NEW YORK (Top40 Charts/ Universal Republic/ K&K Public Relations)
Lil Wayne remains unstoppable with his hotly anticipated, critically-acclaimed new album for Cash Money Records/Universal Republic Records, THA CARTER IV, breaking the iTunes record for first-week U.S. album sales in only four days with over 300,000 units sold. Lil Wayne
breaks the record set only two weeks ago by Jay-Z
and Kanye West's "Watch The Throne," and held by Coldplay
THA CARTER IV became available on iTunes after Lil Wayne's monumental performance on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday August 28th. After going live the album quickly clinched the No 1 spot on the iTunes top album chart as well as the hip-hop chart, dethroning Jay-Z & Kanye West and Adele and surpassing brand new releases from Red Hot Chili Peppers and David Guetta.
Lil Wayne's record-breaking triumph is driven by THA CARTER IV's display of epic rap mastery from the genre's king. The album picks up where 2008's chart-dominating sensation THA CARTER III left off, but with even more fire and flare. Current single "She Will" (featuring Drake) took a firm hold on radio and became an immediate hit, but the album is locked and loaded with even more anthems including "How to Love" and "6 Foot 7 Foot" (featuring Corey Gunz), as well as incendiary collaborations with T-Pain, Nas, Andre 3000, John Legend, Rick Ross, and more.
Lil Wayne continues to rule the road as well on this summer's I AM STILL MUSIC TOUR, with even more dates to be announced.
THA CARTER IV is here and this time Lil Wayne has raised the bar AND broken it.
About Universal Republic Records A division of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, Universal Republic is home to a diverse array of superstar artists such as 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse, Colbie Caillat, Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Hinder, Owl City, SuperHeavy, The Rolling Stones, The Voice(Javier Colon, Dia Frampton), among many others.
It is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures. It is comprised of Republic Nashville Records(The Band Perry), and is in partnerships with Aware Records(Mat Kearney), Big Machine(Taylor Swift), Brushfire(Jack Johnson, G Love), Cash Money(Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj) Lava Records(Jesse J, Black Veil Brides), SRC(Akon, Melanie Fiona, Shontelle), Tuff Gong(Damien Marley, Stephen Marley) among others.