Lil Wayne Cracks 1.5 Million Barrier With Tha Carter III

Weezy F. Baby is still hot. The Cash Money star moved just over 200,000 copies of his latest album, Tha Carter III, to push the project over the 1.5 million sold mark. Lil Wayne is sitting in the number two position on the Billboard Top 200 chart for the second consecutive week behind Coldplay.

Oscar winners Three 6 Mafia(See them check in with XXL via video from Sweden) debuted on the charts with their new album, Last 2 Walk. The long-awaited LP landed them the number five slot, however, the project only moved 76, 722 copies.

Plies, who debuted in the top five with his sophomore set Definition of Real, is still sticking around. The Florida native is currently at number 11, just missing the top 10 by a few thousand copies. His latest single, “Please Excuse My Hands,” featuring Jamie Foxx and The Dream, has just been sent to radio.

N.E.R.D. (Check out their tracks in the Bangers section) is at number 38 on the charts after three weeks, while Bun B is at number 54 after six weeks and a total of 206, 576 copies sold of his sophomore solo set II Trill.

2 Pistols fell from number 32 to number 110, as his debut Death Before Dishonor sold just over 6, 000 copies to push his two-week total to 22, 388. Young Jeezy protege Blood Raw’s debut, My Life, sinks to number 118 from 29 in its second week of release, selling a total of 23,732 copies.

Making debuts on the charts this week were Immortal Technique’s collaborative effort with Green Lantern, 3rd World, and The RZA’s Digi Snacks. The Technique/Green project landed at number 99 on the charts with first-week sales of 7, 306 copies.

RZA’s “Bobby Digital” project, released on Koch Records, debuted at number 111. Digi Snacks moved a total of 6, 565 copies in its first week of release.—Anthony Thomas.

  • Pierzy

    Remember the days when a RZA album was a big deal? I have it and still haven’t listened to it…and I love the Wu.

    Either way, good for Weezy. At least somebody is selling…

    • NYMPHO

      MAN FUCK RZA, DONT EVEN BRING THAT NAME UP AGAIN, BYTCH NIGGA

  • 239allday

    Wayne keep doing ya thang. The Lollipop single (the other one) Three 6 put out was unbelievably bad. NERD sucks. I can’t believe that no talent ass nigga Bloodraw is moving more units than RZA. Fuck it I’m going to FYE today and I’m copping that digi snacks.

  • westcoast mexican

    gotta respect weezy for movin 1.5 mil in a time when albums really dont sell alot of copies

  • VET

    LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS….BLOOD RAW WILL END UP IN DEPT WITH THE RECORD COMPANY… IM SURE THEY INVESTED MORE THAN 200K ON HIS PROJECT….6,000 4 RZA….AND AFTER THE FIRST WEEK THE SELLS GO DOWN….GOOD LUCK 2 U WANNA BE RAPPERS….

  • http://DateaRepublican.com DateaRepublican.com

    New Yorkers are being shammed by these “recovery officers” hahaha. Recovery of What????

    These people are out of their minds…

  • http://xxlmag.com Hurt Egos

    There are only a few artist who even come close to gold and even fewer who make it to platinum this day and age. And there are so many more who go brick who have these dreams of being “superstars” only to have there egos crushed. Just think about going back to your hometown after securing a deal, making a nice little video, and releasing a cd only to sell 7000 copies in 2 weeks or being an established artist with the machine behind you and only moving next to nothing. This is the game in 2008 and it ain’t for the weak at heart.

  • norway

    iven in norway wher its 4 mill pepole they kud sell 30000 first week remeber thts norway 60 mill pepol in the us or more i dont know
    7000 thas nuthing

  • HU

    Something isn’t right when the leader of the WU and score creater of Kill Bill sells nothing. Anyway, big up to XXL for attempting to catch up to sites like sohh.com in terms of news and information.

  • AZ40

    Sales don’t mean you have a good product it may mean you’ve brainwashed your audience or they’re complete idiots

    • BigD

      Finally somebody who has common sense on these blogs lol. Immortal Technique said it “if you go platinum it has nothing to do with luck, it means a million people is stupid as fuck” lil wayne just proved it.

      • nympho

        WAYNE FUCK THE WORLD !!! THESE NIGGAS ACTING LIKE GIRLS, 1.5MIL CONGRATS !!!!!!! NEXT TIME LETS DO 10MIL BOY….. CARTER IV CANT WAIT ON THAT SHIT. GIVE ME CARTER OR GIVE ME DEATH. THESE FAG ASS NIGGA’S AINT RAPPING BOUT NOTHING, KEEP THE RAP OLYMPIC TORCH BURNING.

