Seven years have passed since Lil Wayne released an album, but that all changed this week with the long-awaited arrival of ‘Tha Carter V.’

The hotly anticipated set had been delayed in earnest while the Hip-Hop heavyweight did legal battle with former mentor Birdman.

With that drama in rearview, the project was announced as a surprise earlier this week and hit retail and streaming services on Friday.

So, what are the numbers of one of Rap’s most awaited albums looking like?

Find out below…

Per Hits Daily Double, Weezy is on-course to open at #1 with….

475,000-525,000
[Sales Plus Streaming]
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165,000-180,000
[Pure Sales]

The figure puts the rapper on course to score the third highest debut of the year so far – behind Drake (732k) and Travis Scott (537k).

Competition, of sorts, arrives tonight via the release of Kanye West‘s mysterious ‘YANDHI.’ But given the performance of Yeezy’s recent projects, it’s safe to assume Wayne has the win on lock.





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