Since 2009, fans have been waiting for the official release of Tha Carter IV. Lil Wayne initially intended to release Tha Carter IV and Rebirth during the same year. Following numerous delays and several albums between, Lil Wayne finally released Tha Carter IV in August.
First week projections had the album slated to sell 700-800,000 copies in its first week. Lil Wayne quickly surpassed those projections and the album sold nearly 1 million copies in the first week, alone.
Now, Tha Carter IV has sold 1.7 million copies and has earned double platinum status from the RIAA.