Lil Wayne scores big on Billboard's Top 100 Albums chart
The New Orleans native's critically-acclaimed CD comes right behind Eminem, and ahead of several other top tier album releases such as Korn, Ja Rule, Tori Amos and
Lil Wayne's astonishing debut is Cash Money Records' biggest-selling debut in the hip-hop dynasty's history.
"This truly is an historic moment for Lil Wayne and the entire Cash Money family," stated Cash Money co-founder Ronald 'Slim' Williams.
"This album shows his growth as a young man and artist. He's changing the game from top to bottom and this is just the beginning for him." Ronald's brother, and Cash
Money co-CEO, Bryan 'Birdman' Williams, added.
"He's like a son to me, so I'm proud of him. This isn't just a big win for him and the label, he deliveredbig time for New Orleans as well," says Bryan Williams.
The stunning debut of Tha Carter II comes on the heels of Lil Wayne's first ever Grammy nomination in the "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" category for his work with Destiny's Child and T.I.
The album continues to garner outstanding reviews: The LA Times describing the album as "explosive" and "poetic"; The New York Times raves "Lil Wayne's voice, like his flow keeps getting better"; and USA Today praises Wayne's "sharper-than-usual production and more diverse than ever lyricism."
Lil Wayne is currently winding down a national tour with fellow Southern rapper T.I. and Young Jeezy.