Lil Wayne Closes In On 2.5 Milli Sold
If Lil Wayne keeps it up, he might have to cut another remix: “A Trill.”
The Cash Money star keeps powering his way through the charts. The rapper’s album, Tha Carter III, sold another 35,000 to land at number 11 on the Billboard 200 and inch closer to 2.5 million copies sold. After press time, his 16-week total is comfortably at 2.4 million.
Young Jeezy is the only rapper in the Top 10. Da Snowman sold 40,000 copies of The Recession to land at number nine. His four-week total is 450,000 copies.
The Game is sitting just outside the Top 10 at number 14. The Compton MC sold 29,000 copies of L.A.X. to push his five-week total to 448,000 copies.
Albums by DJ Khaled and LL Cool J saw their sales figures drop in their second and third weeks, respectively. Khaled’s We Global declined by 63 percent as he went from opening sales of 49,000 to 18,000. LL’s Exit 13 sold 7,700 copies, down 48 percent from second week sales of 14,700. The Queens legend’s three-week total is 66,000.
Florida rapper Plies struck gold with his sophomore set. After 16 weeks, the Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic artist crossed the 500,000 mark with his Definition of Real. Plies is set to release his third album by the end of the year.—LaTisha Robbins