see who listens to the most under ground rapper. so haters stfu. listen to what you enjoy and dont tell others what or who to listen to.

  • Anonymous

    SILENCEEEEEE haha C4 bitches hate it or love it!!!

  • asdffa

    everyone knows wayne did this shit SOBER. if anyone knows how it feels to rap high everyday, you know you dont get that creative ability... give the man his props you . think about it and be realistic.

  • Anonymous

    850k to 900k ain't shid else to be said lol jay-z who kanye who Men Lie Women Lie NUMBERS DON'T ... SILENCE!!! (Martin voice off of karate character on his show LMAO)

  • Stupid Illuminati Robot

    TIME TO JACKOFF!!!! BEEP BEEP JACKOFF SEQUENCE MALFUNCTIONING!!!! TIME TO JACKOFF!!!! BEEP BEEP JACKOFF SEQUENCE MALFUNCTIONING

  • Goldstein

    I love the fact that as you people call him Lil Wayne, numbers are going to do good. The reason I like that is, the more people buy it the more he can poison his fellow black bastards with negative no black awareness raps. Go make love to apes!!! You nothing but monkey children anyway!!! LMFAO

  • Jaediggity

    Funny,Lil Wayne haters used to bother me. I mean as a hip hop fan and a Wayne fan, Wayne most definitely is nowhere near where he used to be lyrically. But damn, ever since he dropped Rebirth it's been hate for no reason. All I see is, Lil Wayne is gay. Lil Wayne's fan base is all white girls. Lil Wayne won't sell. Lil Wayne is irrelevant. Why? Because he once called himself the best rapper alive, in a time where Jay-Z was retired and the game was being ran by Soulja Boy and Nelly? Well then okay, we've established he is not the best rapper alive. Why are you still hating? I personally prefer Tha Carter over any Lil Wayne album and mixtape except Da Drought 3. And that's because Da Drought 3 might be the greatest mixtape of all time. That's besides my point though. Personally I prefer that Wayne then Carter IV Wayne. But you don't see me throwing salt on the niggas hustle just because he's not coming with it like he used to. Or because he tried to make a rock album. Shit is non sense. Wayne is still a good rapper, and still has a lot of bars left in him. Wayne been in the game since he was 14, he's paid his dues, he can say and make whatever the fuck he wants. He's a veteran, he's the biggest reason Drake and Nicki are who they are today. All this hating for no reason, is ridiculous and bad for hip hop. But I guess the internet is a gift and a curse. It gives the haters a bigger stage and a louder voice. Now though haters don't bother, especially since I found out he's about to sell 850000 first week. All the hate in the world couldn't kill Wayne's buzz right now. Maybe if all you haters would get off his dick he would become irrelevant and disappear. But since every time I go to a fucking J.Cole/Nas/Jay-Z video I see something about Carter IV and Drake, that's not gonna happen anytime soon. Take Care.

    • Anonymous

      lmao@ ignorant nigga. but jaediggity speaks truth. the funny thing is if the haters just swallowed their pride and shut the fuck up lil wayne wouldnt sell this much. But misery loves company and these dudes just can't swallow their pride. seems like the hiphop revolves around young money these days.

    • Ignorant Nigga

      I like your comments you seem intelligent!! With that said you can come see my girlfriend anytime, but its YOU that I want to be mine!!!!!

  • Beena89

    He may sell alot of records to the dumb majority of hip hop fans but he will still be an untalented douchebag,..

    • Anonymous

      @ beena89, whatever helps you sleep at night brah. whatever makes you feel better about yourself brah. sounding kinda bitter there brah. ouch brah.

    • A Hard Motherfucker

      Come say it to my face!!!! Bitch ass mark buster you!!!

  • Ijustshitted

    Who remembers 12 gauge and the hit squad? They had a song called "dance dumb muthafucka" I believe they were from the Bay area. Late 80's early 90's

  • rahul dang

    HONESTLY, i don't like lil wayne that much. with that said, why are you guys hating SO MUCH?! ok so you don't like his music, but it's apparent a lot of other people do right? 850k first week? that's impressive, even if you don't like him you can say it's respectable.

