Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV Hits Number One

Wow, Birdman ain’t lie. According to Hits Daily Double, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV sold an estimated one million copies. If the number holds up, he becomes the second rapper after Eminem to hit platinum twice in the first week. The final tally is in tomorrow, but this will mark Weezy’s third number one album. Belee dat.

UPDATE: Final number via SoundScan: 965,342

Digital: 362,058 | CD: 603,284

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  • gun under my shirt

    SALUTE

  • gun under my shirt

    nigga did it again… ha

  • A MILLI A MILLI A MILLI

    C4 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • A Milli

    SALES SO HARD…. THIS SHIT CRAZY… AIN’T IT JAY…- KAYNE WEST

    HA !

  • yo

    second rapper? didnt he already do it with carter 3?

  • Rah

    Weezy puts in work!

  • MOOSE

    If he did, more power to him. But it just shows, the crowds he marketing too are actually buying his music. There might be a whole bunch of copy cat wannabe gangsters but he’ll be richer nonetheless. Album was good. Surprising to sell that many week 1.

  • jadajada

    OKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY LIL WAYNE CONGRATS AND UM I HPE HE DOES A SONG LIKE A TRIBUTE TO US FANS LIKE AMILLIE AMILLIE AMILLIE

  • Frenzy

    50 Cent Sold 1 Million First Week Also.

  • Yung Silv

    these aren’t so official there estimates and its 690 over doesnt mean its definite official soundscans come in tomorrow

  • http://www.novatribe.com NOVA

    WOW………………………………………NO FUCKING WAY. Wayne did it AGAIN……deserved win. CONGRATS TO THE MAN! he earned it.

    if ya’ll is one of the million that bought this album YOU MIGHT like my sound…or if you like Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Missy Elliott….

    Check out my music if you get a chance guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08_IbmGWjZw

  • Lil Majer The Cartune

    I refuse to believe these are real numbers! Copies were being purchased from the label/Baby! And this is no hate all! Wayne is a good artist but no way is this album outselling Recovery in first week sales unless numbers are being toyed with ESPECIALLY WITH AN ALBUM SUCH AS THE POOR CRAFTED CARTER 4. :/

  • Yung Silv

    hes the 2nd rapper to do a mill twice 50 cent’s massacre did it too

  • jadajada

    HOPE *

  • A Milli

    THE FIRST BLACK PERSON TO HIT A MILLI 2 TIMES IN A WEEK !!!!!

    THIS SHIT CRAZYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.youtube/com/jhuntdaprodigy JHP

    Damn, this nigga did it again, ain’t that about a bxtch. I think B. Dot meant he’ll be the 2nd rapper to do a milli in a week multiple times. Eminem did it with the MMLP & The Eminem Show. I think he might’ve did it with Encore too, I’m not sure though. Congrats to him, I din’t think he’d do it again

  • The Prophet

    Birdman bought 400k of them and wrote them off as business expenses.

  • Sportz

    @yo B.Dot meant the second rapper to sell a million copes in the first week twice.

  • gun under my shirt

    lol haters mad…smh

  • mac DIESEL

    *WHEW*……GOOD THING BABY HAD A MONEY STASH READY TO BUY HALF OF THOSE ALBUMS!!!!

    …..HA!!!! FOLLOW mac DIESEL ON TWITTER: @ mac_DIESEL76!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • THE_TRUTH

    PLEASE DON’T BE FOOLED. JUST KNOW FOR A FACT BABY BOUGHT AT LEAST 400K OF THIS ALBUMM JUST SO HE CAN HAVE SOME TYPE OF BRAGGING RIGHT OVER HOV. EVEN THOUGH HOV CAN CARELESS. THE GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE DOESNT WEAR JEGGINGS OR SING SONGS. ONE MORE THING. THIS GOES FOR ANY ARTIST. SALES DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE NICE. NELLY SOLD MORE THAN MOST RAPPERS. AND LYRICALLY HE IS NOT NICE. HATE ON OR DAP ME!

  • Black Sam

    @ Yung Silv.

    The numbers actually come in Tuesday afternoons. Soundscan doesn’t post them to the public til Weds. Also, the Tues numbers always come in a little less than the wed reported soundscans. So look for a slight jump up in numbers (maybe a 1000) when reported 2moro.

  • YUP !

    WOMEN LIE … MEN LIE… NUMBER DON’T…. – JAY-Z

    YUP WHAT THE CAMEL SAID….

    HA !

  • dumb niggas these days

    GOD DAYMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • gun under my shirt

    billboard charts get updated on Thursday also for the public

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  • Ghost

    Pity the album’s TERRRRRRRRIBLE

  • NAZZZZ

    one of the worst albums of 2011….

  • @OfficialPurpD

    HA! His album ain’t even bad so y’all haters gonna go to bed SUPER MAD 2nite!

  • NYC

    hmmm in this case numbers do lie, u would think this is the best album of all time with those sale numbers hahahhahaha.

    850K were from White America

  • Mike

    Congrats Weezy!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/staticspot static

    wow… 1million just like that .

  • Nickhova

    I’m not a hater Wayne is a good artist but c4 was terrible can’t even compare to c3 and to sell a milli the first week you need a buzz a smash no.1 hit he had neither c3 had both #ijs

  • steems

    Birdman spent some money on Wayne albums! Wayne greatest supporter……..Steems

  • RayJay

    @ Black Sam

    You are correct. Soundscans are computerized and come in for the week on Tues afternoons. I have been following the Soundscan numbers for Wayne everyday since last thurs. It was pretty obvious after friday he was gonna top 1 million first week.

    Wayne may not be the best but he is the biggest star in rap today.

  • Julian

    Thats unfortunate because its the worst “Carter Series” album.

  • MT

    LOL at all the ppl that said C4 had no hype and would flop and do low numbers. HA!

