Well, it didn't hurt that he was the closing act at Sunday night's VMAs.
Just hours after performing live on the MTV awards show, Lil Wayne released his new album Tha Carther IV. By the first day, sales predictions for the first week were between 700,000 and 850,000 units, which is REALLY IMPRESSIVE.
After a full 24 hours, however, new figures showed that sales went up and was projected to sell 850,000-900,000 units by the end of the week.
It will obviously make it to the number one spot on the Billboard charts, which will mark Lil Wayne's third number one album.
And if it surpasses the 850,000 mark, he will break his own record, with most record sales for a hip-hop album by a male artist since his album Carter III.
Way to go, Wayne!
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