50 Cent Questions Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ Album Sales
50 Cent isn’t buying the hype around Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV album sales.
“To be honest with you, the Lil Wayne sales are a little suspect to me. Because it was trending 600,000 pieces that week. And they didn’t do a million copies, it was like 900,000,” he told Global Grind in a recent interview.
50 at least gave Wayne some props for Tha Carter III, which sales he believes make far more sense because to him it was a better quality album.
“Tha Carter III commanded that energy, but the last one that just came out, those numbers are funny.”
Tha Carter III (June 2008) sold over 1 million copies it’s first week, even after tracks leaked online. Tha Carter IV, which was released in August, sold 964,000 copies it’s first week according to Billboard.com. It also broke the U.S. iTunes Store’s single-week album sales record.
Well one thing 50 can’t deny is Weezy’s popularity as he’s had success with current singles “How To Love,” which reached number five on the Hot 100 and “She Will” featuring Drake, which currently holds the top seat on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week. –Natelege Whaley