Lil Wayne has big chart week


Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 2:54 PM ET

Rapper Lil Wayne had quite a big showing on the album charts this week.

His latest disc, "Tha Carter III," blasted to the top in Canada sales of over 20,000 copies, according data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

The sales were much more impressive south of the border, with "Tha Carter III" selling a whopping 1,000,000 copies of in the U.S. It marks the first time a disc has hit one million there since 50 Cent's "The Massacre" in March of 2005.

Back here, Disturb's "Indestructible" dropped out of the No. 1 spot after only one week, falling down to No. 2. Sales of the album dipped from 19,000 last week to 8,500 this week -- a drop of 56 per cent.

Alanis Morissette's new album "Flavors of Entanglement" (8,000) checked in at No. 3, while Weezer's self-titled disc (a.k.a The Red Album) and Usher's "Here I Stand" both slipped two spots to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

The Lost Fingers' "Lost in the 80's" climbed two digits to No. 6, and Madonna's "Hard Candy" went the other way, dropping two to No. 7.

Rounding out the top 10 was Renee Martel's "L'Heritage" at No. 8, Duffy's "Rockferry" at No. 9, and the "Sex and the City" soundtrack at No. 10.

Other notable first week entries included N.E.R.D.'s "Seeing Sounds" at No. 12, Sloan's "Parallel Play" at No. 16, Emmylou Harris's "All I Intended To Be" at No. 24, My Morning Jacket's "Evil Urges" at No. 31, and the Fratellis'"Here We Stand" at No. 44.

In the U.S., Plies' "Definition of Real" came in second, followed by the compilation "NOW 28" in third, Disturbed in fourth, and Usher in fifth.


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