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Contest: Predict the album sales of <i>Tha Carter III</i>

The most anticipated hip-hop album of 2008 was officially released today. How many albums will Lil Wayne's Tha Carter 3 sell in its debut week? The highest debut this year is Mariah Carey's E=MC2, which sold a massive  463,000 albums. Will the early leak of the album by DJ Chuck T last week significantly hurt Lil' Wayne's album sales?

 

For this album sales contest, predict how many copies of Tha Carter III will sell this week. The prize is a $20 Amazon gift certificate and bragging rights for the week. Please note that only registered users will be in the running.

Contest:
  • Predict in the comments where Lil Wayne's new album, Tha Carter III, will chart, as well as how many copies will sell during the first week.
  • Predictions after Sunday (June 15, 2008 will be disqualified). 

Prize:
  • $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com

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**Whoever is closest to actual sales figures from Soundscan. No Price Is Right rules in effect (i.e. you can still win if your guess is over the actual sales figures.)
***This contest is open to everyone, including Prefix staffers.

****If you are not registered on the site, your entry will be disqualified.

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Lil Wayne

I'm going with 305,000.

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DJ's leaked this a long time ago. He is not going to hit a Milli like he wanted. Is there a song on here that we have not heard yet? But it is hot and maybe he gets some sales, but not like he would have if he kept it locked down. 378,096

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Kocopelli3/kokopelli4.gif Kocopelli3

I downloaded a few tracks before the release (like everybody else), however, I bought it first thing this morning... This album will sell exactly 672,821 copies week 1...FOR THE RECORD: No album in the history of hip hop music will ever come close to "Tha Carter II". One of the best albums (any genre) of all time...

Lets keep the main thing the main thing and not major in minors...

Nick

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banjo

/site_media/uploads/images/users/acb/01bigblacktomb.jpg acb

No. 1

379,000

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Dipseth/sparkle.jpg Dipseth

#1 427,000.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/breidy/Koko B. Ware.jpg breidy

348,011

/site_media/uploads/images/users/BrandonRoss/Photo 118.jpg BrandonRoss

well, since banjo is already taken. I'm going with -banjo.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/joydivided/charly.jpg joydivided

672,561 copies will sell... I downloaded a few songs before it came out but i bought the real album first thing this morning... cant beat the sound quality...

Nick Hallock

To tell u the truth he has so much product out that people get confused with the mixtapes and the albums. He's over-rated and is not the best rapper alive. My verdict is less than 200,000. It'll take him a couple weeks to get certified gold.

Goony

i say 450,000. 3 million total

djc1789

pROBABLY 500,000 ALBUMS

Jamal

535,000.

girlslovecox

under a million.. 450,000

Lindsey

385,000

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif pecola

1 million

Stig Man

800,000-1,000,000 million copies first week

the hustler

620,000 the first week.......the albums hot, and all the stores in my town is already sold out of it

Haus23

708315

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif greenj18

728, 384 - Most anticipated album of '08! hype sells itself

Sebas

708315

greenj18

No less than 1 million first week. 1,220,000.

Cosmo

Im from Gulfport, MS and at 10am Circuit City was packed and all of the Bonus Disks are sold out so from what I am seeing I say he does over a Mill. The Manager has never seen the store so packed for a cd release.

DDB

It'll top 500k easily. Kanye did 900k+ last year, I think Wayne can move around 800k, even with the leak.

JP

I downloaded this album when it was leaked, but it didnt stop me from buying it. This album is ver different from Tha Carter II, but it is still a classic. It is easily going tobe the #1 in album sales. I am going to say it's going to sell about 760,000 in it's first week. The leak wont hurt it.

ryanfdls1289

i say around the 790,000-890,000 range for the first week but first day i say around 400,000-500,000

Lil Dazz

im gonna have to go with 1,300,00 first week!!

jdizzy

he going to sell 500,something thousand today and a million first week.......EAZY!!!!!

we fux wit wayne hard in D.C.

I_fux_wit_weezy

418,231

baseballtjd

Im gonna go with 950,000 about what kanye did

PD-15

yupp carter 3is hot.. walked in best buy at 10,, albums flyin off the shelf.. lines packed with a carter 3 album in everyones hand.. platinum record.. a mill first week

j.b.

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/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

1,000,000 - 1,200,000

Michael

haha i was about to point that out...
either one cares or no one reads...
or no one cares to read.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/BrandonRoss/Photo 118.jpg BrandonRoss

C3 Is gonna Sell ... Im Sorry I kno of 3 Stores in 3 different parts of the us that were sold out ... I never heard of that ...

I say that HE SELLZ ... 1.2 first week... 5-6 mill ...total

JOSH

Just Like Every1 else I've had a bulk of the album downloaded already but as a fan of the artist-i went out 2 best buy this morning and purchased all 3 of his albums just 2 support him! The lines were extremely long - everytime I looked back an employee was putting out a new box of Carter 3 CDs! Wayne sells! Despite the mixtapes that we all have and the album leak-Everyone's gonna buy the album just to see him shine!!! I SaY He'LL SaLe Close 2 a MiLLi... 1 of my Fave Tracks!

