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, singer, and songwriter. He is commonly regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was signed by rapper Birdman, joining Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. From then on, Wayne was the flagship artist of Cash Money Records before ending his association with the company in June 2018.

In 1995, Wayne was put in a duo with label-mate B.G. (at the time known as Lil Doogie) and they recorded an album, True Story, released that year, although Wayne (at the time known as Baby D) only appeared on three tracks. Wayne and B.G. soon joined 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 that year. The Hot Boys became popular following the release of the album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the song "Bling Bling".

Lil Wayne's solo debut album Tha Block Is Hot (1999) was his solo breakthrough, and he reached higher popularity with his fourth album Tha Carter (2004) and fifth album Tha Carter II (2005), as well as several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007. He gained more prominence within the music industry with his sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), with first-week sales of over one million copies in the US. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and included successful singles "A Milli", "Got Money" (featuring T-Pain), and "Lollipop" (featuring Static Major)—the latter being his first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In February 2010, Wayne released his seventh studio album, Rebirth, which experimented with rap rock and was met with generally negative reviews. A month later 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. His eighth studio album I Am Not a Human Being (2010) was released during his incarceration, while his 2011 album Tha Carter IV was released following his release. Tha Carter IV sold 964,000 copies in its first week in the United States. His twelfth studio album Tha Carter V was released in 2018 after multiple delays. Wayne's thirteenth album, Funeral, was released in early 2020.

Lil Wayne has sold over 120 million records worldwide, including more than 20 million albums and 70 million digital tracks in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has won five Grammy Awards, 11 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. Lil Wayne also currently serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label, Young Money Entertainment.

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1999Tha Block Is HotLil Wayne2
2000Lights OutLil Wayne51
2002500 DegreezLil Wayne1
2004Tha CarterLil Wayne2.54
2005Tha Carter IILil Wayne56
2006Like Father, Like SonBirdman & Lil Wayne2
2008Tha Carter IIILil Wayne3.2513
2009RebirthLil Wayne55
2010I Am Not a Human BeingLil Wayne4
2011Tha Carter IVLil Wayne39
2013I Am Not a Human Being IILil Wayne4.55
2015FWALil Wayne53
2018Tha Carter VLil Wayne3.510
2020FuneralLil Wayne14
2021Trust Fund BabiesLil Wayne & Rich the Kid1

Album + Compilation

2006The Carter 2, Part 2: Like Father Like SonLil Wayne1
2007The Greatest Rapper AliveLil Wayne1
2007The Carter FilesLil Wayne1
2009No CeilingsLil Wayne2

Album + Mixtape/Street

2002SQ4Lil Wayne & The Sqad41
2002SQ3Lil Wayne and The Sqad1
2002SQ2Lil Wayne and The Sqad1
2003SQ6Lil Wayne and The Sqad1
2005Dedication #1 (Gangsta Grillz)DJ Drama & Lil Wayne52
2006SQ1 (Collectors Edition)Lil Wayne & The Sqad1
2006Dedication 2DJ Drama & Lil Wayne2
2006Lil Weezy Ana Vol. 1Lil Wayne1
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
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
SQ5Lil Wayne & The Sqad41
The Mixtape WeezyLil Wayne1


2004SoldierDestiny’s Child featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne7
2005Neck of the WoodsBaby a.k.a. Birdman feat. Lil Wayne1
2006Hustler MusikLil Wayne1
2006Gimme That (remix)Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne3
2007Lock U DownMýa feat. Lil Wayne52
2007Party Like a RockstarShop Boyz feat. Lil' Wayne, Chamillionaire & Jim Jones5
2007Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)Wyclef Jean feat. Akon, Lil Wayne introducing Niia2
2007Uh-Ohhh!Ja Rule feat. Lil Wayne1
2007I’m So Hood (remix)DJ Khaled feat. Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman & Rick Ross1
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 Wayne4
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 Jeezy2
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. Eminem1
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 Wayne1
2010Fire FlameBirdman feat. Lil Wayne1
20106 Foot 7 FootLil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz2
2011Welcome to My HoodDJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne & T‐Pain1
2011Roman’s RevengeNicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne1
2011Look at Me NowChris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes1
2011Bow Chicka Wow WowMike Posner feat. Lil Wayne1
2011Hit the LightsJay Sean feat. Lil Wayne1
2011Dirty DancerEnrique Iglesias with Usher feat. Lil Wayne & Nayer2

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