Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, born in 1982 in New Orleans, known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 1991, aged nine years old, 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. Along with being the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is also the CEO of his own label, 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 US. 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. Wayne’s eighth album, I Am Not a Human Being , was released in 2010 and his 2011 album, Tha Carter IV, sold 964,000 copies in its first week of availability in the US. On September 27th 2012, Lil Wayne passed Elvis Presley as the male with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with 109 songs. Lil Wayne has sold over 100 million records worldwide, including more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in US, making him one of the best selling artists of all time.
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