The numbers are in and Lil Wayne is officially at the top of the Billboard 200. Tha Carter V holds down the top spot with a very impressive 480,000 units moved in the first week. Marking the album as the third highest grossing album of 2018, just behind Drake and Travis Scott.
Weezy F. Baby’s positioning at the top of the charts also logs him with the second most successful debut in the streaming era, only behind his protege Drake who took over the record earlier this year with Scorpion.
C5 is followed by Logic on the chart, whose YSIV album came in second place in its opening week.
The success of Tha Carter V will likely continue forth as “Uproar” is gaining legs behind a social media challenge and fans continue to herald it as one of the top releases of the year.
Unfortunately for fans, Wayne’s first appearances since the album dropped was cut short. However, there will be an opportunity to see the Young Money CEO in the future.