Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne performing in December 2015
Birthday/Birthplace Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
(1982-09-27) September 27, 1982
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Citizenship American
Profession(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record executive
  • entrepreneur
Active Years 1991–present
Hometown Hollygrove, New Orleans, U.S.
Wife/Husband Toya Johnson (m. 2004; div. 2006)
Kid(s) 4
Awards Won List of awards and nominations
Musical career
Genre(s) Hip hop
Instruments Vocals
Record Labels
  • Young Money
  • Cash Money
  • Republic
Worked with
  • The B.G.’z
  • Cash Money Millionaires
  • Hot Boys
  • Sqad Up
  • Birdman
  • 2 Chainz
  • Mack Maine
  • Eminem
  • DJ Drama
  • Drake
  • Future
  • DJ Khaled
  • Juelz Santana
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Rick Ross
  • T.I.
  • T-Pain
  • The Game
  • Young Jeezy

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (September 27, 1982), better known as Lil Wayne , is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and producer who won four Grammys. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

At the young age of nine, he was hired by the record label Cash Money Records being the youngest member, to be part of the duo, “The BG’z”, along with BG, the rapper says he felt very loved and what his older brothers consider them.

In 1997, Lil Wayne joined the Hot Boys group, which included rappers Juvenile, BG and Young Turk. Hot Boys debuted with “Get It How U Live!” that same year. Lil Wayne got most of his success with the group’s biggest selling album: Guerrilla Warfare released in 1999. Also in 1999, Lil Wayne released his first platinum album “Tha Block Is Hot”, selling more than a million copies in the United States.

Lil Wayne achieved the greatest popularity in 2004 with “The Carter”, which included the single “Go D.J.” It also appeared in the single from Destiny’s Child “Soldier” that year. In 2005, “The Carter II”, sequel to “The Carter”, was published. His most successful album, “The Carter III,” was released in 2008 and sold more than a million copies in the United States the first week of release. It includes his simple number one “Lollipop”, with Static Major. It also includes the singles “A Milli” and “Got Money” with T-Pain and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Lil Wayne released his debut rock album, Rebirth, in 2010- Although the reception of the critics was not positive, the album was a golden record.

In March 2010, Lil Wayne entered prison to serve an eight-month prison sentence in New York after being convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon derived from an incident in July 2007. During his stay in prison , released a new album titledAm Not A Human Being in September 2010, with Young Money artists, such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Twist and Tyga. He was released on August 29, 2011. His ninth studio album and the first since he was released from prison is The Carter IV. The album includes songs like “6 Foot 7 Foot”, with Cory Gunz, “How To Love” and “She Will”, with Drake. 964,000 copies were sold in the US In its first week, it broke the digital sales record in the iTunes Store and is triple platinum certified for its international sales.

Lil Wayne’s Biography

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. was born in the Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans, United States, on September 27, 1982. His mother was nineteen years old when she gave birth and her parents divorced when he was two years old. His father finally abandoned them at age 5, which is why he does not have a father, who wields the rapper to have changed his first name by removing the initialof Dwayne.

He wrote his first rap song at age eight. In 1991 he met rapper Birdman, owner of the record Cash Money Records, with which they would release their first collaborative album, “True Story” with rapper B. G., the project would be called The B.G.’z, Carter was only eleven years old. At age thirteen, he accidentally shot himself with a gun while singing with this one in his hand, and it was a policeman who had to take him urgently to the hospital, saving his life. Despite being a brilliant student, also enrolled in a theater club, he left school to devote himself fully to his musical career.

Lil Wayne Net Worth – $150 Million

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