  • marko-v

    This proves dat rap music is no longer for the inna city. U wanna win and win big den make music outside of that demographic. check me out tho: http://t.co/nJ1KYZx

  • OVOXO

    CONRATS WEEZY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HE SOLD MORE THEN RECOVERY AND WTT LMAOO !!!

    WEEZY IS OFFICIALLY THE KING OF RAP !!!

    FUCK THE HATERS !! YMCMB

  • Fuck a blog daawg!

    Congrats.
    Tho the album is a 3/5 qualitywise iMO

  • M.T.

    LOL at all the people that said C4 had no hype and would flop and do low numbers. HA!

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    He out sold ye & jay smh. Im going drink a bottle belve

  • M.T

    Congrats to Wayne! i got my copy.

  • drakesucks

    CONGRATS TUNECHI!

    WTT LOST HAA!!!

  • Cali

    Haters are mad

  • gun under my shirt

    i guess birdman bought 400k of C3 also…smh… stop the hate, and SLIM is the head of everything over at CASH MONEY…. that nikka wouldn’t allow that shit…. why spend money on ur own product? wtf…………..

  • Ric Flair

    Just because he sold a million records, does not make the record good, just means the white kids in the suburbs bought it, thats why Em has done it twice too.

  • Awesome

    one million in one week, and it loses steam in the coming weeks. its a flop. How can a fucking album have so much hype, sell one million in one week, and then everyone forgets about it in the coming weeks or months. Carter 3 is a perfect example. Lots of hype, one million in one week, yet the TOTAL SALES for Carter 3 are 2.8 million. WTF is that? F.L.O.P. It’ll happen with C4 as well.

  • sck

    I’m with Lil Majer. There’s just no way…this nigga is not by any means a genius, how is he selling so much?

  • Gordon B.

    He has the world’s most retarded fans, I’ll give him that. Can’t knock the hustle though.

  • YUP !

    NUFF SAID

  • …..

    did it again!!!!

  • The Prophet

    @Nickhova

    Are you an idiot? The album had no singles? 6’7′ was #9 on the Billboard 100, John was #22 on the Billboard 100 and How To Love is currently at #5. He was talking about the Carter IV since he was in protective custody at Rikers. Dumb fuck.

    @gun under my shirt

    You’re another idiot.This is done all of the time and written off as a business expense or tax write off. These albums can be given away at charity functions, industry events or shows.

  • CaliSteppin

    Smh.. Shows how the youth don’t give a fuck about buying quality music. I say youth cuz I don’t think no grown man buys that fuckery. At least I hope not

  • Biirdman junyaa

    @awesome he sold 3 mill in 2008 and that’s over a 6 month span.. C3 came out in June get
    Your facts
    Straight

  • infamous_R_

    I’m Lowkey Proud of This Nigga. Big Year For Hip Hop

  • gun under my shirt

    nah u just a hater nigga, where yo proof?
    did birdman buy 400k of C3?

  • M.T

    once again im laughing at all the people that said this had no buzz and would flop and do low numbers. lol

  • gun under my shirt

    lmao niggas is really doing some critical thinking with this shit

    smh

  • …..

    and one more thing…wayne and eminem are the biggest artist in hiphop history…i dont give a fuck what you think about there opinion on music…but numbers dont lie…em and wayne have been here 10 years plus and doing numbers like these?? this is waynes like sixth ablbum…

  • killyou

    EMINEM DID 1.79 MILLI WITH MMLP AND 1.3 MILLI WITH EM SHOW

  • killyou

    CANNOT BELIEVE HE SOLD MORE THAN RECOVERY

    UNREAL

  • Black Shady

    god-motherfuckin-damn

    one million peeps copped that average album. im surprised. congrats to him for fooling a million+ people haha

  • Anon DCPL

    haha, these soundscan numbers are like cnn news..they make shit up.

    I wouldn’t doubt it one bit, if half of that is what the distributor shipped out to stores for EXPECTED sales.

    I bet if you walk to your local best buy, there’s a rack of these weedplates still there.

  • j-rad

    Let’s not match sales with content if you feel the need to compare Carter IV with Watch the Throne. Honda does sell more than Maybach.

  • shane g

    he might of sold a milli but that still doesn’t detract from the fact that WTT had some legendary production and songs on it. Yall aint never gonna hear rappers going in on waynes beats, thats a fact. The fact that rappers will freestyle on WTT beats proves respect from rappers in the industry kinda making it the superior album IMO

  • Keith

    Holy crap. Go Wayne. Lightning has struck twice.

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  • drakesucks

    no hate on wayne, congrats nigga, but this line is hilarious connected to this news:

    “cuz if you go platinum, it’s got nothing to do with luck
    it just means that a million people are stupid as fuck” – Immortal Technique

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • That Stud Carlos

    @Ric Flair, As ignorant as that sounds…you might actually be right.

  • gun under my shirt

    aight, since we comparing WTT/C4… on the music TIP

    WTT wins easily!

  • Capeman

    lol @ this, everyone knows that Baby doesn’t pay producers so he can buy most of the albums, ha!

  • Haterz

    @ awesome
    Bitch shutup a milli in a week is not a flop… A milli overall is not a flop…. Platinum is hard to get these days. I wonder how many people bootlegged this? I didn’t think the album was that great, but give him his credit.

    WHY U MAD

  • still best rite now!!

    @ Lil Majer the Cartune

    HAHHAHA..told u ta holla at me in a week! He only gonna sell 1.5 mill total huh? FOH

    Now where’s that nigga ‘Word’ at? its funny how haters swore up & down he wont do numbers, then he does and its Birdman musta bought em, blah blah.

