Lil Wayne

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Legal name: Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.


Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. He is regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation, and is often mentioned among the greatest rappers of all time. He was signed by American rapper Birdman to his record label Cash Money Records at age eleven, becoming the youngest member of the label. In the following years, he emerged as the flagship artist of Cash Money Records before ending his association with the imprint in June 2018.

He was first placed in a duo with labelmate B.G. in 1994, and they released an album, True Story in July of that year, although Carter (at the time known as Baby D) only appeared on three tracks. Carter and B.G. soon formed the Southern hip hop group Hot Boys with Cash Money label-mates Juvenile and Turk in 1997; they released their debut album, Get It How U Live! in October of that year. The Hot Boys gained mainstream success following the release of their second album Guerrilla Warfare (1999), as well as their single "Bling Bling". The group briefly disbanded after the album due to each member (besides Carter) parting ways with the label, although one further album—Let 'Em Burn (2003)—was released.

Carter's debut studio album, Tha Block Is Hot (1999) quickly achieved commercial success and served as his breakthrough as a solo act, followed by Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2003). He reached wider popularity and critical acclaim with his fourth and fifth albums Tha Carter (2004) and Tha Carter II (2005), as well as several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007. He propelled to the forefront of hip hop with his sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), with first-week sales of over one million units in the US. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and was supported by his first Billboard Hot 100-number one single "Lollipop" (featuring Static Major), the top-ten singles "A Milli" and "Got Money" (featuring T-Pain), and the top-20 single "Mrs. Officer" (featuring Bobby V and Kidd Kidd).

Carter's seventh studio album, Rebirth (2010) experimented with rap rock and was released in February of that year to generally negative critical response. A month later in March, he began serving an 8-month jail sentence for criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007. His eighth album, I Am Not a Human Being (2010) was released during his incarceration, while the release of his ninth album, Tha Carter IV (2011) coincided months after his release from prison. Tha Carter IV sold 964,000 units in its first-week in the United States despite mixed reviews. His twelfth studio album, Tha Carter V (2018)—preceded by I Am Not a Human Being II (2013) and Free Weezy Album (2015)—was released following long-term delays and label disputes, and was met with 480,000 in first-week sales. His thirteenth album, Funeral (2020) became his fifth non-consecutive number one album.

Carter has sold over 120 million records worldwide, including more than 25 million albums and 92 million digital tracks in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has won five Grammy Awards, eleven BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards. On September 27, 2012, he became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs. Carter founded the record label Young Money Entertainment in 2005, which has signed artists including Drake, Tyga and Nicki Minaj.

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1999Tha Block Is HotLil Wayne53
2000Lights OutLil Wayne52
2002500 DegreezLil Wayne2
2004Tha CarterLil Wayne36
2005Tha Carter IILil Wayne47
2006Like Father, Like SonBirdman & Lil Wayne4.353
2008Tha Carter IIILil Wayne315
2009RebirthLil Wayne48
2010I Am Not a Human BeingLil Wayne36
2011Tha Carter IVLil Wayne2.6510
2013I Am Not a Human Being IILil Wayne4.56
2015FWALil Wayne43
2018Tha Carter VLil Wayne3.3510
2020FuneralLil Wayne314
2023Welcome 2 Collegrove2 Chainz, Lil Wayne32

Album + Compilation

2006The Carter 2, Part 2: Like Father Like SonLil Wayne51
2007The Greatest Rapper AliveLil Wayne51
2007The Carter FilesLil Wayne51
2023I Am MusicLil Wayne2

