The wait is almost over! Lil Wayne recently announced that Tha Carter IV, his much delayed follow up to Tha Carter III, will be released via iTunes this Sunday, August 28 after his performance at the MTV Music Awards.
“I am extremely excited to be the first artist to utilize such an amazing idea,” said Wayne in a statement. “I hope that I can open the door for others.”
However, Wayne isn’t exactly the first to do this. Jay-Z‘s and Kanye‘s Watch the Throne managed to avoid an album leak after opting to release their project on iTunes five days before their release date. Watch the Throne broke the iTunes record for first-week digital sales becoming the highest-selling album in iTunes history at 290,000 units sold.
The album will be available in physical form on August 29.