    Dude is a superstar flat out, its koo if u dont dig him, but 1 million plus do. Lastly, this is a HIPHOP album sellin amil in a fkn week, No Lady Gaga gimmicks, but legitimately platinum in one week, for a genre they claim is dead, that shit Amazin

  • nino

    wayne d greatest evaaaaa fu haterss

  • Jus Sayin’

    Im curious as to if like yall are saying birdman bought 400k of them, where can someone purchase 400,000 copies of an album?? Jus sayin :/

  • KillaCam

    If Jay-Z had stopped putting illuminati symbols in his videos, he would have also sold a milli!

    It’s your fault Jay, don’t blame bootleggers!

    That’s what you get when you play with the devil nigga!!!

    Congrats Weezy!!!

  • Sonny Carsons Son

    He can buy his own product and make money of the retail end tax write off and use them for promo. Baby and Slim will still get 7 to 8 dollars off each record.

  • BluntBlowin_

    Hahahaha what did wtt do ? YMCMB stays fuckin winning. Roc Nation/Good Music should take some notes. Big Sean sold 90k (FLOP), J Cole gon sell 45k (FLOP), Drake (Double plat first week, mark my words).

    Take Care
    10/24/11

  • Nahh

    Plz stop the hate for at least one post! Ha! Weezy that nigga!

  • NotoriousRambo.

    BIRDMAN AKA BIRDSHIT BOUGHT THOSE ALBUMS

  • gun under my shirt

    c4 was dope though

  • Gorilla-Killa

    wow this is just … wow

  • gun under my shirt

    is***

  • RRF

    a mili ! SALUTE

  • RRF

    SALUTE !!!! A MILI A MILI !!! yeahhh

  • Sam I Am

    Baby/the label really did buy most of the albums. This was worst album in the series, the marketing was horrible, the album leaked twice, and barely any of the singles stuck at all, and you want to believe a million people went and bought it, especially in this economy? You aint fooling me with this shit………

  • Kieran

    Why does it Feel like Now that you have to choose, Jay-Z or Wayne. Why can’t I Love Both? My favourite rappers top 3 are: jay, Ye & Wayne!

    But then again I am a white kid from the burbs so sorry if I like Wayne. He’s what I grew up On. I grew up on Cash Money, Eminem & Roc-A-Fella. So…

  • Belize

    went to his concert last week. this nigga is super wack now.

  • BluntBlowin_

    I myself bought 5 albums. 1 digital, 1 at bestbuy and 3 deluxe versions at target. Lol at yall thinking birdman bought those albums.

  • tony

    Weezy f baby….f is for fake rapper looool

  • DeadCivilian

    @Awesome 2.8 million by all means is not a flop. Tha Carter IV is a below average album but trust and believe, it will not gown down as a flop by selling over 1 mil first week and losing steam afterwards. It’s already a platinum selling record. There’s albums that have been out a while now that are barely reaching Gold status (Ex. Bad Meets Evil) but that’s not considered a flop in your book, is it? Just trying to make it clear that a platinum album is not considered a flop regardless of how much less it sells after selling 1mil first week. And I am by no means a Lil Wayne “stan” or “dickrider”, this album was garbage compared to his previous efforts.

  • Tru Talk

    Im very surprised I have bought every lil’ wayne album he ever released, Tha Block iz Hott to Like Father, Like Son BUT the Carter IV is the first I didn’t buy….. crazy Can’t believ this Birdman had to have bought these but whatever salute to wayne thats big

  • Cali760

    We all know birdshit bought 700,000 of them

  • Lacartel

    Smh drake said it right ‘the human mentality is so eager to hate something’ .. Carter 4 better than 3 and stop hating he did a mil in a week. Did Wayne fall off lyrically? Yea a lot but he’s still sellin albums

  • Benzo550

    @bluntblowing don’t act like all the do is win what happen to mr we the best his cd flop bridman’s last cd flop! Ymcmb got like 30 artist and 3 of them are winning!

  • ???

    Hell NO!!! I don’t believe it I don’t care what n e one says I DO NOT BELIEVE THESE DOCTORED NUMBERS!

  • !!!!!

    wtf !!! wosrt rapper & album of all time sell 1 mill

    Rip HipHop Music
    birdman bought 700K
    1 million gay

  • the One

    FuK you Gremilin we know your gay pops bought these albums!
    Watch The Throne is 10 times better then Carter4

  • Hip Hop

    Haters eat a dick. If some of yall actually bought ur fav rapper’s shit maybe he would go platinum instead. Wayne fans are loyal an support the homie. Don’t hate. by the way C4>>>>>>watch the throne>>>>>>take care lmfao!!!!!

  • http://RapRadar Drewell856

    THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO RAP WAS THE FANS WERE MORE FOCUS ON WHAT THE ARTIST SOLD AND HOW MUCH MONEY THEY HAD, INSTEAD OF THE LYRICAL CONTENT. SOME OF THE GREATEST ALBUMS EVER NEVER SOLD SHIT!! TRUE STORY. PEOPLE NEED TO GET OFF THESE ARTIST DICKS AND STOP ACTING LIKE THEY KNOW THEM PERSONALLY AND START MAKING THEM MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MATERIAL THEY PUT OUT.

  • No way

    Every other site predicts like 850k no way they are all off by 150k i doubt these are the real numbers but if so props to wayne

  • Africa

    R.I.P MUSIC
    no talent + 0 level lyric flow voice sucks +gay and sell 1 mill
    birdman bought 999k

  • Mojo

    Bunch of Losers…smh…Baby bought 400000? That means he spent over $5 million? Besides the fact that any large purchase like that would be found out like the wack ass rapper in Boston that bought 8000 of his own album just to place high on Itunes, there would be no profit in it. Why not do that for Wayne’s rock album? Rather sell whatever I can and get as much profit from as possible than go into the hole just for an headline.

