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Lil Wayne To Battle Justin Timberlake For Major Billboard Debut

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Lil Wayne To Battle Justin Timberlake For Major Billboard Debut

Lil Wayne is up for a tough battle on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The talented rapper's new album "I Am Not A Human Being II" is selling well, but it may not sell enough to claim the no.1 spot next week.

According to sales projections released Wednesday, Wayne's album could sell up to 210,000 copies, but that may not be enough to garner the top spot since Justin Timberlake's album, "The 20/20 Experience" is performing so well.

As previously reported, Timberlake's album debuted with 968,000 copies sold this week. That sizable debut easily gave him a no.1 album and the status of having the best opening week year-to-date.

While it's unclear how well the album is doing this week, sources say it should exceed the 210,000 copies Lil Wayne's album is expected to move.

"Lil Wayne's last studio release, "Tha Carter V," bowed at No. 1 with 964,000 in 2011. Before that, his first "I Am Not a Human Being" album debuted at No. 2 with 110,000 in 2010 as a digital-only release, before jumping to No. 1 two weeks later (125,000) once the physical CD arrived in stores," reports Billboard.

Official numbers will be released next week…

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