lil wayne

lil wayne

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Real Name

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.

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Born

September 27, 1982

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Hometown

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Record Label

Young Money, Republic, Universal (current), Cash Money (former)

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Who

Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer. Kicking off his career at age 12 he has been a hip-hop stalwart ever since, joining hip-hop duo The B.G.’s, group Hot Boys and finally venturing out as a solo rapper with his debut album Tha Carter.

Selling over 120 million records worldwide and bagging four Grammy Awards, the rapper has solidified himself as one of the biggest names in hip-hop and a leader in the southern hip-hop genre.

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What is Lil Wayne's net worth?

Lil Wayne is worth an estimated $120 million.

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How old is Lil Wayne?

Lil Wayne is 36 years old.

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What is Lil Wayne's label?

Lil Wayne founded Young Money Entertainment in 2005. An imprint of Cash Money Records, the label released 14 number one US albums, including four of his own, five from friend and rapper Drake, and two from Nicki Minaj.

The label’s roster includes Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Mack Maine and more.

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1993

Wayne releases True Stories – his first recording for Cash Money Records under the name The B.G.s with rapper B.G.

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1997

Wayne joins hip-hop group the Hot Boys. Their debut album Get It How U Live is a hit.

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1999

The Hot Boys release album Guerilla Warfare. It sells 1 million copies.

A 16-year-old Lil Wayne launches his solo career with “Tha Block is Hot.”

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2000

Wayne releases Lights Out.

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2002

Wayne releases album 500 Degreez.

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2003

Wayne releases his first mixtape collection Da Drought.

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2004

Wayne releases Tha Carter.

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2005

Wayne releases Tha Carter II.

Wayne appears on Destiny’s Child hit “Soldier.”

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2006

Wayne releases the mixtape Dedication, Vol.2.

Wayne collaborates with rapper Birdman for the album Like Father, Like Son.

Wayne is arrested in Georgia for drug possession.

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2007

Wayne releases EP The Leak in response to unreleased tracks being leaked on in the internet.

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2008

Wayne is arrested in Arizona on drug-related charges.

Tha Carter III is released and tops the rap, hip-hop and pop charts selling more than 1 million copies in its first week.

The album spawns hit singles like “Lollipop” and “Mr. Carter.”

Tha Carter III picks up the Grammy Award for best rap album.

Wayne picks up a further two himself for best rap song and best solo performance as well as sharing the award for best rap performance by a group for “Swagga Like Us.”

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2009

Wayne hits the road with the Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted festival – featuring Soulja Boy, Drake and Young Jeezy.

Wayne signs Bow Wow to the label.

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2010

Wayne releases his seventh studio album Rebirth.

Wayne is jailed for weapons possession.

Wayne releases the album I Am Not a Human Being.

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2011

Wayne releases the fourth installment of Tha Carter series – Tha Carter IV. The album features Bruno Mars, Drake and Jadakiss.

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2013

Wayne is dropped from him PepsiCo promotion contract after releasing a song containing derogatory lyrics referencing civil rights icon Emmett Till.

Lil Wayne releases his 10th studio album I am Not a Human Being II.

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2014

Tha Carter V release date is pushed back for a second time. Wayne issues a statement stating that Cash Money Records boss Birdman refuses to release the album. Wayne claims he is being held “prisoner.”

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2015

Wayne self-releases Sorry 4 tha Wait 2 – a mixtape intended to compensate for the delay of Tha Carter V.

Wayne sues Birdman and Cash Money Records for a reported $51 million.

Wayne releases Free Weezy exclusively through TIDAL as one of the new artist owners.

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2016

Wayne releases Gone ‘Til November – a memoir and revealing account of his time spent incarcerated.

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2018

The long-awaited Tha Carter V debuts at number one on the Billboard 200.

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2019

Wayne becomes the face of the UGG x BAPE collab.

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