Despite mixed reviews and a Twitter trending topic that let folks talk about #ThingsBetterThanTheCarterIV, Lil’ Wayne is back on top of the charts.
According to initial reports, Weezy’s latest album, Tha Carter IV will debut at number one on the Billboard charts and move nearly a million units. Unlike Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, which also debuted at number one and sold nearly 475k units its first week, Wayne’s Tha Carter IV was bolstered by radio play and numerous hit singles.
Lil’ Wayne was also helped by his jeggings-clad VMA performance, which showed off his singing and rapping skills (and had folks questioning his fashion choices).
In spite of the numbers, however, many still say Lil’ Wayne’s latest effort is lackluster.