Lil Wayne (American rapper)

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Legal name: Dwayne Carter


Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur 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 has been delayed multiple times and has no concrete release date.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Massive R&B: Spring 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 The Dome, Volume 53 Various Artists 1
2010 Bravo Black Hits, Volume 22 Various Artists 1
2010 Slam FM Grand Slam 2010, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2010 R&B Clubland Various Artists 1
2010 100x Zomer 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 Ministry of Sound: Anthems: R&B Various Artists 3
2010 Slam FM - The Beat of Summer 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 Damn! 28 Various Artists 1
2010 Damn! 29 Various Artists 1
2010 Bravo Black Hits, Volume 23 Various Artists 1
2010 Die ultimative Chartshow: Die erfolgreichsten Hits 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 101 00's Hits Various Artists 1
2010 Les Inrockuptibles : 2000-2010 : Les 100 titres incontournables Various Artists 1
2010 Songs About Love Various Artists 1
2010 The Best Hip Hop Party Hits! - 40 Massive Club Anthems Various Artists 1
2010 The Last Laugh Various Artists 1
2011 Massive R&B: Spring 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Bravo Black Hits, Volume 24 Various Artists 1
2011 Germany's Next Topmodel: The Best Catwalk Hits 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Checkmate! 安室奈美恵 5 2
2011 Bravo Hits 73 Various Artists 2
2011 Now That's What I Call Music! 38 (USA) Various Artists 1
2011 Brand New With Tags Torrico 1
2011 Radio 538 Hitzone 58 Various Artists 1
2011 Bravo Hits 74 Various Artists 1
2011 Contact Play & Dance 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Nova Tunes 2.4 Various Artists 1
2011 Absolute Dance Autumn 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Annie Mac Presents 2011 Annie Mac 1
2011 Now That's What I Call Music! 40 (USA) Various Artists 2
2011 NRJ Hits 16 Various Artists 2
2011 Best of Black '11 Various Artists 1
2011 100 Hits 2012 Various Artists 1
2011 Rap-A-Lot Records 25th Anniversary Various Artists 2
2011 Absolute Music 67 Various Artists 1
2011 Ministry of Sound: Maximum Bass Platinum Various Artists 1
2012 Hit the Lights Jay Sean 1
2012 Macadelic Mac Miller 3 1
2012 Now That’s What I Call Music! 81 (UK) Various Artists 2
2012 Bravo Black Hits, Volume 26 Various Artists 1
2012 Radio 538 Hitzone 61 Various Artists 1
2012 Club Sounds, Volume 61 Various Artists 1
2012 Dance Chart, Volume 33 Various Artists 1
2012 100 x zomer 2012 Various Artists 2
2012 The Dome, Volume 62 Various Artists 1
2012 Booom-Summer 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 Cathy & David Guetta Present FMIF! Ibiza Mix 2012 cathy & David Guetta 5 2
2012 Bravo Black Hits, Volume 27 Various Artists 1
2012 Dance Again... The Hits Jennifer Lopez 5

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