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Making his solo debut in 1999 with Tha Block Is Hot, Lil Wayne’s prolificness hasn’t been matched by any other rapper at his level.

13 studio albums, and a handful of EPs and compilations, and that’s not even including his legendary mixtape catalogue and guest verses, which is a whole other article on its own.

So let’s get into it, here are the rankings of Lil Wayne’s first week sales numbers.

I Am Not a Human Being

Released: September 27, 2010

Label: Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 110,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “I’m Single”, “Right Above It”

Tha Carter

Released: June 29, 2004

Label: Cash Money, Universal

First week album sales: 116,000

Billboard 200 position: 5

Singles: “Go D.J.”, “Bring It Back”, “Earthquake”

Funeral

Released: January 31, 2020

Label: Young Money, Republic, Universal

First week album sales: 139,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “I Do It”, “Shimmy”

500 Degreez

Released: July 23, 2002

Label: Cash Money, Universal

First week album sales: 141,000

Billboard 200 position: 6

Singles: “Way of Life”, “Where You At”

Like Father, Like Son (with Birdman)

Released: October 31, 2006

Label: Cash Money, Universal

First week album sales: 176,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”, “Leather So Soft”, “You Ain’t Know”

Rebirth

Released: February 2, 2010

Label: Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 176,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Prom Queen”, “On Fire”, “Da Da Da”, “Knockout”, “Drop the World”

Lights Out

Released: December 19, 2000

Label: Cash Money, Universal

First week album sales: 205,000

Billboard 200 position: 16

Singles: “Get Off the Corner”, “Everything”, “Shine”

I Am Not a Human Being II

Released: March 26, 2013

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

First week album sales: 217,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “No Worries”, “Love Me”, “Rich As Fuck”

Tha Block Is Hot

Released: November 2, 1999

Label: Cash Money, Universal

First week album sales: 229,500

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Tha Block Is Hot”, “Respect Us”

Tha Carter II

Released: December 6, 2005

Label: Cash Money, Universal

First week album sales: 240,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Fireman”, “Hustler Musik”, “Shooter”

Tha Carter V

Released: September 28, 2018

Label: Young Money, Republic, Universal

First week album sales: 480,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Uproar”, “Don’t Cry”

Tha Carter IV

Released: August 29, 2011

Label: Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Republic

First week album sales: 964,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “6 Foot 7 Foot”, “John”, “How to Love”, “She Will”, “It’s Good”, “Mirror”

Tha Carter III

Released: June 10, 2008

Label: Cash Money, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 1,005,545

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Lollipop”, “A Milli”, “Got Money”, “Mr. Carter”, “Mrs. Officer”

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