Update: Lil Wayne’s CS3 Hits #1 Again, Usher and Rihanna Sells More

Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” rockets straight to the top of the Billboard 200 albums charts again this week. According to figures released by Nielsen Soundscan, Wayne’s album moved another 156,000 copies in the United States in it’s fourth week of release. Featuring the hit singles “A Milli” and “Lollipop,” The Carter III has in total sold over 1.68 million copies since it’s release on June 10th. Not far behind Wayne, Coldplay, whose album “Viva La Vida,” topped the charts for the last two weeks dropped to no.2 with sales of just over 149,000 copies. Elsewhere on the chart, G-Unit, featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck debuted fourth on the chart selling just over 102,000 copies of their sophomore effort “T.O.S.”– Terminate on Sight. In comparison the group’s 2003 album “Beg For Mercy,” debuted in 2003 with 377,000 copies.. R&B chart toppers Rihanna and Usher also saw sales gains of 40,000 copies for their respective efforts Good Girl Gone Bad and Here I Stand over the week. According to Billboard, at 7.56 million units, sales this week are down 1.4% from last week’s sum and off 13.4% from the same week last year.


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