When the initial reports came in that Lil Wayne was looking at a likely week of somewhere between 600 and 750k, we thought he should be thankful—with all the delays and the underwhelming fan response, anywhere in that range seemed like a pretty respectable showing to us. But then, the numbers changed—Billboard reported yesterday that Wayne was more likely to come in at around 850,000. And now, projections have gone up again: HITS Daily Double reports that Weezy is closer to the 925-975k range, very clearly in striking distance of a cool mil.
Can it be done? Well, we never thought Weezy would even get this close, so we're not gonna doubt his chances now. (Not publicly, anyway.) We can't say we're exactly rooting for him, though—like many, we found CIV somewhat underwhelming, and to see it reach the same historic strata as its significantly superior predecessor would be kind of a shame. The fact that it's gonna do twice the numbers that Watch the Throne did regardless should be consolation enough for Lil Tunechi.
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