Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" is set to debut at number one.
Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III and IV did major first week numbers. The latter sold over a million in its first week, which at the time was incredibly rare for a hip-hop album. Tha Carter IV did a little under 1M in its first week, which is still incredibly impressive. Although the way sales are calculated these days are much different, Lil Wayne is still set to make a historical debut with his latest project, Tha Carter V.
As Kanye predicted, Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V is expected to hold down the top spot on the Billboard 200, but it looks like the album will have one of the biggest streaming weeks, ever. According to Billboard, Tha Carter V is expected to garner over 400M on-demand audio streams on the album's song in its first week. This means Wayne will sit behind Drake's Scorpion and Post Malone Beerbongs & Bentleys for having the third biggest streaming week for an album in history.
If Weezy locks in that top spot with Tha Carter V, it'll mark his fourth official #1 album on the Billboard 200. The rapper landed his first #1 album with Tha Carter III. Following that, Tha Carter IV and I Am Not A Human Being topped the chart. The last Wayne album to chart on the Billboard 200 was I Am Not A Human Being II in 2013 which debuted at #2.