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Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" Nears Platinum In Its First Week
posted Tuesday September 06, 2011 at 09:59AM PDT | 458 comments
UPDATE: Contrary to earlier reports, Wayne sold just shy of one million copies.
Lil Wayne has earned a platinum plaque thanks to the first-week sales of his latest album Tha Carter IV.
According to Hits Daily Double, Weezy sold 1,000,690 copies of his newest offering since hitting stores last week. The album previously broke the iTunes record for most digital albums sold within the first four days of its availability.
His 2008 release, Tha Carter III, achieved the same accomplishment as its successor, moving 1,005,545 units in its first week.
UPDATE: According to Billboard.biz, Tha Carter IV will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 964,000 copies sold, contrary to prior reports.