Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ Certified Double Platinum

Published: Monday 28th Nov 2011 by David


No more than three months have passed since Lil Wayne‘s latest album ‘Tha Carter IV’ burst onto the charts.

Now, it what serves to cement his status as one of  music’s most commercially potent contenders, the LP has now been certified double platinum in the US.


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Since its release on August 29th in the US, the project has shipped a whopping 1.693 million copies making it the highest selling Rap release as well of one the most successful LP’s to be released by an artist from any genre within the last twelve months.

Debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 in the first week of its release with sales exceeding 964,000 units, the album has thus far peaked at #8 in the UK and #1 in Canada.



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  1. mark ginnis November 28, 2011

    shipped not sold . sold is 1.6

  2. NY-Superstar November 28, 2011


  3. DTG November 28, 2011

    People kill me trying to call out “shipped, not sold”, like it makes any difference. Platinum is platinum. If retailers ordered 2 million of Wayne’s album, then he’s double platinum…period. Doesn’t matter how much it actually sold; his label still had to press up 2 million copies of his album and send them out. So it’s 2x platinum.

  4. honeydip November 28, 2011


  5. lucky November 28, 2011


  6. commanderofthedancefloor November 28, 2011

    sam said lil wayne shipped 1.6 million, but is it only double platinum for shipments of every 1 million so it would have to of shipped 2 million.

  7. Layla November 28, 2011

    Hip Hop is dead.

  8. Lax November 28, 2011

    Good for wayne but then again it don’t matter about sales wayne, the haters will turn your sales every which way but loose including making comments about how you and your label bought your albums, man these haters or a Getto Mess. But i know that you or a hard worker wayne and deserves everything that come your way in the form of a Blessing, keep up the good work. The good thing is i don’t see a Dam Soul Calling any of the “RAPPERS
    MUSIC NAMES” Like Generic, micro wave or Pop Corn Music and thats a Blessing In Itself.

  9. TruthTeller November 28, 2011

    1Million debut week but he s already out of the worldwide chart with less than 2 Million sold.

    I like Lil Wayne, I hope he can become more worldwide like Eminem is. Or at least like 50 & Kanye used to be.

  10. White girl mob November 28, 2011

    Kreayshawn album is gonna go gold lil Wayne is gay… Kreayshawn year is 2012 not Nicki minaj flop self with that wack ass album she got coming out

  11. White girl mob November 28, 2011

    Man ya don’t know man ya talkin bout how good Wayne did but ya ain’t seen nothing yet just wait til baby kreay album come out… White girls all around tha world is waiting on this album it’s gonna be a classic!!!  its gonna be like watch the thorne but BETTER! Then ya hater are gonna bow down and kiss kreayshawn feet and pay some homage

  12. Tr November 28, 2011

    …Well I guess there goes the Bey stans’s excuse that Baby is buying own s***!!

  13. JohnVidal November 28, 2011

    I suppose they meant 1,6 million sold and 2 million shipped right?

  14. Lauryn November 28, 2011

    I mean its Wayne.*shrugs* What do u expect. You can say whatever u want about his personal decisions bt that man makes GREAT music. What is your favorite rapper doing????

  15. I’ma have to send her to her maker November 28, 2011

    Nicki’s album is double platinum too. Sam, keep up with current events. How can you display wayne’s sales and not Nicki’s??

    Oh, and haters stay mad. YMCM is winning.

  16. KAT DELUNA FAN November 28, 2011

    😯 the dude is selling is gibberish lyrics like no ther hell

    congrats 😆

  17. A Nu Day Has Come November 28, 2011

    S*** the f*** down with that lame ass white gurl mob s***! I tell ya, you young kids today have nobody that is and actual Icon! Boy I laugh at ya’ll all ya’ll s*** lame, the way you dress, the lame ass music ya’ll like! So sad, very sad!

  18. Mafalo November 29, 2011

    I remember the days — not too long ago — when double platinum wasn’t all that stellar. Your album was a blockbuster when it hit 5 or 6x platinum. This iTunes age sucks. It’s made people too lazy to get their asses to the store and buy music.

  19. KirstyJ December 5, 2011

    Its crazy Lil wayne’s crap comes out and everyone seems to jump on the young money bandwagon. The album is just full of poor punchlines and raps over really good beats. Then we have lyrical geniuses like J Cole,only score Gold. Shame, really.

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