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Artist of the Week: Lil Wayne

April 1, 2013 (6:30 am) GMT
Weezy is getting ready to claim the No. 1 spot back, two years after making a grand entrance with 'Tha Carter IV'.
Artist of the Week: Lil Wayne

is not going anywhere and definitely not straying from the chart despite his recent health scares that prompted rumor suggesting he nearly died. The prominent rapper is expected to return to the top spot on Billboard Hot 200 with his newly-released studio album "".

Weezy is battling for the top stop on the U.S. album chart against , who also just released new record "". The dreadlocked MC is predicted to easily beat the country music crooner by selling between 190,000 to 210,000 copies in its first week based on one-day estimates.

It's Weezy's first album since 2011's "". He sold a pleasing 964,000 copies in its debut week, posting the biggest sales week for a male solo artist of all time after 's "" (1.10 M), ' "" (1.09M), and another of his monster album "" (1M) before barged in earlier this year with "" (968,000).

In an effort to promote his new album for a better reception from the fans, Weezy is going to visit big cities across North America for a new America's Most Wanted Music Festival. This time around, he will take and on the two-month trek starting July 7 at Birmingham's Oak Mountain Amphitheater.

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