Experts Project Tha Carter III Went Platinum Yesterday
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.