    Bought 400000? Then 50 and Nelly would be releasing albums every year like a mother ****** because all they would have to do is buy enough to get that nice headline—even though they would be in the RED for an eternity. You saying Baby has more money than 50, stans? You can’t have it both ways (even though you’re delusional enough to try).

    Just accept it, Jay has his fans, Kanye has his fans, Em has his fans, and Wayne has his fans. Interchange those name with Nas, TI, Ludacris, OuKast…and to a lesser extent Snoop and Ross

    Rappers kicked of that list—Game (never go platinum domestically again), 50 (ditto), Gunit (ha!)

  • infamous_R_

    @No Way Google Hits Daily Double Is What All That Is Based Off Of.

  • J_O

    Can’t knock the hustle.

    Young Money is still a terrible label though.

  • mac DIESEL

    964K, NOT A MILLI

    ^

    MEN LIE, WOMEN LIE, YMCMB SALES NUMBERS LIE…..BUT NUMBERS DON’T!!!!

    …..HA!!!! FOLLOW mac DIESEL ON TWITTER: @ mac_DIESEL76!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • blackghost

    wayne got those white kids and gays buying his shit I want to know what hood is bumping wayne shit really!

  • DZS

    WORST RAPPER ALIVE & FANBASE

    BME EP>x 1mil C4
    WTT >x1mil C4
    ROYCE Album >x 1mil C4
    Relapse > x 1mil C4
    Tech >x 1mil C4
    RED >X 1MIL c4

    RIP HIPHOP

  • Hip Hop

    Why yall white boi’s so mad? huh even if birdman bought 400,000 that means c4 still sold 600,000 o ok thts still good af nowadays.. so whatchu sayin? I mean really.. He sold a mill yall dnt think it was worth it blah blah blah blah… get over it. Fuckin geeks

  • Hip Hop

    @ wayne sucks

    get a life. fr fr like even if that’s true he still sold more then watch the throne and bad meets evil.. so whatchu really sayin?

    o that u need to hop off lil wayne’s nuts?

    thought so…

  • Bx Slime

    Damm again? Congrats Weezy, but Im disappointed C4 didn’t turn out what I hoped it would be. We waited 3 years for C4 and we get a half-assed project (with a few bangers tho), but damm what can we do he has a giant fanbase.

  • niggaz

    worst rapper alive sold 964,000

  • quese

    what is the world coming 2 Smh

  • LBDII

    So we going to act like WTT almost went 500k in week 1 with little promotion? 3 weeks before the album was released there still wasn’t a set date. 2 weeks before they drop Otis, they could have had that Lift Off al over. Could have been on any show for promotion. Could have easily done more.

    As far as C4 I think the album is trash. It has no directions it’s just a bunch of songs put together with no flow. BUT a Millie in a week is fucking impressive regardless.

  • ninobrown

    A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli A Milli

    CARTER 4 > WTT > 4 > RECORVERY > RELAPSE > LADY GAGA 99 CENT ASS

    HA !

  • Citylivin’

    wellll, so much for that “no buzz” theory y’all were talking about…HA!….i know it’s a lot of niggas in this comment section section with the *Tiffany Green face* mad as muthafucka.

  • Benzo550

    Get your facts right not a mil but still great numbers 964k!

  • http://freshsideny.wordpress.com freshsidenyc

    Jay-Z -11 number ones Lil Wayne 3 nuff said

  • Benzo550

    @freshsidenyc he got 12 now plus this clown lil dame had made 9 cds and only 3 number 1s! I’m in to the fact not this fiction these dickriders have lil dame. 30 artist on ymcmb and only 3 sell what happen to dj we the best last cd or birdshit flop that’s what happen!

  • http://respectthisfresh.com/ Bp

    his album wasnt bad at all but i refuse to believe that many albums were sold. i dont know a mothafucka with a physical/digital copy themselves. Best Buy shelves are full, fuck these numbers.
    Album goes tho.

  • http://keepitfr3sh.blogspot.com FR3SH

    Honestly while its easy to hate on Wayne (and I have) but you can’t hate the man for building a loyal cult like fan base. I mean he gave us hot steaming shit on plate and people still ate it up.

    Check out my blog post on why Wayne selling a milli doesn’t mean ish.

    FR3SH Take: Numbers Don’t Lie* (Wayne Does A Milli) bit.ly/rr2w9H

  • http://keepitfr3sh.blogspot.com FR3SH

    Honestly while its easy to hate on Wayne (and I have) but you can’t hate the man for building a loyal cult like fan base. I mean he gave us hot steaming shit on plate and people still ate it up.

    Check out my blog post on why Wayne selling a milli doesn’t mean ish.

    FR3SH Take: Numbers Don’t Lie* (Wayne Does A Milli) http://keepitfr3sh.blogspot.com/2011/09/fr3sh-take-numbers-dont-lie-wayne-does.html

  • http://twitter.com/jayoconn jayoconn

    HA! he didnt do a milli…Curtis wins again!

  • KoldCase

    He sold 964,000

    Not no million

    He lucky he pushed his shit back and recorded that piece of shit how to love

    His shit wouldve sold 100-300k first week

    The album is shit anyway

  • Spok

    Who’s lil Wayne? And how did he sell a million, he looks like a worm with braids he sounds like what a worm would prolly sound like.

  • Relhm

    WTT all day nigga!

