So now that we are into the second week of Tha Carter 3 sales bonanza, how did Mr. Carter hold up? Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter 3 has sold 309k in its second week, for a combined total of 1.3 million albums sold to date. That’s about a 66% drop off from the first week, so it is likely the album can huff and puff its way to 2 million in a few months. What does this say about the state of the music industry? It’s still in the shitter.
If this was 2003 and Wayne had the same buzz he had leading into this album, he would have probably sold 2 or 3 million in a week. Unfortunately, the album was leaked two weeks before its release date and is not the classic album many predicted Lil Wayne would drop. We do hear he has wrapped up the video for Got Money featuring T-Pain, so that may bring a few more sales in, but who are we kidding?