So the CEO of Cash Money Records and Lil Wayne’s father Birdman thinks that Tha Carter IV could top a million copies in the first week. According to him, the leak occurred because the album had to be delivered to Universal 10 days in advance of release so that 2 million units could be shipped to stores. Below is the quote from his interview with Rollingstone:
Cash Money delivered Carter IV to Universal about 10 days in advance, which Williams says was necessary to press the two million units being shipped in its first week. “The goal is to sell a million-plus copies,” he explains. Although that’s likely what led to Carter IV breaking free, Williams says he’s actually OK with leaks, to a point. “I can deal with it for short period of time,” he says. It’s when you have a leak out for a long time that it’s crazy.”
What are your predictions for the 1st week? Can they really achieve a milli?