Lil Wayne Rebirth Strikes Gold

Hate it or love it, but the RIAA has announced that Lil Wayne’s Rebirth is certified gold. Despite its premature release, the album still hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart and landed at No. 4 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart. No need to abort now.

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  • http://jayfingers.becoolent.com Jay Fingers

    This should not surprise anyone.

  • TRAP JESUS

    damn 50 cent damn lil wayne pass your album damn

  • leftsidewest

    This album is fucking garbage! This just shows me how many stupid ass teeny boppers exist here in America. Fuck anybody who listens to Young Money. This country is getting softer year by year, let’s bring that gangsta shit back! Fuck Wayne and Drake!!! Don’t make me go into my 2Pac rant.

  • TRAP JESUS

    50 CENT I HATE TO SAY THIS BUT YOU HAVE FLOP BIG TIME

    LIL WAYNE LEAK 2 MONTHS BEFORE IT RELEASE AND STILL PASS YOU DAMN

  • leftsidewest

    @TRAP JESUS

    What the fuck does this have to do with 50. This just goes to show how many faggots there are in the states. Teeny boppers, faggots, and hoes are the only ones buying Rebirth fuck boy! Get outta here with that bullshit! Oh by the way FUCK THE SOUTH, you ignorant niggas killed hip hop!

  • Ac@pella!

    Still ain’t buyin’ this bullshit. Until he puts out anutha Carter 1 or somethin’ like it, I ain’t buyin’ anutha Wayne album. At least somethin close to Carter 2…Matter fact, I need an album with cold ass beats and that “No Ceilings” lyrical hunger.

  • yaboitone

    Just further proof that IMAGE, GIMMICKS, AND BULLSHIT are more important to the average listener than THE F*****G MUSIC!!!!!!!

  • yaboitone

    and the south is runnin s**t u hatin ass niggaz! like it or not, WE RUN DIS S**t!

    South niggaz run you niggaz ask…….well damn near everybody now adays! HA!

  • jged

    that goes to show the retard in here that talk a lot of shit and don’t have any in formation on anything. tha riaa proclaimed little wayne gold without even reaching 500,000 copies yet and then again when they proclaimed fif gold all the hater jump and start hating. to “trap jesus” get your information right before jumping on this site fucking retard.

  • Gt

    Fuck u the south runs shit

  • Nathaniel

    well….

    i think that it’s clear now that lil wayne isn’t going anywhere. won’t be any falling off, and Tha Carter IV will do astronomical #’s.

    if THIS shit, this rock-infused pseudo-rap album can do numbers like this…..smh…yeah, the nigga is here for the long haul. hate it or love it i guess, lol.

  • ayoooooo

    The album sold because of Drop the World, the performance at the Grammy’s, and because Wayne just got locked up. So Wayne should call Eminem and thank him, because musically this album failed badly.

  • YO

    look at all the haters mad. LMAOOOOO

  • Corey*Jetsfoo

    Wtf he sold just as much as fifty what are u guys saying lol

  • RAY

    man baby been buying some albums to keep the album on the charts. come on people don’t fall asleep at the wheel. no one here has bought this shit, i have yet to speak to anyone that has. so i would say universal ym cm has been buying and scanning. 50 has nothing to do with tis. his album was really good if you like hip hop. he has about 7 to 8 good tracks on it.

  • Oj Da Cornball

    Really, who’s bumping this?

    I knew some how 50 will come up.
    Well, Rebirth is awarded Gold status by RIAA, but didn’t sell 500k yet.
    50 been had his RIAA Certification. now shut up haters.

  • King JuggaNott

    Does anyone on this site have any sense? I’m not going to use the word HATE because that’s yall opinion but c’mon dude. Lets not be so fucking aggy about the success of another fucking brother. Gimmicks? Faggits?

    1. Wayne has put in the hard work to have this success, it didn’t just happen on its own. By staying active and pushing his shit he got the PROPER presence by making MUSIC for his fans if you like it or not. Brothers like 50 have a negative internet presence online…THIS IS 50, all they are doing is pumping gossip and beef. I say 50 because he’s the KING of this dizzy nigga phase we are going through right now in hip hop. Niggas thinking because they can post a vid on youtube and wave a gun and yell peoples name gets him attention. He was one of the ones that started this shit, now he doesn’t stick out, niggas caught up with that and now he’s just a normal nigga doing that same bull shit. C’mon Pimpin Curly, nigga should be embarrassed of himself.

