BEST ALBUM SALES WEEK EVER: LIL WAYNE CERTIFIED GOLD! KANYE TAKES HIS 4TH STRAIGHT #1 ALBUM! NICKI BEATS LIL KIM’S RECORD!
The numbers are in! Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being grabbed Gold this week! According to the Neilson SoundScan results,which came out earlier, today Weezy sold a total of 511,291 albums since his release, and held the #32 spot on the Billboard Top 200.
As predicted, Kanye West topped the charts taking his fourth straight #1 album with his latest masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The album was promoted through the ground-breaking “G.O.O.D. Friday“ leaks and his short film “Runaway”. Yeezy’s album reached nearly gold in its first week, scanning over 497,000 units. Digitally Kanye sold over 212,000 units according to Neilson Sounscan data. Kanye is the 4th biggest album opener of the year.
Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday took the #2 spot moving over 375,000 units. She has beat some records already , and she is holding the second-best opening week for a female rapper ever in Billboard history. Lauryn Hill beat her when she sold over 423,000 albums in 1998 with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. According to Wikipedia , Lil Kim’s highest first week sales was in the year 2000 with The Notorious Kim, and she moved 230,000 units.