  • AgoodPussyhaver

    I know with those kind of sales!!!! I would love for Wayne to come over my roach infeasted project apartment and suck my titties!! My baby is still a blackass lil badass!!! Fuck Em, Jay, Ye, Saigon, Wiz, Gucci, Jezzy, and J Cole!!!! ITS All about wayne suckin my titties!!! Baby can eat out my ass the frontin sad sap nigga!!!

  • HardAssBobPooted

    Say what you want but, this proves that Lil Wayne is still relevant!!! Im not sayin that I am a fan of Wayne all Im saying is that with these projected numbers he has some type of strong fan base somewhere out there. It is what it is.

  • Dorough

    Yes Weezy you predicted it yourself! wayne said to Tim Westwood he thought he was going to do 700,000 units Lil Wayne Tim Westwood Feb 2011 interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAy9_91ByAo fcuk the haters!

  • Uglyblackmonkeychild

    I knew this would happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After sucken Wayne's doo-doo draws he started rappin better!!! And I mean I suckeed his doo-doo draws!! After I was done Wayne looked at me and said "You one incredible muthafucka"!!!!! He left me there with his doo-doo draws in my hand. After that he recorded the Carter IV for 14 days straight!!! I knew it cause Wayne's doo-doo draws is good!!!!!!

    • Uglyblackmonkeychild

      WHO THE FUCK YOU CALLIN AN UNCLE TOM?!!!!! You mad cause I aint suckeen yo doo-doo draws!!! Matter of fact I know who this is, You that ugly black muthafucka that talked all that shit but didnt know how to suck my balls!!! LMFAO gtfoh MUTHAFUCKA!!!! Yes I know ya sister Debra BITCH!!!!! Dont ever listen to Spice-1, Lil Boosie, Tech-9, E-40, and Pill again!!! YOU NOT HARD LIKE THEM!!!!

    • MilitantBlackman

      I WOULD LOVE TO GET MY HANDS ON YOUR BITCH ASS AND BEAT THE FUCKIN UNCLE TOM OUTTA YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • solorager

    i gave that album a listen to see if it was actualy any good i,ll admit i like about 3 of 4 song but the rest is bullshit not good enough to see no fucking 850,000 it basicly selling of the carter name not singles because there is no buzz if there is it not on the level as c3

    • WOW

      No Buzz??? "6 Foot 7 Foot" (featuring Cory Gunz) 9 2 2 — 50 — — — — 71 US: 2× Platinum[3] Tha Carter IV 2011 "John" (featuring Rick Ross) 22 19 12 — 90 — — — — — US: Gold[3] "How to Love" 5 4 2 76 20 — — — — 48 US: Platinum[3] "She Will" (featuring Drake) 3 [36] 17 12 — 16 — — — — 58 Get the fuck out of here

  • wow

    ''GET IT HOW YOU WANT IT BURGER KING.. DIG HER OUT SURGERY''. Unfucking believeable how faggets like this can sell 850k but when crooked drop his album it wont even come anywhere close.. And hes been putting in major work. Fuck Hiphop and its fans there all retards

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Wow. Some of the comments on here are unbelievable. Seems like only one cat here has sense. Let's make it two. Shout out to THERZA. It's not like Wayne is a new rapper. He's worked up to this point in life. True you have those (including myself) that wish to have the Dedication 1 and 2/Carter I and II Wayne. You have others who want the New Orleans Wayne and not this Miami/South Beach/Ocean Drive Slim Wayne. You can't say that he hasn't disappointed at times (Rebirth to name one) But what you can't say without a shadow of a doubt is this dude is a veteran in the game and has a strong catalog and lots of success. He is carrying CMR. He also had a huge part with the signings of Drake and Nicki Minaj (even though J Prince's son actually discovered Drake, but that's another tune). Wayne is indeed from the era and has shown signs of being the stallworth and super artist for YEARS! This isn't a secret. Furthermore, to all those saying this album is garbage... stop it. Please. It's not his best work, but it's damn sure better than a lot of his past albums (500 Degreez, Carter III, Rebirth, I Am Not A Human Being). He experiments a tad too much but hey...he's growing older and enjoying life and the fruits of his labor. So what. In this day and age with nowhere near the promotion, and especially the over promotion and commercialization that Jay-Z uses to boost his wack ass products (every LP after Black Album...especially this Watch The Throne trash that got every bit of 1 spin and sounds like shit sonically for the most)...he's moving units. The cat is gonna sell a million copies. And that's with the humble downloads for the free. All of this rampant overblown emotional conversation needs to stop on both ends. Just truly listen to albums with no bias. Wayne always sold records. Wayne always had a fanbase. It's just he actually gained more and more demographics. Will everyone like this LP? No. But it's definitely not wack.