    2. Proper marketing and promotion. Young Money Cash Money KNOWS how to reach their fan base, if it’s the Youth or whatever. One dude said Teeny Boppers…dude hip hop is forever young dude. Hip Hop has to continue to grow…..

    Yanno….why am I explaining this shit to some obvious haters. Anyway…..this is good shit when other brother cant even get close to gold doing what they do BEST. Wayne is not good at Rock and he went Gold…..major shit. NEW ORLEANS!!!!! WE HERE BITCH!!

  • YO

    NO ONE WAS HATING ON WAYNE BEFORE HE STARTED KILLING FEATURES. NO ALL THE HATERS MAD CAUSE HE DOING BETTER THAN THEM WHILE HE’S LOCKED UP!!!! BIG WAS RIGHT, MORE MONEY MORE PROBLEMS.

  • http://Nahright.com Lelan

    YM WHY HATE IT

    YM DOWN YA THROAT YA GOTTA STAY HYDRATED

    Man wocka was right 4 get lyrics get sum gimmicks

    nas broke

    jay electronica and andre 3000 is never going to put out anything

  • TEFLON DON !

    thank you lil wayne, thank you birdman, thank you cashmoney record and thank you universal record for making the most garbage rock album ever to be released by a rap artist to fraudulently achieve gold status. !!!!!!!!

  • http://mistahzee.com/blog mistahzee

    haha this is a pop album, 50’s is hiphop this has a wider fan base (teeny boppers/whiteboy who wana be cool/black boys who wana be white/ etc. haha) and still i dont know how this has anythign to do with 50 cent.

    and yes i like on fire and prom queen.

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  • koa29

    Haters…regardless if Rebirth was that great or not, alot of people (including me) bought it out of respect for giving us No Ceilings for free..That shit was fire.

    Rebirth isn’t that bad though, the production is top notch but there is alot of throw away songs on there..

  • that_Josh

    Here is the black for Wayne’s Gold Album sales: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2103/2175691813_00f354ee15.jpg

  • Truth_City

    lol they madd

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  • Don

    Guys 50 Cent was RIAA certified gold for BISD almost 2 months ago. the real question may be has Rick Ross gone gold yet, Deeper Than Rap came out before 50 & Wayne.

    Congrats to Wayne.

  • GUEGZ

    GOLD?? Wow feels like a drop from C3’s 1 week platinum!!

    RR check out my music on :

    http://www.myspace.com/guegz

  • Nathaniel

    i was listening to this album on youtube a couple days after it dropped…

    there are a couple of joints on here i actually like. (surprised the fuck outta me). to think, the nigga from the hot boyz and get off the corner is now making Rebirth. he ACTUALLY pulled off this album. it never sounds forced, is why i say that.

    wayne is interesting to watch. i wonder what he’ll do when he gets out of prison.

  • Sin

    Yall niggas are predictable

  • http://twitter.com/iam_Ayo Black London

    WHAT A FUCKING LIE…..YOU YANKS ARE QUICK TO CERTIFY AN ALBUM. WHAT THE FUCK!!!!

    Lil Wayne’s Rebirth moved out of the Top 10 by six slots landing at No. 12 with 31,900. Going into his sixth week, the rapper’s rock album stands at 393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    393,300 scanned discs.

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THE RIAA SCANNED OR WHATS TO MAKE OUT A FURTHER 106,700 HAS BEEN SHIPPED. WHAT A FUCKING JOKE.

    HE MUST HAVE DEF JAM EMPLOYEES WORKING THAT SHIT.

  • Will

    yea I checc that hitsdailydouble shit and wayne is like at 393 rite now and selling like 15 k this week dude aint got that 500 K I guess he got that 50 cent promo where it shipped 500 K Copies

    checc Hit Daily DOubles they have the correct numbers

    But yea I dont care to go from sell a Million in a week to selling 500 K in total is a L I dont care if its experimental or whatever becuz in the end white people buy that shit not mainly white people white young females and they buy that shit just to have the album cover and last time a million of these white chiccs bought his shit and this time 500 K bought it in total it just shows he is fading

