Lil Wayne's new CD sells 964,000 units in 1st week

NEW YORK (AP) -September 6, 2011

The figures were released by Nielsen SoundScan on Tuesday.

Only Lady Gaga sold more this year. Her "Born This Way" hit No. 1 with 1.1 million sold thanks in part to a one-day offer from Amazon.com to buy the album for 99 cents.

Lil Wayne just barely missed his own sales record. "Tha Carter III" sold just over 1 million when it was released in 2008.

Lil Wayne made "Tha Carter IV" available for digital download immediately after an appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards, and released a physical CD two days later.

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