Lil Wayne secures fifth No. 1 album with ‘Funeral’
While the latest release joins Tha Carter V as the rapper’s second consecutive chart-topping album, Funeral moved 139,000 units—less than 30 percent of units Tha Carter V moved its first week. Part of this can be attributed to the lack of promotion for the album. Funeral was announced only eight days before its release and featured no singles.
Wayne enlists the help of rappers Big Sean, 2 Chainz, and vocalist Adam Levine for guest features on the 24-track album. Frequent collaborators of the New Orleans rapper provided production for the album, including Mannie Fresh, Mike Will Made-It, and Cool & Dre.
Despite the title, Wayne was quick to shut down the idea that Funeral signals retirement for the rapper. “I wouldn’t hope for this, [but] if my real funeral was tomorrow, it’s still not my last album. Just so you know,” he told Entertainment.
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