Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' Release Pushed to August
Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" release date has been pushed back again, a source confirms to Billboard.com. The highly anticipated set will now hit stores on Aug. 29, over two months after its last announced release date of June 21.
"Tha Carter IV's" arrival has been rescheduled multiple times: Lil Wayne eyed a spring release at the beginning of the year, and in March, he announced that "Tha Carter IV" drop on May 16. Three singles have already been released from the set, with the last one, the slow jam "How To Love," hitting the web last Thursday. The track debuts at No. 60 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week, while previous singles "6 Foot 7 Foot" and "John" peaked at Nos. 2 and 19, respectively.
"Tha Carter IV" will be Wayne's first album since his release from prison last November. "I Am Not a Human Being," which dropped just before his release, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 887,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Lil Wayne will join Drake, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa and many more at Hot 97's Summer Jam on Sunday (June 5), and will continue his I Am Still Music tour with Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Lloyd and Far*East Movement beginning July 13. "The Carter IV" will also be previewed when MTV airs Lil Wayne's "Unplugged" performance on June 12.