  • Jkidd

    Why does it matter.who bought it. Every single rapper talks about sales and money so if he got amilli again what can you say weather you liked the album or not? And for everybody saying its the worst of the tha carter series how many of you listened to tha carter? Or understood it or can relate? Dont try and justify shit when you dont know what your talking about! And who cares what he wears yall dudes worrying bout the wrong things hahahh hes an artist not just a Rapper! #Tunechi

  • EZ-DINERO

    I not really feeling Wayne right now or the album, with that said 1 million sold is a tremendous accomplishment. For all the people that are using this to take shots at Jay-Z, sound stupid. What that man has done in his career trumps what Wayne will ever be able to do. It’s called consistency folks. Jay-Z has NEVER been the best selling hip hop artist in a particular year. 50 cent, Nelly, DMX, Ja Rule, Em, and a few others have out sold in a given year. Look at their numbers as of late, with the exception of Em, he has out lasted them all. 11 number ones all platinum. Think about that when talking numbers. Congratulation Wayne and YMCMB, keep doing your thing!

  • Benzo550

    @bg 12 now with wtt get your facts right still lil dame has made 9 CDs with 3 numbers! Facts not emotions!

  • http://page1ne.com Page 1ne

    Everyone is an A&R and a critic these days. Welcome to the internet. I love how people in here are saying that it’s because of the suburbs and white america, etc. Who do you think has always bought that shit? from N.W.A. to Nelly, to Eminem, it’s always been the BET 106 and Park crowd and the TRL crowd. Teenagers and Kids listen, buy and support this culture. It’s always been that way. If your not making music that speaks to them on some level, than you won’t sell. By the way it’s 2011, and Hip-Hop culture belongs to everyone now. Get over yourselves, fuck racism.

  • Spok

    What I find funny most Wayne fans I no or on the web saying well done and booting him up then saying they didn’t buy nor like it but can’t hate on a milli…. Ummmmmm ask urself who da fuk bought em then….

  • dsfdsf

    i DONT BELIEVE THIS AT ALLLLL….I BET MY LIFE THAT BIRDMAN BOUGHT ATLEAST 200K

  • HAM

    you dead to me brown grass nigga

  • juju0190

    its funny how yall niggas sayin we won like cash money giving yall a check lol. Jay still on top of forbes so who really winning. not to mention his wife bring in money of her own lol. im out

  • juju0190

    yall niggas saying we won like cash money giving yall a check. wasnt jay on top of forbes list 5 years in a row so who really winning. come on. dont make it about money. stop it

  • Donnie-D

    Maybe everyone will forget now how shut the album was birdman prob bought all those copies this album had zero buzz those numbers are suspect

  • Diggy Simmons

    Cole World: The Sideline Story will sell 2 Million first week. He will sale 1 Mill first day alone

  • haha

    lol at haters.

  • ripper

    I am not surprised by the numbers… I went to Disneyland this past weekend and all you saw @ Disneyland were white male teenagers with YMCMB t-shirts. I swear on everything!!! Album is not really good because he’s not even talking about anything. He’s basically freestyling the hell outta the album. No hate my hat is off to the dude. Anyways, my money is on JCole to deliver an album with substance. Cole World coming pretty soon.

    As for Baby buying albums, I don’t believe he’s that stupid…

  • http://twitter.com/J_McCaw Jacob

    Im honestly shocked

  • http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/retail/lil-wayne-s-carter-iv-debuts-at-no-1-with-1005340572.story ……
  • Rozay Canseco

    WTT>GFID> everything else… (including take care)

    shouts to wayne tho for pushing 900k….

  • NC all Day

    Im honestly shocked

  • KillaCam

    @ripper, of course he is talking about something!!! he explains in almost every track and every line for what the F stands for:

    “Weezy F. Baby/ And the ‘F’ ain’t for fear” (From: “Nightmares Of The Bottom”)

    “You don’t want to start Weezy/ Cause the ‘F’ is for finisher” (From “6 Foot 7 Foot”)

    “Weezy F./ For ‘Fuck you’” (From “How To Hate”)

    “The ‘F’ is for ‘Fuck yourself’” (From: “Nightmares Of The Bottom”)

    “I’m Weezy F baby and the F aint for ‘Flaw'” (From: “Nightmares Of The Bottom”)

  • #NotHatingJustSaying

    if he actually sold a million copies to a million people then props to him. I’m not a fan so i didn’t cop the album, but if he actually did sell a million to a million individuals then congrats.

    NotHatingJustSaying that Birdman is a grymey cruddy cheating ignorant asshole which is all facts. He dont pay producers, cars, ect. So i feel like that Producer money he owes Bangladesh or w/e went towards purchase to C4.

    Album is $10.

    How many albums is bought with a $1 million.

  • S1W32

    No way to doctor numbers homie.

    It hurts when people think they know everything about the rap game and they really know nothing. Just because it’s cool on the net to hate popular artists and like some other artists who can’t sell 20k doesn’t make it reality. Sales do count (except to those who don’t get any). They measure your star power and fan base. White people bought it? So what. For any artists (jay-z, nas, common, lupe, slaughterhouse, wiz, etc.) white folks have to buy or you won’t sell jack. There aint that many black folks in this country. Look at the color of the faces in the concert crowd of those guys I just mentioned.

  • Hustle Westbrook

    Lil wayne a real nigga

  • KillaCam

    @ripper, of course he is talking about something!!! he explains in almost every track and every line for what the F stands for:

    “Weezy F. Baby/ And the ‘F’ ain’t for fear” (From: “Nightmares Of The Bottom”)

    “You don’t want to start Weezy/ Cause the ‘F’ is for finisher” (From “6 Foot 7 Foot”)

    “Weezy F./ For ‘Fuck you’” (From “How To Hate”)

    “The ‘F’ is for ‘Fuck yourself’” (From: “Nightmares Of The Bottom”)

    “I’m Weezy F baby and the F aint for ‘Flaw’” (From: “Nightmares Of The Bottom”)

  • Dum fucs

    it just means a million ppl is stupid as fuck!

