Lil Wayne’s ‘The Carter V’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard charts, lands second highest single week streaming numbers of all time
Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V is the rapper’s fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. According to Nielsen Music, the project had 480,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending October 4, making it the third largest week for an album in 2018. The Billboard 200 is based on Nielsen’s multi-metric consumption as measured in traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Out of Lil Wayne’s 480,000 equivalent album units, 325,000 were driven by streaming equivalent albums. Drake’s Scorpion had 732,000 units when it debuted at No. 1, and Travis Scott’s Astroworld had 537,000.
In the streaming world, The Carter V had second-biggest streaming week ever for an album, with 433 million streams in its first week. Drake’s Scorpion launched with 745.9 million streams. Weezy’s previous No. 1 albums were Tha Carter IV (two weeks in 2011), I Am Not a Human Being (one week in 2010) and Tha Carter III (three weeks in 2008).
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