Wednesday, June 18, 2008

With the highest weekly sales figure since 2005, Lil' Wayne crashes in at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with ''Tha Carter III''. The rapper sold just over 1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the first time the six-figure threshold was crossed since 50 Cent's ''The Massacre'' back in March 2005.

Sales for ''Tha Carter III'', Lil Wayne's first number 1 on the Billboard 200, were helped along by several of the rapper's new singles, including the hit "Lollipop" featuring Static Major. His previous biggest sales week was a 238,000-unit start for ''Tha Carter II'' in 2005, which entered The Billboard 200 at number 2. Plies' ''Definition of Real'' sold 215,000 to debut at number 2, the same position his 2007 album ''The Real Testament'' achieved. His current hit "Bust It Baby" featuring Ne-Yo is working its way up the Hot 100, sitting at #12 this week.

Congrats to Weezy, he really deserved it. It has been a while for this return, and I could tell he will be enjoying him self these next couple of days.