  • Awesome

    fuck my comment didnt get approved , yall cant accept the truth

  • Hip Hop

    @ wayne sucks

    Didnt eminem make a song ab u?

    plus we wasn’t even tlkin ab that.. we’re tlkin ab the fact all ur comments are straight up negative af dnt hate on the man for building a Colossal fan base..

    an being a success..

    for that matter even ya boy loves weezy f.

    an we all know eminem sold stupid amounts of records but his last (bad meets evil)
    doesn’t compare to wayne’s(C4) last. numbers wise of course..

  • cruz00005

    of course there was promotion. How to Love, She Will. and he was at the VMAs the night right before his album dropped. u kno how many people prolly didnt even kno until he performed and announced it? so they went and bought it. but comin from a wayne fan, the album wasnt good, not close to rap album of the year. that goes to Section.80, Success is Certain, or hopefully Cole World.

  • cruz00005

    for example: I’m so rich, you should call me Richard. lmao like for real wayne??

  • cruz00005

    @Hip Hop. BME was an EP so stop comparin

  • Musikal

    I guess u can sell anything these days.

  • pshot

    congrats wayne but 3/5 album at best. idk how it sold this much. no hate. but still

  • pshot

    o one more thing… tech kills the album

  • kray

    Sad, this album is a garbege

  • Word

    Ugh im mad my long ass comment never went through. Fuck you RR! =/

  • inyourmomsmouth

    NIGGAZ CELEBRATING LIKE THEY WON THE LOTTO LOL WHAT DO YALL NIGGAZ WIN IF WAYNE SELLS A MILLION COPIES? NOT A FUCKING THING . SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY . YOU JUST MADE THAT NIGGA MORE MONEY THAT’S IT YOU GET NOTHING OUT OF IT YOU DELUSIONAL CUNTS KILL YOUR SELVES

  • http://338093.spreadshirt.com/ LEATHER-N-GOLD

    WEEZY AGAIN I MEAN I AM NOT A BIG FAN BUT YOU GOT SOME COOL JOINTS..BUT CONGRATS.

  • King

    Glad that Wayne sold 1 million…Salute to this guy….atleast this album was better than that shitty Recovery

  • LP1990

    President carter is a great track on the album.
    I DIG that shit man. +reps

    That track is genius contemporary art.

  • Jane Doe

    This is straight bullshit. Wayne’s lover (Baby) brought those fake ass record sales. They did the same thing with Nicki. YMCMB is the new Murder Inc. *waits for the feds to touch down*

  • DEAR GOD

    FAITH IN HUMANITY: 0.00%

  • Realistic

    Jay-Z & Kanye West = 17 number 1 albums. 27 Grammys. Lil Wayne & Drake = 3 number 1 albums. 4 Grammys. NO COMPARISON. Numbers don’t lie so who’s better ha . And neither one of them will ever catch up.

    But I actually like Wayne & Drake but niggas be riding they nuts way too hard smh. So congrats to that nigga Weezy, but I was hoping the album was going to be better. It is most definitely the weakest Carter album of the 4 but it was decent. I’m not a hater I just like good music.

  • LOL

    MAN I LAUGHED SO HARD

  • WAYNE WACK

    OMG LOOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dundilly

    Wayne made his mark in hip hop he’s a legend. You want sales he got it, you want classic carter 2 , easly can make a best of Wayne cd no problem, he’s got a signature sound, legendary look, as far as changing the game..we all know the mixtape game wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for him And that’s the #1 way people sell there self these days. the stats are there

  • Michael

    Congratulations. The album still sucks though.

    Would you rather sell or make art?

  • Manana

    Billboard and nilsen soundcan should investigate the sales. They probably won’t because they re paid payola to keep mums on the word. Welcome to the future of the must biz

  • YUPP

    Its all about pre-sales and release date push backs that clock the most first week sales.

  • nkbgunner

    I am sick of you ignorant minorities saying “ohh, he only sold that much because white people bought it” as if we don’t count to you or somthing…

    79.96% of the United States population is white. So learn to fucking deal with it! Urban artists need us in order to exist…straight fact

  • Hip Hop

    @nkbgunner

    Hip Hop thanks u from the bottom of my heart!!!!

  • ripper

    @KillaCam…okay, i guess the F stands for fuck you… I get it!!!

  • haha

    so many haters. CONGRATS WAYNE. both c4 & wtt are sick albums.

  • Jaymalls

    CONGRATS WEEZY… But the album SUCKED BABOON TITS!!!
    Yes ALL record labels but THEIR OWN ALBUMS, its a know #FACT. They give it out @ industry events, listening parties, to interns, to radio stations and DJs, etc. -> They usually have a hole punched over the barcode so you cant bring it to the store for a return. I know because i use 2 intern @ Sony and i work on & off in the music industry.

    P.S. If your saying WTT had Techno/ POP beats… you need 2 do research on your genres. Just because something is different than your regular Boom-Bat or 808 roll beats doesnt make it POP.

  • Ziggy

    Wondering where all the Em stans are who claim album sales as the golden standard for GOAT…lol Wayne just did 135% of Recovery’s first numbers. Repeat: 135%. Sooooooooooo…can we agree to stop it with that argument? Thanks.

  • Semtex’s Prosthetic

    wayne had to buy his own albums on this one

  • Cali760

    You know that’s fake right? Its official he sold 964,000 copies.

    http://www.billboard.com/#/news/it-s-official-lil-wayne-s-carter-iv-debuts-1005340562.story

    Eminem & 50 still winning.

  • david
  • BANG
  • Keep hating

    Jay-Z and Kanye named there album watch the throne for one reason. There were telling everybody to watch the throne in which lil wayne was going to take a seat on. What are Jay-Z and kanye about to do right now? Watch the throne on which lil wayne is about to sit on.

  • ThatShitCray

    That Shit Is Cray!! Don’t know how he sold that much. wow.

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  • UMAR
  • biggiesmalls

    WOW so many haters.