  • Hallahalla

    JayZ should eat his words, Men lie Women Lie numbers Don't!! That line ain't tru just cause you sell the most don't make u a better rapper... Game is a better rapper than both but sold the least!! #justsayin Since Wayne sold more than WTT in the 1st week. Does that make him better than both? #justathought

    • Cerious

      ummm men lie women lie numbers dont..jay z 11 #1 albums wayne 3 #1 albums...jay over 40 million sold wayne i think the number is 10 mill ...so yea men lie woman lie number dnt ...EVERY solo album Jay ever dropped was a number 1..dats Jay Also went 4x plat b4 wayne hasnt ..there goes numbers 4 yu

    • Mystic

      Cosign. Karma is a b...

  • JJ

    Tha carter 4 is good but I think Watch the throne is better.

  • THERZA

    I just wanna know why niggaz act like wayne is this new rapper who never sold a record in his life. All you hear from the mad bitches is that dude fanbase consist of pre teens and suburban white kids. wayne got fans that grew up listening to biggie, n pac,nas, the ghetto boys, scarface, outkast, the wu, etc. Wayne is from that era. Dude been in the game 15 strong and has a catalog to prove it. go ahead and check out his old shit,see why the fans form the beg. still has faith in his ability.

  • PA

    Man who cares how many units hes moving. THAT DOESNT MEAN HIS ALBUM WAS GOOD. Look at the Billboard and honestly ask yourself how many of those artist would you really listen to?? NOT MANY. Shit was wack and by far the worst out of the carter series. Mtv just gave a tribute to Britney Spears at the VMAs and mention her name and MJs in the same sentence. DOES THAT MEAN SHE IS GOOD? Fuck no, that bitch sucks but she sold a ton. MJ was rolling in his grave when he heard that mess, just like Pac and Big when you label Wayne a Classic or best rapper alive/ever. All moving units these days means is that you have captured the main purchasing base which are young white suburban females. Those are the majority of fans attending his concerts and buying albums. If you go to a Lil Wayne concert 70+% of the fans in attendance will be that demographic. This was even mentioned on FirstTake on ESPN the other day. Bottom line is that I was hoping for carter 4 to be the truth and after having all that time in jail you think he could of thought up some deep/dope shit but nah, he gave us this trash. It actually makes me think those ghost writer rumors were true back in the day because after Carter 2 and Dedication 2 it was all down hill from there. The only people i know who really liked this album started to really listen to Wayne when Carter 3 dropped. Most of those fans couldn't tell you a single track off the Carter. 2.5/5

    • Anonymous

      Andre Cooper has Waynes cock a bit to far down his throat

    • Andre Cooper

      I BEEN I WAYNE FAN SINCE THE HOTBOYS DAYS OF GET IT HOW YOU LIVE...... IT IS TOO LATE HATER WAYNE HAS WON AGAIN....THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN SAY ANYMORE(CRICKETS)

  • WOW

    Are you joking me.. Anyone that goes out and buys this fucking stupid midgets album is a discrace to hip hop.. Fucking stupid nig is talking about burger king.. ''dig her out SURGERY'' oh fucking mind blowing.. Like fuck whats wrong with you stupid skids

    • Andre Cooper

      IT IS THERE TASTE NOT YOURS DUMMY!!!!! WHO ARE YOU TO TELL SOMEONE WHAT TO LIKE??? LAST TIME I CHECKED THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY.....WAYNE WON 800K AND YOU BUTT HURT BRAH!!!LMAO

  • Kelvin E. Gupton Jr.

