Wednesday, June 18, 2008

1 Million And Running

Just like Kanye’s fans did last September, Weezy’s stans have come out to support their man in full swing. Tha Carter III is said to have topped 700,000 in sales and is expected to arrive at or near the 1 Million mark in its first full week. That’s a lot of CDs exchanging hands. Carter III’s already the top selling album in Canada for the week ending June 11.

Keep in mind that Tha Carter II sold 1.4 million overall. Now, we all know that Carter III pales in comparison to the outstanding Carter II. So, what’s going on here? Well, the French coined a word for this phenomenon back in the 1400s: loyalty. In other words, if you’re a Lil Wayne hater there’s nothing he could say or do to make you buy his album. But if you’re a Lil Wayne fan, there’s nothing he could say or do to keep you from buying his album.

Update: In its first week on the market, the rapper’s “Tha Carter III” sells just over 1 million units. The last album to top that milestone was 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” in March 2005.