  • Shoaib002

    even if these numbers r not real…anything above 850k+ is to good these days….
    in a time where little girls and stupid fucks r buying albums,,,a rapper doing BIG numbers is rare….
    EMINEM did last year…so this year belongs to Wayne,,,no denying that………..in between albums comes n goes,,,but 1 artist reminds on top full year….
    Question is HOW WILL HE GO IN 2ND WEEK????????

  • kt

    964k first week!!!certified platinum coz he shipped over a million wholesale..tunechi back!!jay z should retire

  • oh man…

    i’m really losing faith in people’s tastes…i read in an old interview if he was going to respond to Jay-Z “baby money” line, he said something like, “Me and my wit, will come up something, because of my wit i’m going to say something”. After hearing the “diss” i realized Wayne’s wit is even shittier then what i thought.

  • nutsonya

    too bad this album was a huge dissapointment musically

  • yes

    Without even a #1 single ?
    I guess ppl gon say Birdman is Illuminatti ! lol

    http://leblacketlaplume.wordpress.com/

  • biggiesmalls

    OMG only 964K so weak! When pop sells over a milli only when sold for 99 cents this great result – stop hatin morons.

  • Donnie_Darko

    rebirth and not a human being did baby numbers this album not only suck it had no buzz so those numbers r very suspect whats to stop birdman and his baby money buying 500 albums on itunes

  • Crononer

    “if your message ain’t shit, fuck the records you sold
    cuz if you go platinum, it’s got nothing to do with luck
    it just means that a million people are stupid as fuck”

  • wayne?no thanks

    ok ..you can call me a hater .. but i think that c4 it´s garbage .. what about the fuckin lyrics?fuck! zebra pants?looking like a fuckin retard increase your fan base?fuck wayne !! birdman bought more than half of that shit smh

  • the guy

    not hating but i listened to the album for free cause ill listen to anything for free and in my opinion it was not good. it was alright. how its projected to sell this much is pretty discouraging for a hip hop fan. this is just another example of why record sales dont matter anymore. i hope there arent a bunch of copies of his cds sitting around in a warehouse somewhere cause that is such a waste of energy that was put into making the actual cds.

  • Ricky Retardo

    Oh you ANCY huh? 964,000 is what soundscan is saying. that still could be an estimate but 36,690 is not quite a far off estimate.

  • Ricky Retardo

    LOL @ Mack Maine and Birdman throwin ROCs at the “Throne”

  • BIRDMAN

    BELEEEE DAT PLAYBOY. My Youngin doin his daddy right. ONE HUNDRED. YMCMB YOUNG MOOOOOLAH. Lil Wayne kissing my lips tonight for his achievements….. p.s I bought 500K of these copies. STUNNA

  • RK

    Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t…

  • jskippy

    Congrats to wayne. but if its on billboard then 1st week sales are already set and final…
    and it was almost a million

    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/retail/lil-wayne-s-carter-iv-debuts-at-no-1-with-1005340572.story

  • jskippy

    also, what this means is….. Wayne sells with

    ”Tha Carter ____ ” look at his albums called something else.

    Jay has his Blueprints

    Em has his albums named after alter egos

    etc etc

    I wasn’t feelin the carter 4
    people I know who bought it weren’t feelin it, but key word is BOUGHT

    A sale is a sale.

    again congrats to Weezy!

  • http://Wearecommingtogetyoumrrobertwilliam. Rappers are actors

    Even if he doesnt do much numbers after the first week…he still out-sold the greatest…sarcasm……hov and ye…lol

  • SmokeYou

    964,000 nice try though

  • ap13

    50 sold a milli in the 1st week but Wayne n em did it twice…

  • heez23

    Yall untalented Muthafuckas kill me. TC4 is not the worst album, and for you to say so just means you havnt been around the art to long!

    Yall said R.E.D sucked. Nope-well put together Gangsta/hiphop album

    Yall said Watch the throne sucked.Nope-mature hiphop

    Yall said TC4 sucked.-nope-cool artistic/concepts/punchlines and big bass beats.

    I have all of them,and i know what mood or mindstate to be in when i listen to each album. Just as i do when i listen to Pac then Big,or Mobb deep then digable planets!

    Yall should grow the fuck up.

  • heez23

    @ SmokeYou Really! Yeah those numbers suck.lol im sure 37,000 more aint far away haters.

  • Please

    Mcdonalds : billions and billions served… So I guess that makes it the best food in existence.

  • biggar

    Funny cause i aint know one person with the album

    But congrats to him

  • UMAR

    Recovery > All Wayne’s album.
    sorry, annes(

  • http://threefoureighty.clipz-status.com Reasy

    So not quite 1 million but he came close.

    Still calling bullshit. *shrugs*

  • Vodka

    ahahah
    not a milli)
    fail)
    Relapse > C4

  • NWW

    to the idiot that said 50 cent… read….it said TWICE in a week -.-

  • donte

    If you buy 500,000 albums for an average of $10…thats about 5 million dollars…Birdman definetly has that to throw away….

  • http://threefoureighty.clipz-status.com Reasy

    Haha look at all the mad haters! Damn he has the best fans and haters ha! 200 comments keep hating the Goat! C4 is hip-hop Wtt pop nuff said.

    ^^^^^^^^

    Hip-Hop? On what grounds?

    He was spitting those struggle bars. If spitting bars like ‘when it Wayne’s, it pours’ is hip-hop, then I’m listening to country. And if his fans are the best then why didn’t ‘I Am Not A Human Being’ do those same numbers?

