Cash Money Records recording artist Lil Wayne, who has been with Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams’ New Orleans-based label since the very start of his career in the Hot Boys, has shattered the iTunes record for first-week album sales in just four days, moving more than 300k of his new album, Tha Carter IV.
The eagerly anticipated latest installment in the series, hit digital retailers right after Lil Wayne’s closing performance of “How to Love” and “John” on the top-rated MTV Video Music Awards. The album sold 964k copies in its first week, according to SoundScan, challenging Tha Carter III”s debut of 1.005 million in June, 2008.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Lil Wayne and everyone here at Cash Money,” said Slim. “It’s a tribute to the hard work and commitment he’s shown from the very start.”
“I consider him my son, part of the Cash Money family from the very start,” added Baby. “One thing I’ve learned. No record is safe from him.”