Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" could come close to a millions sales in first week
Lil Wayne's "The Carter III" my be on a pace to match or even exceed Kanye West's torrid first week sales numbers from last year. An executive at Universal spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the album.
"Tha Carter III just came out Tuesday morning, so it’s difficult to tell from less than a day’s worth of sales, but an exec at Lil Wayne’s label estimates the disc will sell between 850,000 and 950,000 by the end of its first week. If their numbers are correct, that would be about double the opening figure for 2008’s current record-holder, Mariah Carey’s E=MC2, which opened with 443,000 copies. “The accounts were bullish by 10 in the morning,” reports Pat Monaco, exec VP of sales for the Universal Motown Republic Group. “The sales the first few hours were exceeding the rate that the Kanye album sold a year ago.” (That one ended up selling 957,000 the first week; nothing has come close since.) “Wayne was one of these records that, because it was so highly anticipated, with the leaks and everything, it caused more people to go out at 8 in the morning to buy the CD.”
I haven't heard the whole album yet but when i do...i'll write up my own review on it... to be continued....