Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ Retains Top Spot on Billboard + Goes Platinum in Two Weeks
For the second consecutive week, Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' is at the No. 1 spot on the latest Billboard 200 album chart. The collection moved 219,000 copies last week, which only proves that the Young Money movement is still going strong.
In two weeks, Weezy's album has easily gone platinum with a grand total of 1,184,103 units sold. In stark contrast, Jay-Z and Kanye West haven't even reach platinum status with their collaborative album 'Watch the Throne.' The LP dropped from No. 4 to the No. 6 position this week with 49,000 copies moved. So far, the duo has sold 742,000 copies of their celebrated album -- close, but no cigar, fellas. It's safe to say the Weezy is the true king of the music charts. Meanwhile, Hov's pregnant wife, Beyoncé, saw her album '4' tumble from No. 7 to 9 with 25,000 moved.
Elsewhere on the charts, Adele's critically-acclaimed LP '21' jumped to the No. 2 position with 121,000 discs sold, while rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers's album 'I'm with You' fell from last week's runner-up spot to No. 5 with 58,000 copies pushed last week.