  • Illmatic

    If you think for 2 seconds that half those numbers weren’t purchased by the label you need to go purchase a pair of those jeggings

  • Shoaib002

    anything above 850k+ is to good these days….
    in a time where little girls and stupid fucks r buying albums,,,a rapper doing BIG numbers is rare….
    EMINEM did last year…so this year belongs to Wayne,,,no denying that………..in between albums comes n goes,,,but 1 artist reminds on top full year….
    Question is HOW WILL HE GO IN 2ND WEEK????????

  • Black Shady

    no milli haha! u aint on Em level son………..

    but 965k fw im still amazed. smh….nigga just proved to the whole world he can drop whatever and his fans will cop it anyway

  • Benzo550

    Now he shouldn’t have any excuses not to pay his producers and taxes!

  • GTboy

    stop buying them CDs Bird(shit)man … C’mon son .. you expect me to “belee” this, do you really ?!

  • Please

    Guess i’m a hater then and proud of it to have enough common sense to know when bad music is bad and not give a fuck about this popularity contest Hip-Hop has become.

  • Stu Pickles

    A bunch of fucking nerds.

  • bob

    pre-orders got him to a milli look at amazon C4 was up since April for preorder he had for singles in heavy rotation one which got play on pop and rap stations then its Wayne so you know he gonna do numbers just off his name this was bound to happen the album is’nt good tho tight in the trash next to im not a human being and rebirth imagine if jay and ye had there album up for preorder since March when h.a.m dropped and had a rihanna or beyonce assisted single ontop of otis and niggas in paris all on the radio before WTT dropped they would of easily did a milli no doubt they didnt promote it on purpose to show that radio singles dont make you a great artist its the substance and timelessness of your music eminem biggie smalls jay kanye nas tupac all have timeless music with replay value Wayne has 3 albums outta 9 that have replay value

  • D mane

    2.8million is far from a flop what u gotta realize is only 5 artists are doing those numbers when your talking multi platinum album sales in the U.S. Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Eminem, Lil Wayne and Rhianna. Beyonce not going double plat Jay won’t Ye won’t. This Carter was the sober one his next Carter will complete the series Carter 5 and it will most certainly do a Millie in the first week. Wayne is an icon right now accept it.

  • Benzo550

    What’s funny to is none of these clowns said shit about the last 2 cd lil dame has put out are the fact 3 number 1 out of 9 been in the game 15yrs only worth 85m he is and always will be a worker!

  • Yooo

    He seems to be pretty huge in the US. But here in the UK he is currently #13 in the itunes album chart, and in the rest of the world he is barely recognised.

  • http://jb.com JB

    Honestly though, how can any of you hate the white audience? You realize that’s hella racist right? You think this hip-hop shit is exclusive to one community? White people have made up the majority of the purchase audience since N.W.A. ! Get your game correct.

  • Akay

    Can’t knock the hustle, but isn’t it abit weird how his previous two albums (Rebirth & I Am Not A Human Being) barely sold over 150k and suddenly C4 jumps near the mill mark? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Big Bank Take Little Bank

    Well, first off, I am no big Lil’ Wayne fan, but, nevertheless, congrats to him. Now, let’s see if he can outsell Juvenile’s 400 Degreez, which is the best selling album from Cash Money Records!

  • Big LG

    kinda hard to believe, since i just came back from best buy and the shelves are stocked.

  • sway-z

    I told ya’ll niggas that How to Love shit was going to work. White people support, niggas don’t, it’s that simple

  • KFree713

    LIKE I KNEW HE WOULD…..NOW, ITS DRIZZYS TURN! TAKE CARE HATERS!

  • spuds

    @THE_TRUTH You say “sales doesn’t mean you’re nice”. What??? I’d rather sell alot and people say that I suck than sell nothing but people say i’m “nice”.

  • spuds

    @Akay You can’t compare C4 to Rebirth or IANAHB. Rebirth was hands down his worst album, so who was really expecting high sales. IANAHB had almost no buzz. No one knew about the album. No buzz = no sales. And then let’s not forget the simple fact that C4 is part of “Tha Carter” series. No matter what, fans are going to buy it. This shows why Lil Wayne is considered the best rapper. He can release a shitty album but still sell it, and sell alot.

  • shane g


    ^^^^ This dude just sold almost a milli. #SMH

  • Hip Hop

    I repeat I love the white audience.. an mainstream.

    I hate u underground fucks..

    Ur the reason why Rock n Roll went to #2 an hip hop went to #1 as the leading genre.

    u fucks are eventually gonna hate so much i’ll really die.

  • KillaCam

    YYYUUUNG MULAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABYYY

    wayne sucks, drake sucks, jay sucks

    kanye great, lupe great, nas great

    PERIOD!

  • Da Truthhhhhhh

    C4 is Dope , Wonder what Wayne got on the market besides rap though.

  • toph

    he has the most loyal fans, not top 10 in rap albums of the year though… props anyway

    red>carter 4

  • http://[email protected] nightMARES

    why haters get mad and say oh well baby bought some of them albums… what kind of shit is that. them cats just work hard. wayne has built a strong fan base and support team he branched out beyond the hip hop community. he has all type of fans. he had a fuckin rock album to go gold how many otha rappers in the game can even attempt to do dat shit. wayne is like a black Eminem because they both have a strong fan base. music aint bout being the nicest rapper its about selling albums and making good music. i see the comments saying numbers dnt matter or just becuz u sell this it dnt mean nothin GTFOH!!! when u selling albums u doin something right. the whole purpose of the music industry is to sell records and for the artist to build a fan base that will actually buy the albums. so for ppl to be hating on da lil nigga becuz dats what he did is fuckin retarded. muthafuckas always sayin they aint no hater and thats all u see on here!

  • http://[email protected] nightMARES

    for all the wayne haters that dont think he aint work hard dat shit. da lil nigga been on tour since he got outta jail. and was on tour b4 he went in. and still on tour now. u dnt think all them muthafuckas that bought tickets to the show wont buy the albums too?

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