Money Records CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams says there’s nothing suspicious about the first-week sales numbers for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter Four.” Birdman was a guest on Shade 45’s “Sway in the Morning” radio show where he denied buying copies of the record to inflate sales figures. Birdman says such a strategy really doesn’t make any sense, explaining that it’s essentially “hustling backwards.” The hip-hop executive goes on to say that they work “too hard” to try and be dishonest, adding that they appreciate all the love and support they’ve been receiving from fans. READ MORE
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Jay-Z Looks Like Wayne is “Wining”…Â The expectations for Lil Wayne’s new album continue to rise. Billboard.com says “Tha Carter Four” is now projected to sell between 850 and 900-thousand copies by week’s end on Sunday. Projections from earlier this week had the record moving between 700 and 850-thousand units. “Tha Carter Four” is sure to debut at number one on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, giving Wayne his third number one release. READ MORE