After his 9th studio album leaked and spread throughout the web, rapper Lil Wayne still managed to come out on top in first week album sales.
According to HitsDailyDouble.com, the 28 year-old entrepreneur sold a whopping 1,000,690 units of his latest studio album, Tha Carter IV! This makes Wayne the second artist to hit the million mark in album sales during the first week. Lady Gaga now holds the 2011 record for the most first week sales with 1.1 million units of her second studio album Born This Way.
Congrats to Lil Wayne for setting a hip-hop album sale record!
TREY SONGZ TO SHOWCASE RAPPING & STORYTELLING IN UPCOMING ALBUM
R&B singer Trey Songz recently announced that Chapter 5 will be the title of his fifth upcoming studio album. The Atlantic Records recording artist plans on taking it back to his rapping roots with more storytelling in the mix. The Rap-Up.com spoke with Trey’s leading producer, Troy Taylor and talked about where exactly Trey wants to take his next album:
“I think Trey is coming into his own now,” he said. “He was always taught to know what he wants and he was always taught to know how he wants to sound, and I think Chapter 5 represents the storytelling of how he feels and his emotions and just everyday life that people go through…
What we’re gonna do is elaborate on other songs. ‘Can’t Be Friends’ was a huge smash, but on Chapter 5 we’re gonna maybe go into a little bit more of the girl he was talking about. We once had a song called ‘Black Roses’ on Ready; we’re gonna tap on it to tell you a little bit more of the story. So Chapter 5 represents elaborating. [Source]
Trey’s 5th album, Chapter 5 is set to make its debut sometime in 2012.