Lil Wayne Slips From Top Spot on the Charts

For the first time since debuting on the Billboard Top 200 album charts three-weeks ago, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV, fell from the top spot to No. 3.

Despite dropping two seats, Wayne’s latest disc is still the highest selling rap album on the mainstream charts, pushing out 116,500 units over the last seven-days, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today (September 21). With these new figures tallied up, CIV, tips the scales at 1,300,600 copies sold.

Six spots down at No. 9 is Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Watch the Throne joint LP. In its sixth-week on shelves, fans picked up an additional 35,700 CDs, making the group’s total numbers stand at 871,700.

Eminem and Royce da 5’9”’s Bad Meets Evil EP, Hell: The Sequel, surpassed Game’s The R.E.D. Album this go-round, after selling about 13,000 copies, just enough to earn them No. 35 spot. So-far the disc sold about 529,000 units.

Closing out the Top 40 is The R.E.D. Album, one seat down at No. 36. With 12,300 CDs falling off shelves last week, the Compton MC now has a one-month total of 167,900 in sales.

Debuting on the charts with their first official release is Brooklyn based trio, Das Racist. The multi-cultural media darlings’ independent album, Relax, sold 4,500 units in its first-week, which earned the crew a seat at No. 111.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com next Wednesday to see if Weezy’s winning streak continues. —Christopher Minaya

  • TGOD

    This really shows the diffrence between Eminem and Lil Wayne in that em spent 17 weeks at number 1 and tunechi spent 2. Also ems album was leaked a month early!

    • NEWYORK_NIGGA

      Wayne won`t even reach 2mill,thats a huge drop off from his last solo album.Recovery has sold 4mill in the US alone.
      Wayne is a fake,so is Rick Ross and n them and people are finally starting to see that and wont buy their bullshit

    • zayzkidd

      I’m not a Lil Wayne fan but let’s be honest… If Lil Wayne was white he’d have bigger numbers than Eminem. The proof is driven by the fact that Lil Wayne’s radio songs are usually bigger on the streets and in the clubs than Eminem’s shit.

      • PAP

        ironical, wayne acts whiter than eminem…(tight pants, flashy colored accessories, skateboarding etc)

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  • black jesus

    but eminem is white, and no matter what wayne does he will always be a nigga.

  • kukluxswag

    don’t be sleeping on das racist

  • kukluxswag

    damn i guess nobody is feeling the R.E.D album..i wonder why

    • NinoDogg

      Hey fool i’m going to kill you white punk. Get off of this computer before i have to clown your punk white boy ass.

  • 305reprezentah!

    I’m glad Wayne Shitted on Jay..

  • BeerGangsta

    Rap music is fuck up!! Still ain’t nobody selling worth a shit!! Let’s take Rap fuckers to court for been wack!! Dr Dre they need your help. They don’t know how to sell records!!

  • NinoDogg

    Hey fool. this punk ass mark wayne would get ganked for his bank all day. If I ever see this punk his ass is mine. Where’s my grip fool?

  • throwitupmofo984

    My name is John Oman, and i am the Deputy Field Marshall ! ! !

  • yaboy4rmdasouth

    i dnt fuk wit wayne like dat but is opening week numbers was huge. The game garbage. wayne went from crip to blood to white boy… an his bullshit sells a lil bit.. what happened to real rappers.. 50 cent, eminem, hell even luda come out wit gud shit sometimes. andre 3staks where u at? a lil kanye some jay wheres T.I.? im tlkin hip-hop not hip-R&B. we forced to listen to rick officer ross, dreezy save a hoe drake n lil white boy wayne. too many one hit wonders…

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  • youngdon32

    yaboy4, game is garbage and where the real rappers like 50 cent? game ended fiddy’s career, thats why fiddy be goin dwn the business route.n if u tlkin quality album’s listen to the red album and C4 objectivley and you can see game worked on his album wayne just wanted another platnium plaque and mula

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