How high does Lil Wayne go on next week's Billboard 200?
Can Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” hit the high water mark of 1 million in its opening week? The album has that target in its sights as projections have the title poised to sell between 925,000-975,000, according to Hits Daily Double.
That mark makes Lil Wayne, who performed on MTV’s Video Music Awards a mere few hours before “IV” dropped, a shoo-in to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, leaving Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “I’m With You” a very distant second place with expected sales of around 240,000.
Adele’s “21” keeps on keeping on and, in fact, will likely register a big sales bump following her gorgeous performance of “Someone Like You” on the VMAs on Aug. 28. The title will likely stay at No. 3, but with sales of 125,000-150,000 far exceeding this week’s 80,000+.
Jay Z & Kanye West’s “Watch The Throne” will likely dip 2-4, while its sales hold steady north of 80,000 copies.
Superstar DJ David Guetta’s “Nothing But the Beat“ and country singer Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” are in a dead heat for the No. 5 spot with sales of between 45,000-50,000.