Lil Wayne’s ‘Rebirth’ Rocks Steady on Charts

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Despite an early leak, Lil Wayne still managed to rock the charts with his latest album, but he couldn’t top a country act.

The Cash Money rapper’s oft-delayed Rebirth debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 176,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. He placed second to Nashville stars Lady Antebellum and their sophomore effort Need You Now, which holds onto the No. 1 spot for a second week with 209,000.

Rebirth marks the seventh top 10 album for Weezy, who has a little more time to record his next album Tha Carter IV now that his sentencing has been adjourned to March 2 due to dental surgery.

Wayne’s last album, Tha Carter III, was the best-selling album of 2008, moving over 1 million copies in its first week. Rebirth suffered from numerous delays and was prematurely shipped to customers in December, causing it to surface online more than a month in advance of its street date.

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  1. Joyams

    Wayne’s the best.


  2. Yuri

    impressive, considering that the critics hated the album, half the fans hated the album, and it leaked almost 2 months before, ppl still went out and bought it. If im not wrong, it sold more than 50′s BISD first week


  3. Travis

    your right Yuri. Wayne had him by about 10,000 copies. Numbers like that is shocking actually, he better be glad he didn’t cut Drop the World or the numbers would have been worse


  4. Mike

    @ Travis. Your rite I only like drop the world Eminem made the album prety much


  5. LW


    No Wayne made the album.
    All em did was rap fast.


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  7. Donald Futuristic D-Mac' Mack

    Next Week 900,000 – 2 Milli Records Sales


  8. Catie

    176,000 copies sold is nothing compared to what he sold in the first week with with “Tha Carter III” but i’m still impressed. He didn’t really have a successful lead single nor as much promotion as previous projects.


  9. DonMega

    Flop, album is trash, it doesn’t surprise me that it flopped hard


  10. LadySheamus

    lol It’s so funny when people say an album that in the top 10 or even the top 20 is a flop considering the possible hundreds or even thousands of albums that came out. He’s a huge artist (and I’m actually not a fan) but given those aforementioned factors it did very well.


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