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Lil Wayne

Birth Name: 
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Genre: 
rap, hip-hop
Music Category: 
Rapper
Short bio: 

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.'z, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper Lil' Doogie. In 1996, Lil Wayne formed the Southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with his Cash Money label-mates Juvenile, Young Turk and Lil' Doogie (who now goes by B.G.). Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! that same year. Lil Wayne gained most of his success with the group's major selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999). Along with being the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of his own imprint, Young Money Entertainment, which he founded in 2005.

Lil Wayne's solo debut album Tha Block Is Hot (1999), was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His following albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), were certified gold. He reached higher popularity with his fourth album Tha Carter (2004), which was led by the single "Go D.J." and his appearance on Destiny's Child's top ten single "Soldier", that same year. The album was followed by Tha Carter II (2005) and several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007. Wayne's sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), became his most successful album to date, with first-week sales of over one million copies in the United States. The album includes the number-one single "Lollipop", as well as "A Milli" and "Got Money", and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

Following the success of Tha Carter III, Wayne decided to record a rock-esque album titled Rebirth. The album, released in 2010, was certified gold by the RIAA, despite a generally negative critical response. In March 2010, Lil Wayne began serving an 8-month jail sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007. Wayne's eighth album I Am Not a Human Being (2010), was released during his incarceration. His 2011 album and first following his release, Tha Carter IV, sold 964,000 copies in its first week of availability in the United States. It includes the singles "6 Foot 7 Foot", "How to Love" and "She Will". On September 27, 2012, Lil Wayne passed Elvis Presley as the male with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with 109 songs. Lil Wayne's eleventh studio album, Tha Carter V was released in October 2014.

Twitter: 
@LilTunechi
Contact:Mailing: 

Lil Wayne
The Blueprint Group
555 Washington Ave
Suite 240
Miami Beach, FL 33139-6607

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Tyler connor's picture
Submitted by Tyler connor (not verified) on

Ugly

sara adams's picture
Submitted by sara adams (not verified) on

Like Wayne is not ugly! He is so amazing. And the world's nest rapper
.I love little Wayne so much. I wish I could met him

Tracy Cambell's picture
Submitted by Tracy Cambell (not verified) on

He is so fine lil wayne I want to have is babys

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Submitted by treaver aka sch... (not verified) on

I enjoy all your music you been blessed with so much and all the cashmoney record's nigga i have been wanted to meet all of you and i have been wanting pictures im a big fan of cashmoney record's my dream is to get like you and be able to make my own music please bless me that i will become a superstar and please make mt dream come true i want to meet all the cashmoney record's niggas

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Submitted by Denese sharkey (not verified) on

Just wanted to say I love so so much I know u hear this a lot but I wish I could show you in person

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Submitted by John DeMarco (not verified) on

I don’t even know what else to say aside from your the best... I’ve been listening to u since juvi days. Your an incredible lyrical person. Without u there would be no hip hop (rap) everyone tries to bite your style but never comes close. Thank u for all you’ve done. Fuck the hater ass mutts! Pinky ring worth about fitty. I have your first album and all others hoping to get the new one. Happy birthday brother!

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