Lil Wayne Back Atop Billboard 200 Chart; G-Unit Barely Breaks 100k
Lil Wayne is back on top. The Cash Money start is sitting on top of the Billboard 200 charts again after moving 156,000 copies of Tha Carter III, besting Coldplay, the brit rock outfit that claimed the number one position the past two weeks.
Weezy’s four-week sales totals now sit at 1.6 million.
50 Cent and G-Unit’s anticipated album, T.O.S., debuted in the top five, but the sales figures of just over 100,000 aren’t up to normal standards for Fif. The album, however, has been critically acclaimed as a return to the Queens native’s grittier roots.
Plies is hanging around with strong sales still. The Florida rapper pulled in at number 15 this week after his sophomore LP, Definition of Real, moved over 30,000 copies to bring the Atlantic Records artist to a total of 356,000 copies sold.
Jim Jones and the Byrd Gang also arrived on the charts, landing at number 29. The Dipset Capo and company reeled in 17,000 fans to purchase their indie release.
C-Murder also made his debut, arriving at number 130 on the charts with just over 5,000 copies of his Screamin’ 4 Vengeance.—Nino “Dubs” DeLuca