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 United States.
The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and includes the hit singles "Lollipop", "A Milli" and "Got Money".
His mother, a cook, gave birth to him when she was 19 years old.
His parents divorced when he was 2, and his father permanently abandoned the family.
2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and went on to sell 2,000,000 copies worldwide.
The lead single "Fireman" became a hit in the US, peaking at 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2005, Lil Wayne was named president of Cash Money, and in the same year he founded Young Money Entertainment as an imprint of Cash Money.
His subsequent albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), went on to be certified gold.
So I don't want to be Dwayne, I'd rather be Wayne". His 2000 follow-up album Lights Out failed to attain the level of success achieved by his debut The lead single was "Get Off the Corner", which was noticed for an improvement in its lyrical content and style.Couric asked Wayne if his father knew of this and Wayne replied with a smile, "He knows now." In the summer of 1991, he met Bryan Williams, rapper and owner of Cash Money Records. The second single, which received less attention, was "Shine" featuring the Hot Boys.Carter recorded freestyle raps on Williams's answering machine, leading him to mentor the young Carter and include him in Cash Money-distributed songs. Near the release of Lights Out, Lil Wayne was featured on the single, "Number One Stunna" with Big Tymers and Juvenile, which peaked at No. Lil Wayne's third album 500 Degreez, released in 2002, followed the format of his previous two, with significant contributions from the Hot Boys and Mannie Fresh.known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper.
In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B. Most of the group's success came with their platinum-selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the 1999 single "Bling Bling".
I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, and Birdman), "Duffle Bag Boy" by Playaz Circle, "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)" by Wyclef Jean (also featuring Akon), and the remix to "I'm So Hood" by DJ Khaled (also featuring T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Fat Joe, Birdman, and Rick Ross).