Album + Mixtape/Street

2002SQ4Lil Wayne & The Sqad41
2002SQ3Lil Wayne and The Sqad1
2002SQ2Lil Wayne and The Sqad1
2002SQ1Lil Wayne & The Sqad1
2002SQ2Lil Wayne & The Sqad1
2002SQ3Lil Wayne & The Sqad1
2003SQ5Lil Wayne & The Sqad42
2003SQ6Lil Wayne & The Sqad2
2004SQ7Lil Wayne and The Sqad1
2005Dedication #1 (Gangsta Grillz)DJ Drama & Lil Wayne52
2006Dedication 2DJ Drama & Lil Wayne2
2006BlowJuelz Santana & Lil Wayne1
2006Lil Weezy Ana, Volume ILil Wayne2
2006From 9/11 to KatrinaJuelz Santana & Lil Wayne1
2006I Can't Feel My Face: PrequelJuelz Santana & Lil Wayne1
2007From 911 to Katrina Vol. 2Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana1
2007Da Drought 3Lil Wayne42
2007The Drought Is OverLil Wayne2
2007The Drought Is Over 2: The Carter 3 SessionsLil Wayne2
2007The Drought Is Over 4: Return to The Carter 3 SessionsLil Wayne1
2007The Weezy Effect: Bottom of the Map, Volume 2Lil Wayne11
2008The Leak 5Lil Wayne1
2008Dedication 3DJ Drama & Lil Wayne2
2008Young Money Empire, Part 3DJ Whiteowl & Lil Wayne1
2009Hottest Nigga Under the SunLil Wayne1
2009Tear Drop Tune 2Lil Wayne & Tapemasters Inc.1
2009No CeilingsLil Wayne52
2009The Weezy Effects 2Leak Jones presents Lil Wayne1
2010Tear Drop Tune Part 3Lil Wayne1
2011The Road to Carter 4Lil Wayne1
2011Sorry 4 the WaitLil Wayne4
2012Dedication 4Lil Wayne & DJ Drama21
2013Dedication 5Lil Wayne1
2015Sorry 4 the Wait 2Lil Wayne1
2015No Ceilings 2Lil Wayne1
2017T-WayneT‐Pain & Lil Wayne2
2017Dedication 6Lil Wayne2
2018Dedication 6: ReloadedLil Wayne1
2019I Aint Sh*t Without YouLil Wayne1
2020No Ceilings 3Lil Wayne1
2020No Ceilings 3: B SideLil Wayne1
2021Trust Fund BabiesLil Wayne & Rich the Kid1
2023Tha Fix Before tha VILil Wayne11
The Mixtape WeezyLil Wayne1


2004SoldierDestiny’s Child featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne9
2005Neck of the WoodsBaby a.k.a. Birdman feat. Lil Wayne1
2006Hustler MusikLil Wayne1
2006Gimmie That (remix)Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne1
2006Gimme That (remix)Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne53
2007Lock U DownMýa feat. Lil Wayne53
2007Party Like a RockstarShop Boyz feat. Lil' Wayne, Chamillionaire & Jim Jones5
2007Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)Wyclef Jean feat. Akon, Lil Wayne introducing Niia3
2007Uh-Ohhh!Ja Rule feat. Lil Wayne1
2007The Crack HouseFat Joe featuring Lil Wayne2
2007In the HoodBrisco feat. Lil Wayne1
2007My HouseCurren$y feat. Lil Wayne1
2008A MilliLil Wayne2
2008LollipopLil Wayne1
2008Got MoneyLil Wayne feat. T‐Pain1
2008Let It RockKevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne5
2008Can't Believe ItT-Pain feat. Lil Wayne1
2008Robo TussinFlying Lotus feat. Lil Wayne1
2008Mrs. OfficerLil Wayne feat. Bobby Valentino & Kidd Kidd1
2008I'm So PaidAkon feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy53
2009DownJay Sean feat. Lil Wayne4
2009Prom QueenLil Wayne1
2009Hot RevolverLil Wayne1
2009Always StrappedBirdman feat. Lil Wayne1
2009ForeverDrake ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem52
2009I Can Transform YaChris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz1
2009Da Da DaLil Wayne1
2009On FireLil Wayne1
2009Women Lie, Men LieYo Gotti feat. Lil Wayne1
2009I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)Kevin Rudolf feat. Birdman, Jay Sean & Lil Wayne3
2010Drop the WorldLil Wayne feat. Eminem51
2010F**k Today (Rebirth mix)Lil Wayne feat. Gudda1
2010I'm SingleLil Wayne1
2010LoyaltyBirdman feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga51
2010Right Above ItLil Wayne2
2010I’m on ItTyga feat. Lil Wayne51
2010No LoveEminem feat. Lil Wayne51

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