Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V was met with a very warm reception in reviews and also numbers. For the first week, the fifth installment in the series is predicted to bring in a strong opening effort of 475-525k units in the first week.
C5’s release carries a large number of pure album sales as well. Hits Daily Double reports of the total units moved, 165-180K were of pure sales.
Wayne will be the third highest debut of 2018 behind Drake and Travis Scott, respectively.
Overall it has been a great week for Lil Wayne. In addition to the strong effort, Weezy F has a merch collection online to celebrate the release and will possibly see an uptick in numbers with the #UproarChallenge beginning to take over social media.