Experts Project Tha Carter III Went Platinum Yesterday

posted June 16, 2008 08:30:15 AM CDT | 109 comments

It has been just a few short days since Lil Wayne's Tha Carter 3 [click to read] was released to retailers around the globe, and already the Louisiana born and raised rapper is close to rounding off a million copies sold.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan's Building Charts, Tha Carter 3, which was released last Tuesday (June 10th) was set to reach it's million-copies-sold peak by last evening, which is when Soundscan closes its trackings. On it's first day alone, Tha Carter 3's sales stood at 423,00 copies sold [click to read], and as of June 13th, the album has sold roughly 630,000 copies.

Tha Carter 3 is toe-to-toe with Kanye West's Graduation [click to read], which sold nearly 600,000 copies it's first day of release. Lil Wayne, who is still currently signed to Cash Money/Universal Motown Records, has a lot more to boast about, as his smash single, "Lolipop" still sits at number one on the singles charts.

Reported by Ges Miyashiro.

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