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The 25 Biggest First-Week Album Sales in Music History

Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III: 1,006,000

Release Date: 6/10/2008

Lil Wayne had been in the rap game for years before he became its hottest commodity. He found his voice in the mid-Aughts and, leading up to the release of Tha Carter III, went on an unprecedented run where he flooded the market with fire mixtapes and monster features. The anticipation for his next project became immense. On Like Father, Like Son cut "Don't Die" he rapped, "I'm one sellout record away from being famous." He found that "sellout record" with No. 1 hit "Lollipop." When C3 finally hit shelves, Weezymania was at an all time high.

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