BeeZee

I downloaded the whole CD bootleg, but I still bought the actual one just to support the man. I think it'll sell around 950,000. It's a good album, but it's Wayne and you can tell he didn;t write, cuz he never does, lol. I wonder what he'd sound like if he wrote....but yea, 950,000 the 1st week. He'll go multi-platinum in the long run though.

Brandon

I dunno Maybe 5K, but ish everyone already has had the album illegally for the past two weeks.

Gaj

OOOOOO he is gonna sell the best buy on 5th avenue had like 4 albums out of 300 left and we talkin the middle of manhattan, he gonna sell 1.2 million easily if not close to 1.5 mil

killacal

it will rank #1 selling 403,000 copies.

brendan

a trillion. this cat at least 100,000 stans that will by the album 5 to 10 times.

yeahyeah

520,000

/site_media/uploads/images/users/TheAbstract/3758008.jpg TheAbstract

600,000 the first day

900,000 to 1,000,000 the first week....the album is sick!!! U know ur album is fire if people had access to it for months and will still buy it! I'm so glad that someone from down south is finally getting recognition besides Outkast and T.I.....they are all sick artists!

BIGGESTHIPHOPFAN

1.1 million

dinky

He'll Sale 500,000 2 day and nationwide 1.2 million

Snoop

at least 2 million mark my words

mr weezy

I said June 10th New York 9pm. I copped Tha Carter 3. Several minutes after I copped Tha Carter 3, Wayne made it strom, literally. Waaaaa Wayne heaa.

1,000,000+

Will

627,925

Ronyadig

they cant keep up with how many they gonna sell

mileezy

750,00o first week. There is no other

CaddyDave

Cleary a defeat for Lil Wayne and Cash Money/Universal Records. Sales: 608,895

A new mixtape will be out tomowrrow.

Ken

THE ALBUM IS FOR FREE...U CAN DOWNLOAD IT....im pretty sure most people are not gonna spend any money for a album they can get for free...me personally i havent downloaded it...i cud if i want to...but im gonna buy it...but i think the majority of the people will not buy it...not because his album isnt good...ITS FREE!

just because you think hes a great artist and have the money to buy his album...doesnt mean he's gonna sell a million copies...remember there aren't a million yous

im not hating...i love his songs and his style...but hip-hop is bullcrap because of djs like Chuck T and most rappers wont make what they should earn because of the internet

if we couldn't download illegally...this album would go 3x platinum...without a doubt

my opinion the 1st week

200,000...but u never know i might be wrong...i hope i am...cuz he shud and deserves to sell more

WOW U GUYS R DRUNK

is going to go #1 and is going to sell 720,000 in the fist week

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif trentonnbeth_09

#1 956,000

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif bazookajoe

850.000/1.2 millions first week
3/4 millions overall

Andrea

650,000 copies

Ohmare

I'm going with 962,000 in first week sales. This album should do slightly better than the Kanye West Album.

DKASH AKA MMA HUSTLER

i am one of the stans that got the album even tho' it was leaked when you hot, you hot. give wayne his prop the dude is whats up! YADIGG! I SAY HE WILL OUt SELL KANYE WEST CLOSE TO A MILLI HA!

car j

1.8 million in the firts week

Shaun

1,109,000

matt

all i know is if you want to judge how someone will sell in an industry, look at the women. If you got bitches buyin your cd
, the your gonna sell a mill plus. I think people will be surprised how many he sells regardless of a mixtape or a leak. I bet he does 650 at least in the first week.

PHilli

800,000 first week eazy
average cd tho
thought he would of done better

a-town

My BabY waYne Is the BesT!!!
he soLd 418,000 firsT daY!!!
He`s goNNa hit a miLLi by the end of the weeK!!!

ERIKa. BITCH.

1.2 million first week

p-weezy

A milli

glam

yea he sold out in my town...I say 1 million the first week...2 me its all about support...and everyone one knows we all should be supporting weezy more then anybody...just think about all the free music you got from him...lol

T

This album broke iTunes history by being the first rap album to get #1 on the iTunes album charts. I think Lil Wayne killed Mariah Carey, Tha Carter III was almost sold out great album. I would say 550,000

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He is going to sell 2,679,461 copies in week 1. The album was a dissapointment to myself (i'm a huge wayne fan). Dosent even compare to Tha Carter II (like i said). "Let the beat build" is by far the best track on the CD.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif nhallock

I think tha carter III will sail about 750,000 or 975,000 at the most. I still think Wayne is a beast and ima buy his album to help homeboy out. Best rapper alive, go cop tha carter III.

