Lil Wayne's decision to postpone the release of "Tha Carter V" for years has definitely paid off and he once again shows his position in the rap game. He breaks multiple records when the effort hit the shelves on September 27.
In addition to arriving atop Billboard 200 with massive album units, it marked the second-largest streaming week ever for an album. It racked up 433 million on-demand audio streams in its first week or release, just behind Drake's "Scorpion" with 745.9 million on-demand audio streams. It also registered as the third-biggest week for an album this year following "Scorpion" and Travis Scott (II)'s "Astroworld".
Songs off the album are also well liked by fans, with 22 tracks entering Billboard's Hot 100. With that, Weezy is now tied with Drake for the most simultaneous debuts on the chart. The latter also had 22 songs off "Scorpion" debuted on Hot 100 in a single.
Additionally, Weezy has become the first artist to debut two tracks in the top five in a single week when "Mona Lisa" featuring Kendrick Lamar and "Don't Cry" featuring XXXTentacion, launched at No. 2 and No. 5 respectively. Weezy also joins Drake as the only artists to debut four songs in the top 10 in one week, with "Uproar" bowed at No. 7 and "Let It Fly" featuring Travis closed out the top 10.
As if dominating Hot 100 isn't enough for him, Weezy took the entire top five of Streaming Songs chart with songs off "Tha Carter V". "Mona Lisa" ruled the chart after racking up 43.1 million streams, while "Dedicate" rounded out the top five. It became his first chart-topping debut on the chart as a lead artist. He previously topped the chart after being featured on DJ Khaled's "I'm the One".
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The newest addition to the many "Lil's" in the hip hop music industry, Lil Wayne, is a force to be reckoned with. His debut album, "Tha Block is Hot" (1999), went double platinum upon its release and even his lowest selling album is still certified as gold upon the album release by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Despite his success in the music industry, Lil Wayne's childhood experiences, like many other rap and hip hop singers, were far from perfect. » more
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