Number of copies of Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" which sold in its first week of release:

1.01 million
Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III", released on June 10, 2008, sold 1.01 million copies in its first week of release, the first album to sell more than 1 million copies in its first week week of release since 50 Cent's "The Massacre" in 2005.
Source: USA Today, 6/19/2008