Lil Wayne Busts 1M Barrier

Rapper's release first in 3 years to hit milestone in a single week
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2008 9:20 AM CDT
In this image released by Universal Motown records, the latest CD from Lil Wayne, "Tha Carter III, " is shown.    (AP Photo/Universal Motown)
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(Newser) – Lil Wayne has become the first artist to sell more than a million albums in a week since 50 Cent in 2005, Billboard reports. Tha Carter III, the rapper's sixth album, exploded out of record stores last week, selling close to half a million its first day. The milestone sales are way ahead of the 238,000 Wayne's last release notched up in its best week. (Read more Lil Wayne stories.)