Lil Wayne Tops Billboard 200 With ‘Tha Carter V’ / Scores Second-Largest Streaming Week Ever

Published: Sunday 7th Oct 2018 by Sam

Lil Wayne‘s comeback has been crowned with chart success.

The Hip-Hop titan uncaged long-awaited album ‘Tha Carter V’ last week – seven years after his last studio effort.

A legal wrangle with Birdman blocked the release of the project, but with the drama behind them the pathway was cleared for the set’s unleashing.

Still, a win was far from a given.

Indeed, beyond the ever-risky reality attached to elongated stints out of the spotlight, during Weezy’s time away the industry shape-shifted towards streaming-led consumption. A fact that’s proven fatal for some acts whose strongest metric was physical sales.

Fortunately for the rapper, he has nothing to worry about. Quite the contrary.

The final numbers are in and they await after the jump…

Per Billboard, the ‘Tha Carter V’ officially premieres at #1 on the Billboard 200 tally.

It does so with 480,000 sales plus streaming units. A feat which renders the set the third-largest opener for an album in 2018. [Its pure sales figure is 141,000]

Furthermore, the LP debuts with the second-biggest streaming week ever for an album, wracking up 433 million on-demand audio streams for its songs in its first week.

The project, which features guest spots from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Nivea, and Ashanti, earns Wayne his fourth #1 album.


Having proven his potency in today’s streaming led climate, Wayne re-cements himself as one of music’s most formidable forces.

Moving forward, he’s now tasked with ensuring the set has legs.

In the here and now, though, big congrats.

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  1. DanYiel Iman October 7, 2018

    I’m just not here for anything he’s offering…??‍♂️

    • Meiz October 8, 2018

      That’s how we feel about Beyonce too. Her bubble gum , trash songs ain’t s***.

  2. G7Pat October 7, 2018

    Great album!

  3. Flaccal October 7, 2018

    Since I started with my online business, I earn $80 every 60minutes. It sounds unbelievable but you won’t forgive yourself if you don’t check it out. Learn more about it here…….. w­w­w.W­i­c­3­.­c­om

  4. Erica October 7, 2018

    His album is really great I like it all!!!

  5. B2B October 7, 2018

    This record is a banger. Much better than Drake and Kanye’s latest. With this album Wayne proves that he is still the most versatile rapper in the game right now. Only Jay-Z rivals him in versatility and I would put J in a different category as he is from the 90s not 2000s.

    • Sena October 8, 2018

      lil Wayne is from the 90s too lol

      • Selah October 8, 2018

        Lil Wayne’s debut album was released at the tail-end of ’99, so he isn’t considered by many to be a 90’s rapper. Plus he didn’t become a heavy hitter until the mid-2000’s.

  6. Selah October 8, 2018

    When will Nicki?

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