    How are all those numbers projected after only 2 days?

    • ilexx

      Not to sound like I am trying to be an asshole but its simple math and statistics. They have the first day numbers and based on history of that artist and others they can estimate the percentages of the first day sales he will get on the other days. Its not supposed to be an absolute number but the truth is the projections are ALWAYS 50k (give or take) within the projection.

    • Anonymous

      dont know but they always turn out to be very accurate.

  • EMANDEM

    Aight lets make this clear, wayne has fallen off a bit and seemed to have lost his way lyrically. But that was probably due to the years of drug use even if it helped him during his underground/hungry days. but at the end of the day he's been grinding for years and years puttin that work ay in and day out,molding his fan base and given them music on a consistent basis. And lets not forget that dude has fans still ridin with him from his sqad days which is mad love.

  • Kendall Walters

    Thats crazy I only liked 2-3 songs on it. I have been enjoying the Red album much more.

  • Anonymous

    LOL JAY-Z FANS ARE BUTT HURT

  • KillaKay24

    Lmao i love hearing the haters on here Money talk Weezy obviously doesnt give a fuck lol C4!

  • Truth

    Of course he'll sell, leak or his fans will always buy it, Personally it's not his best work but it's not as bad as people make it out to be though.

  • Jake

    Bullshit, I wanna see Wayne moving under 500k, lol.

  • Tyler, the Creator

    Baby bought 450k. Album is fuckin' horrible

  • BiH

    This is why Jay-Z will never respond to a diss from Lil Wayne.. Wayne's fan base is almost that of Em. Yes Jay would ether Wayne in a diss track but he couldn't afford to lose the fan base that Wayne has.

    • Hip Hop

      "Recovery 4 mill - 1 year Carter 3 3.7 mill - 3 year" Em=Caucasian/hasnt been rapping in a while Wayne=Black/constantly putting out music oversaturating the game

    • Anonymous

      50 Cent has 4 million twitter fans and 110k CD fans!! smh

    • bbb

      Actually the original comment amount em was talking about his fan base, not first week sales. So all you idiots who keep talking about first week sales are missing the point.

    • Anonymous

      sorry brah weezy just killed em's recovery first week sales brah. that's what we're discussing with the article brah. Twitter and who wipes their ass faster doesnt have anything to do with first week sales. Like him or not this is a victory for weezy. He's conquered recoveries first weeks sale point black period brah. I like them both but I'm just sticking to the facts brah. sorry brah.

    • Derrick

      yo but why are eminem fans so confrontational? lol "brah" dude wasnt even attacking nobody. Why are you comparing recovery with carter 3? this is about first week sales. of carter 4. recovery sold 741k first week. so yes, lil wayne's first week sales are superior to em's recovery sales. He's not saying that makes him better. he's just stating a fact pertaining to the article. since you couldnt resist but to bring up em for no damn reason besides being over insecure. I swear em's fans act like he gave birth to them in the middle of winter. calm the fuck down with that overly competitive shit..getting sensitive about nothing.

    • Brah is a stupid word

      Hey "brah"..Recovery has sold almost 6 million copies worldwide, and no one has sold more records than Eminem in the past decade. But if that isn't enough for you, go and compare their Twitter followers and Facebook fan numbers. "Brah." (PS: I don't really like either of them, but I do like common sense)

    • Tyler, the Creator

      Recovery 4 mill - 1 year Carter 3 3.7 mill - 3 year

    • Anonymous

      "almost that of em" ummmm he just toppled em's sales brah. sorry brah,.

  • Daniel Moreno

    Damn! 4 real? What a piece of garbage, except the introp, interlude and outro the rest is such a waste of time.

  • James Gordon

    If Lil Wayne sales 850k first week I'm convinced YMCMB bought 500k of that. No way that's possible after everyone tweeted about how bad it was after the leak last week and that wack MTV performance.

  • phraynkhp@yahoo.com

    fuuuuuuuuck....

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