Mr. 804

999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999 copies first week

WAYNE FAN

WIKIPEDIA REPORTED THAT THE RIAA HAS ALREADY LISTED C3 HAVING SOLD 800,000+ ON OPENING DAY

BDW

917,507 but I hope its a milie

CONFUSION

900101 copies...the album is HOT

C3

LIL WAYNE IS MY "G" AND I KNOW THAT HE GONNA GET THAT 1,000,000 RECORDS SOLD OR JUST A LIL UNDER THAT LIKE 900,000.....BUT ANYWAY THA CARTER III IN STORES NOW GET WIT THE MOVEMENT !~YA SMELL ME!~ ITS CRACK

ROCKET

You guys think he can only sell a couple hundred thousand??
I say 955,202 copies for week 1.

iamchris90@gmail.com

974,690

I am a martian

i say 987,052 copies

snapo98488@sbcglobal.net

1.5 mil first week none less

chitown

Id say like 889,500 sounds bout right

Nick

2 million

dboy

Yeah, I mean it’s not the carter 2. Nevertheless, it is by far the best album to come out this year. In my opinion, this album was not made with the same traditional structure used in the carter and carter 2. It’s def outside the box. But I find that to be refreshing. It’s amazing that he is able to effectively incorporate every style of hip hop and rip it. Do you Wayne.. 850,000 AT LEAST the first week, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to his overall sells!

Charles

1.1 million

nickle47

985,000. The Hottest album of the year!

scooby20usa

990000 first week sales

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif bsquare3

965,183 Albums.He won't hit a milli but he will come close as a motherf**ker.

Should have put 'Me And My Drank' on it though...

I'm up in the lab no pad no pen just a styrofoam cup that I can pour 4 in

Young Money

423,000 1st (so i say 1.8mil Bitch!!!!!)

159 General

That young nizzle Weezy is damn near at a million already and it is Friday. So...without a doubt he'll hit a million by Monday. The album is like that! Evryone talkin about how tha carter II was so much better. not even the same styles of album folks. No comparison. it's like you graduated highschool and then college. neither is more or lss important cuz you need both to get that 100K job. Fell me? Carter II was high school. We all remember the good times in high school. This is come higher education type sh##.

And I know people read this and got all types of sh## to say. all i ask is....PLEASE DON'T SHOOT ME DOWN....

JT Blesses

i guess 976,320.. hahah

james

1,000,000 CUZ HE THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE

DAVE C

Of course this man is gona top the # 1 spot thats not a question but weezy used the leak as a way to get his name out there and jus capitalized on a nice market but he will sell 1,000,600 topping kanye last year with graduation mark these werds of the great BOOKER T

Booker T

875,000

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif joejuan

He will move 972,663 copies this week !!

G DOG

I bought the cd...It will sell about 650,000 it's first week. I must admit I wasnt impressed. Not saying it's not good. I just expected better.

Cbo

1,123,000

Jojo

hot album....anticipated...first week...i say 980,000

Tee'Brown

895,000

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif maffman11

717839

diemagazin

Tha way things are looking dude is going for 50 cents Massacre sales, so I will give him 1.2 milli as a safe bet knowing that he sold 630,000 @ the end of day 2 and he still has 5 days of sales left!

/site_media/uploads/images/users/scrooge83/chucky.jpg scrooge83

Approximately 850,347 copies YA DIG

Mr. Who's Who

948,000

Tyler

632,658

jack

972,957

albums he will sell this week!!!!!

sean foss

1.1 million... those who thought less than 500,000 are whack! lil wayne has not had an album in years, and you can't count the mix tapes.... he's that sh@t right now!

ubringmejoi

1,135,672 copies, get that paper Weezy!!

mrDEYO

DIS DUDE IS GANA SELL AROUND 1,095,000 RECORDS

THIS ALBUM IS FIRE MAH DUDE

YABOii

#1 927,216 albums first week

John Smith

probably 964000

Peter

weezy is goin diamond 1200000 records sold

ku$$h

i say ha sell roun 1,000,000 COPIES DA FIRST WEEK BUT ITZ CUZZ DA INERNERT HE WONT SELL DA ORIGINAL AMOUT DOE

KING ED

984,994

/site_media/uploads/images/users/seb_griff/sg.jpg seb_griff

975,000...sold 450k in one day so i say double that and more in first week...close to a milli

B

ONE HUNDRED...BILLION DOLLARS

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Banger/images-6jpg.jpg B/|nGerKat

a milli

bee

867,000

Heizz

895,000 copies

PekaBoo

Thats why he went platinum even though his album was leaked for all ya'll haters!!!!!

yoboi

Since some of U people are copying me and other people numbers....I guess I will get a lil more exact w/ it....so I will say 1,200,783

/site_media/uploads/images/users/scrooge83/chucky.jpg scrooge83

1,100,250

Jon24

1,200,000-1,300,000

yoyoyo

GET READY..................................................................................BECAUSE............................................THIS WILL BE THE EXACT AMOUNT IT SELLS..................MARK MY WERD!!!...................................A MILLI 25

EJOHNSON

875k

swpy

Well don't you all look like a bunch of idiots, over a mill in the first week... oh! and that is with the entire album being leaked before it even came out! kanye who?

zerocoolkid

Mannnnnnnn, i know them haters dont like that. all y'all talking about wayne's not the greatest, what do you have to say now?? those saying that he wouldnt sell over a mill, what do you have to say now??? those saying that he wouldnt sell over 200k, which was a ridiculous comment to start with, eat your words buddy.......If actions speak louder than words, wayne is

twice

2,050,000

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