Lil Wayne is getting a bunch of spins from the song “Right Over It” featuring Drake, I pretty much hear that song every second on Sirius. Anyway, he’s created a little controversy over releasing his EP digital first and then releasing it to stores. Here’s what a few store owners as well as what Cash Money is projecting for their album sales.
Most brick-and-mortar merchants are upset by the move and worry that putting a digital release out early could turn into a trend. “Its disturbing,” says one merchant. “Its definitely putting brick-and-mortar second, and we are going to lose business that we would normally get. How is the consumer going to know that the album will have a second physical release?”
According to sources, Cash Money/Universal Motown is projecting first week digital sales of 90,000 units; second week digital sales of 25,000 units, and then the third week of digital and first week of physical is expected to do sales of 225,000 units, with 20,000 of that coming from digital.
Below the cover art to Lil Wayne’s “I Am Not Human” EP.