Lil Wayne (American rapper)

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Legal name: Dwayne Carter

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Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American hip hop recording artist 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. Most of the group's success came with their platinum-selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the 1999 single "Bling Bling". Along with being the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label 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 subsequent albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), went on to be certified gold. Wayne 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 10 single "Soldier", that same year. The album was followed by Tha Carter II (2005), as well as several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007. Wayne gained more prominence with his sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), which became his most successful album to date, with first-week sales of over one million copies in the United States. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and includes the hit singles "Lollipop", "A Milli" and "Got Money".

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 scheduled release date.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 R&B Love Collection 2008 Various Artists 1
2009 Music Box, Volume 3 Various Artists 4 1
2009 2009 GRAMMY Nominees Various Artists 1
2009 Bravo Hits 64 Various Artists 3
2009 Massive R&B: Spring 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Total Dance 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 The Dome, Volume 49 Various Artists 1
2009 Desparrocks: The Glamour Life Gucci Rocks 1
2009 Bravo Black Hits, Volume 20 Various Artists 1
2009 Now That’s What I Call Music! 72 (UK) Various Artists 3 2
2009 Radio 538 Hitzone 49 Various Artists 1
2009 R&B Collection Summer 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Hip Hop The 2009 Collection Various Artists 1
2009 Black Summer Party: Best Of, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2009 Celebration Madonna 10
2009 Now That’s What I Call Club Hits Various Artists 1
2009 Fetenhits: Best of 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Now That's What I Call Music! 32 (USA) Various Artists 1
2009 Now That’s What I Call Music! 31 (New Zealand) Various Artists 1
2009 Clubland 16 Various Artists 3 2
2009 R&B Collection Various Artists 1
2009 So Fresh: The Hits of Summer 2010 + the Best of 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Now That’s What I Call Music! 74 (UK) Various Artists 3 2
2009 The Dome, Volume 52 Various Artists 1
2009 Floorfillers 2010 Various Artists 2
2009 Absolute Music 62 Various Artists 3 1
2009 Bravo: 30 Jahre Hip Hop Various Artists 1
2009 Absolute Dance Winter 2010 Various Artists 1
2009 2009: The Best Of Various Artists 1
2009 Heavy Beat Various Artists 1
2009 R&B Junkies, Volume 12: DJ L-Gee Various Artists 1
2009 So Fresh: The Hits of Autumn 2009 Various Artists 1
2010 R&B Love Songs 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 Radio 538 Hitzone 52 Various Artists 2
2010 Bravo Hits 68 Various Artists 1
2010 NRJ 200% Hits 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 Twitter Music, Vol. 3 Yung Berg 1
2010 M6 Hits 2010 Various Artists 1
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

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