Originally posted on July 13, 2019 @ 4:17 pm
Lil Wayne was born on September 27th, 1982, as Dwayne Michael Jr. His parents were Dwayne Michael Carter, and Jacinda Carter, a chef. The rapper was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States. Unfortunately, his parents went their separate ways when he was only 2-years-old. Read this to know Rapper Lil Wayne’s Net Worth.
Wayne attended the Eleanor McCain Secondary school. He later transferred to the Marion Abramson Senior High School. He was an honors student but opted to drop out at the tender age of 14 to concentrate on his budding music career.
The rapper is 1.65 meters tall. He weighs approximately 61 kilograms or 134.5 pounds. He is a well-toned and healthy body. Many of his adoring female fans consider him handsome and highly attractive.
Lil Wayne started his career in the year 1996, by joining the rap group the Hot Boys. He was in the group alongside rappers, Juvenile and B.G. The group released its debut album, “Get It How U Live,” in the same year.
Later, the rap group had two singles that made it into the charts: “We on Fire,” and “I Need a Hot Girl.”
Lil Wayne would also feature on Juvenile’s single, “Back That Azz Up.” Their collaboration peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number five on the Hot RnB/Hip-Hop singles and tracks.
At the age of 17, Wayne embarked on his solo career with the debut album “Tha Block Is Hot,” in 1999. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. The album was later certified Platinum. His album also landed a Source Magazine nomination for “Best New Artist”. Its massive success also saw it become a top ten hit.
His second single was “shine”, featuring the Hot Boys. It did not receive as much attention, though.
In 2002, Wayne released his third album, “500 degreez.” In the same year, he was featured on the single “Neva Get Enuf” by 3LW.
In 2004, He released the album “The Carter.” The album was a big success, selling over 800,000 copies in the United States alone. One of the singles in the album, “Go Dj”, became a top-five hit on the RnB/Hip-hop chart.
In December 2005, He released another album “Tha Carter II”, and later, a single, “Fireman.” In the same year, Wayne became president of Cash Money and went on to found Young Money Entertainment.
In 2006, he joined forces with rapper Birdman for the album, “Like Father, Like Son.” The album’s first single, ‘Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”, reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After that, the rapper went two years without releasing a new album. Instead, getting featured by other musicians in numerous singles, such as “Make It Rain”, and “Gimme That” by Chris Brown.
On 10th June 2008, Wayne he released “The Carter III” album. During that year alone, the album sold an estimated 2.88 million copies. In the two weeks, between June 24 and July 8, the album sold 985,000 copies, and 964,000 copies respectively. It went on to sell over 697, 000 copies in the following week. It became 2008’s bestselling album.
In 2008, at the MTV Video Music Awards, Wayne won Best Hip Hop Video for his hit single, “Lollipop.”
Lil Wayne received his first Grammy Awards nomination for his 2005 involvement on Destiny Child’s “Soldier.”
He won his first Grammy Award at the 51st Grammy’s for 2008, carting home four awards. His awards included the award for Best Rap Album (Tha Carter III) and Best Rap Song (Lollipop).
The rapper has won numerous awards in his illustrious hip-hop career.
Quick information table
|Age||Born on September 27, 1982 (39 years)|
|Spouse||Antonia White, divorced|
|Net Worth||$150 million|