Last.fm Trends: Lil’ Wayne Makes It Back On Track
After releasing the biggest-selling album of 2008 with Tha Carter III, Lil’ Wayne‘s personal misdemeanors have often taken centre stage of late. However, May 16 sees the long-awaited release of Tha Carter IV, and he’s no doubt hoping to match the success of three years past.
His top tracks for the past six months are a mix of releases from 2005 to 2010, but notably last album I Am Not A Human Being doesn’t make an appearance in the whole top ten. Released whilst the artist was imprisoned, it doesn’t seem to have produced any fan favorites – but a new ‘sequel’ to Tha Carter III seems more likely to fire them up.
His first single from Tha Carter IV, “6 Foot 7 Foot”, has kept a fair amount of weekly listeners since its release spike, but it can’t yet measure up to his biggest hits, and is currently at #139 of his six-monthly charts. Biggest track Lollipop currently has 2,219,365 scrobbles from 708,472 listeners, so his new tracks have a long way to go to come out on top of nine studio albums and eight mixtapes.
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