  • SofaKing

    Fuck the Carter 3 its fuckin wack as shit Trilla was better than that shit…”Phone Home” is the lamest excuse for a track. “Mr. Carter” is shit until Jay’s verse. Rambling and mumbling=genius…WTF??

  • Jerz!

    1,005,000 is not 1.5 dog lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/friscorepresenter ant

    3 6 only sold 70 thousand off of their name…that lollipop was VERY VERY horrible! Im listenin 2 that shit thinken 2 myself it cant be true!

  • northern california bay area

    digi snakcs aint movin cause its weak…

  • Clever

    Must a have been alot of White Kids and young ladies buying his Album, cause don’t nobody in my Hood,bump that shit, not even the Bootleg. Shit I don’t even hear my city Period Bumping Lil Gay Gay, a.k.a Lil Wayne. He sucks, Numbers don’t mean jack, His skillz are limited,always have been, always will be. Understand just because he put out a mess of Mixtapes, with a few hot bars, doesn’t make him the best Rapper alive. I know a few Underground cats that have one Song , that has more substance and Skillz spewing , than his entire album, Lil-pop pushed it for him , but ladies bought it. Nicca’z just said man, I’ll pass. That shit is gay. Plus he fully came out the closet. That Cat is Super Gay. His new Name is LIL GAY’GAY!!!! LOL!

    • 239allday

      Nigga you in love, you definitely got that niggas album.

  • Peru

    The only thing numbers really prove is the number of people susceptible to simplistic marketing…there is obviously more ignorant niggas than educated ones in America, Wayne’s albums sales should not be suprising…I actually thought he’d sell more!!! How the fuck you niggas gonna shit on everything “commercial” but back this man kissing nigga?!?!?! If Wayne aint the single most commercial nigga on earth Soulja Boy Tellem should get a grammy for best rap album and producer of the year!!!

  • Nate

    A lot of lil kids getting that beezy, Lil Wayne.
    Better albums out this week:

    1.If you want better hip-hop cop 3-6 for better production before Lil Bitch.

    2.If you want real political content and quality then get Immortal Technique

    3. Solid classic artist- RZA

    4. Even Plies I might buy before Weezy. He’s much more likely to rep himself and not acting for the attention.

  • http://www.myspace.com/willieblak Willie Blak

    The days of the big numbers are over! New artists (such as myself) will have to watch our budgets and plan out strategically in order to stay in the black. I think it will be all for the best though. This is the period in which those only in it for the money will be slowly, but surely, weeded out! Check me out at datpiff.com! Seek and u shall find!(that means type my screen name in the search box on datpiff.com!)

  • breaksandbreaks

    Dat Three 6 CD is bumpin except the lollipop song. They should’ve sold gold in the first week.

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Meh. Wayne sucks ass. Hate the album. RIP credible Hip-Hop.

  • Caine

    Aye, da 3 6 joint fiya shawty! Dat Lollipop shit is just for da white folks. Da whole CD is classic 3 6 shit…

  • ne where gang

    how that lil wayne nigga sold 1.5? i dont hear nobody bumping that shit in the hood or nowhere

  • tje009

    Im sorry to say it and it hurts to say it but real talk: WU TANG IS JUST NOT LONGER RELIVENT IN THIS DAY AND AGE….can someone please tell wat the last Wu Tang video someone has saw….or last album promo….anything? Thats why you got cats like Ghostface only moving 30,000 something units cause them niggas cant get with the times….as ill as they are, they just not relivent in this day and age :(

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    A LOT OF U NIGGAZ ON HERE TALKIN ABOUT NUMBERS DONT MEAN SHIT R NOT MONEY MAKERS. I DIDNT BUY THE CARTER 3 BUT I MUST SAY THE YOUNG NAGGA MAKIN PAPER. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WAYNE!!!

  • solo

    its so many niggas hating…..PLZ STOP! its so many critics on this site that its pitiful. niggas talk about wayne is garbage… ok we all have our opinions but niggas need to appreciate life for what it is. yall niggaz gon’ overdose off hate…..some ppl say 50 is dis 50 is that….. well 50 has buzz and a bigger market the weezy. lets see what he does… if he cant sell a mil in ny he is garbage. its millions of ppl there. wayne is from a smaller market (like the tampa bay rays) get out the broom bitches……..its a SWEEP!