    I mean Eminem for example bacc in the day everything em touched was going platinum Soundtraccs Greatest Hits D12 albums same thing with 50 and Nelly when they was hot everything they touched whether it be a soundtracc for their movie or a group album was going platinum ST.Lunatics is a 2x platinum selliung Group and both d12 Cds sold over 2 million and G-Unit 6 million and Get Rich or Die Trying Soundtracc sold 3 million and The Re Up sold 2 million like everything those guys touched was a platinum plague the fact that Young Money CD and this rebirth shit aint gained no platinum it shows dude is fading away

    I mean what was his last banger a song that belong to Him

  • http://jayfingers.becoolent.com Jay Fingers

    @Black London — Nielsen SoundScan figures are not used in RIAA certification. The RIAA system predates Nielsen SoundScan and includes sales outlets Nielsen misses. Prior to Nielsen SoundScan, RIAA certification was the only audited and verifiable system for tracking music sales in the U.S.; it is still the only system capable of tracking 100% of sales (albeit as shipments less returns, not actual sales like Nielsen SoundScan).

  • llll

    This is crazy, EMINEM HAVEN’T BEEN CERTIFIED x2 PLAT!!NOT EVEN x1 PLAT!!

  • Bunz B

    yall niggaz always on here cryin and hatin, STFU and deal with it, get $$, yall ignorance is hilarious to read, he makes music thats what the man does day in and day out rather its Females or Males that buy it who gives a shit, its their $$ atleast they supportin the artist the right way and not downloadin whole albums likes you faggots, the funny thing is all yall who hate know everyword to 90% of this niggaz songs, and thats whats real, quit hatin…get a new hobby F*ck boys

    hip hop and the artist in it have many ranges and phases, nothing will ever be the same…things change, so change with it or shut up

  • G(W)ayne

    Lil Wayne is not my favority, but I can’t hate on this.
    OK I don’t like when Lil Wayne auto-tune rapping/singing…
    but I think this album reflects his real style… this is actually not a tipical Rap album so I dont want to compare to other rap albums, but it’s definitely good… deservs to be gold.

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  • Pause Police

    At this point in the game Hip-Hop in general needs to take any commercial successes they can get to keep their standing in the market.

    There was a huge record industry boom in the ’80s following the success of Thriller, giving company more revenue and thus bigger budgets for all their projects, paving the way for acts like George Michael etc to become mega stars.

    The bottom line is the shareholders of a music company look at the category and the sales/revenue.

    If hip-hop wins across the board they’ll allocate more money to hip-hop acts.

    Bottom line — you didn’t buy it, you have nothing to complain about.

    If you really have a ‘problem’ with who’s successfu,l help rig J. Cole or Royce 5’9″‘s record sales and buy 20 copies when they drop

  • YO

    50 Lost

  • Auto-tune EEater

    FUCK WAYNE!!
    n0t abt hAte, wayne is jst AUTO-TUNE shit.. But wayne always try to make FAKE ratingz..
    LIL WAYNE = GAY RAPPER ALIVE

  • ill_uminated

    @IIII

    Eminem’s Relapse it the top selling Rap cd For 2009?!
    It passed 1.5 mil back in 9/2009
    Get ur knowledge up, young grasshopper

  • ill_uminated

    @IIII

    Eminem’s Relapse is the top selling Rap cd For 2009?!
    It passed 1.5 mil back in 9/2009
    Jayz BP3 comes in 2nd..
    Get ur knowledge up, young grasshopper

  • az5lyrics

    CURTIS WOODFACE FLOPPING JACKSON LOST ON THIS ONE.
    BISD(BEFORE I SUCK DICK) IS A BIG TIME FLOP

  • quartel

    This album is a great crossover one of tha best I’ve listen 2 ture lyrics dynamic production wayne’s sound is hard 2 find rebirth is a 7.5/10 album

  • YO

    IF 50 DROPPED A ROCK ALBUM IT WOULDN’T EVEN GO ZIPLOC PLASTIC

  • mac DIESEL

    LIL WAYNE’S “REBIRTH” STRIKES GOLD….

    AND SO DID HIS PIMP IN JAIL!!!! BUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! SWEET ASS NIGGA!!!!! STAY UP DUMMY!!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Man

    @I’ll uminated lol yea Eminem been platnium almost 2 milli but to stay in topic congrats Wayne he not my fav rapper but I show respect to all the rappers makin they dough

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  • Sin

    I mean what was his last banger a song that belong to Him

    ^
    Told Yall.

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