Lil Wayne is on course to land his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new release, Funeral. According to industry forecasters, the set could enter atop the tally with over 115,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 6. The album was released on Jan. 31 via Young Money/Republic Records and follows Lil Wayne’s chart-topping Tha Carter V, which was released in 2018.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the Feb. 15-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Funeral is heading for No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Feb. 9.
Lil Wayne has previously topped the Billboard 200 with Tha Carter V (2018), Tha Carter IV (2011), I Am Not a Human Being (2010) and Tha Carter III (2008).