Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ Album Lands at No. 1 on Billboard 200
Weezy was able to move an impressive amount of units with 480,000 equivalent album sales earned from Sept. 28 - Oct. 4. That tally marks the third biggest seven-day stretch for an album in 2018. The 433 million on-demand audio streams accrued are good enough for the second biggest streaming week ever for an album. The charting marks Tune's fourth No. 1 album following Tha Carter III, I Am Not a Human Being and Tha Carter IV.
Coming in second this week is Logic who put up a fight with his YSIV album. He pushed 167,000 units with 122,000 of those coming from traditional album sales.
Kevin Gates' Luca Brasi 3 mixtape also made a big splash. The new project from the Baton Rouge, La. rapper peaks at the No. 4 spot with 78,000 units in the can.
There was really no doubt that Wayne would snatch the No. 1 spot. Fans have been waiting on C5 for nearly half a decade. Weezy came through with a hefty 23-song offering with guest appearances from XXXTentacion, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and more, and production from Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Mannie Fresh, Cool & Dre and others. The New Orleans rapper was recently honored with the I Am Hip Hop Award at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards.
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