Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV Goes Double Platinum

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV has officially been certified double platinum according to the RIAA.

Weezy’s latest installment of Tha Carter series, which has sold 1,700,000 copies to date, receives the accolade just three months after its August 29th release.

As previously reported Tha Carter IV, which was projected to sell between 700,000 and 850,000 units first week, sold 964,000 copies during the first seven days after being released, according to Nielsen SoundScan, placing the LP at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, according to

C4 is the highest-selling rap album, and highest-selling album from a male artist, period, since Wayne’s 2008 opus, Tha Carter III, which sold 1,005,000 units in its first week. In addition, the disc is the second highest-selling LP of 2011 behind Lady Gaga’s Born this Way, which sold 1.1 million although Weezy sold C4 for full price, while Gaga had her CD on sale for 99 cents during her first week.

Tha Carter IV also broke the record for the highest-selling album on iTunes in its first week with 345,000 digital copies downloaded.—Gina Montana

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  • pnice

    Em holds every record for albums sold PERIOD…..wayne is over rated………….every artist hes on a song wit he gets out shined……..tired of wayne………….need real hiphop back on top of the charts……………….SLAUGHTERHOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yeedee

    Way to go Weezy. Real rap. Sick ass album besides “How To Love”.

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  • 501A

    That’s A Bunch Of Bullshit Because Tha Carter 4 Sucks And Watch The Throne Is Wayyyyyyyyy Better

  • Anthony

    Fuck the watch the throne over hype album buch of illuminati shit carter 4 is way better than the watch the throne