Lil Wayne has plenty to celebrate Apparently, his entire album being leaked a week before his album dropped didn’t stop die hard Weezy fans from hitting up stores like Best Buy, CircuitCity, and Target on Tuesday for the release of his new album The Carter III. According to Billboard Magazine Weezy sold 423,000 copies in its first day of release (Mariah Carey sold 463,000 the first week) and is set to sell 850,000 to 950,000 copies the first week!

The excessive leaks and bootlegging of Lil Wayne‘s new album haven’t prevented it from being a hot seller: The rapper’s “Tha Carter III” sold 423,000 copies in its first day of release, according to Billboard magazine, citing figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

With such sales, Lil Wayne is on pace to sell about 900,000 copies of the CD in its first week and post the best sales debut of the year. Last year’s first-week top-seller was from Kanye West, who sold some 957,000 copies of “Graduation.”

We won’t know the exact numbers until this weekend, but if this is true then Congrats Weezy! The Carter III is in stores NOW! Make sure you go out and support!

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