After initially debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart a couple weeks back, Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being—at first released only in digital format—dropped to #16 seven days later. But once the physical CD version hit streets last week, Weezy was given enough of a bump to jump 15 positions and take over the chart.
Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being, the eighth studio set from the currently-incarcerated rapper, sold 125,000 copies last week—enough to easily hold Darius Rucker’s Charleston (101,000) down at #2.
Last week Weezy posted a letter to his fans online. In it he noted that, upon his November 4 release from Rikers Island, there are plans to issue a special CD edition of I Am Not A Human Being, this time packaged with the latest Nino Brown Story DVD. He also added that there will be bonus songs included on the re-released album.
Four other LPs crack the Top 10 of the main album chart this week—Nickelodeon boy band Big Time Rush enter at #3 with their debut B.T.R. while country sibling trio The Band Perry come in just behind them at #4 with their first album. Sufjan Stevens returns with The Age Of Adz, which debuts at #7, and Massachusetts metalcore band All That Remains thrash their way to #10 with their fifth LP For We Are Many.
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:
1. Lil Wayne, I Am Not A Human Being
2. Darius Rucker, Charleston *new*
3. Big Time Rush, B.T.R. *new*
4. The Band Perry, The Band Perry *new*
5. Eminem, Recovery
6. Kenny Chesney, Hemingway’s Whiskey
7. Sufjan Stevens, Age Of Adz *new*
8. Zac Brown Band, You Get What You Give
9. Toby Keith, Bullets In The Gun
10. All That Remains, For We Are Many *new*