Lil Wayne Biography: Songs, Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Albums, Wife, Wikipedia, Pictures, Children, Height
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), choosing Lil Wayne as an expertise stage name, is a talented and influential American rapper, record executive, actor, and entrepreneur.
Lil Wayne is considered by musical analysts as one of the most influential hip-hop singers of the present generation and is often regarded by many as the greatest rapper to ever grace the stage.
The renowned rapper goes by Baby D, Tunechi, Weezy F. Baby, and The President.
He is known for his hit songs, mixtapes, and singles, especially albums, A Milli and Lollipop.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.|
|Stage Name:||Lil Wayne|
|Born:||27 September 1982|
|Age:||38 years old|
|Place of Birth:||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Parents:||Jacida Carter, Dwayne Michael Turner|
|Children:||Reginae Carter, Kameron Carter, Dwayne Carter III, Neal Carter|
|Girlfriend(s) • Wife:||Toya Johnson (m. 2004–2006), Sarah Vivan (ex.), Lauren London (ex.), Nivea (ex.), Trina (ex.), La’Tecia Thomas (ex.)|
|Occupation:||Rapper • Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
Lil Wayne was born on September 27, 1982, with the original name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. in the inhabited city of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America.
He spent few years of his life in the impoverished Hollygrove neighborhood located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The American grew up in abject poverty. Lil Wayne‘s life was made worse at age 2 when his parents divorced, and his father reportedly abandoned the family. As a result, his mother had to make life worthwhile as a cook.
Things even got hey-wire in 1994 when 12-year-old Lil Wayne sustained self-inflicted gunshots injury to the chest in an attempt to commit suicide. He wanted to end his life after his mother insisted that he must end his rap-related affiliations.
His mother, Jacida Carter, remarried, this time to a man named Reginald McDonald, who is presently dead and who Lil Wayne considers his ‘real father.’ He even tattooed the name of his deceased Step-father.
His Step-father died on 20 July 1997 after he was reportedly kidnapped from a nightclub and eventually was thrown out of a moving vehicle after he was shot.
The young Lil Wayne was admitted to a gifted program at Lafayette Elementary School. He was later transferred to Eleanor McMain Secondary School, where he studied for two years.
Few years into Marion Abramson Senior High School, Lil Wayne dropped out of school to focus on his musical career. He was just fourteen.
He later enrolled at the University of Houston in January 2005 and dropped out a few months in due to his busy lifestyle.
He decided this time around to enroll in an online school which was when he chose to learn at the University of Phoenix, an online institution where he studied Psychology.
Lil Wayne discovered his talent at age 8, writing rap songs before he was scouted by Bryan Williams, who is an American rapper, record producer, and co-founder of the top American record label known as Cash Money Records in 1991.
Bryan Williams, who also goes by the names Birdman and Baby, was impressed by Lil Wayne‘s raw talent and put it upon himself to nurture the young and inexperienced Lil Wayne. As a result, he (Lil Wayne) was included in Cash Money Records.
He later joined the American teenage hip-hop singers duo known as The B.G.’z, who featured rapper Lil Doogie to release the group’s debut album titled, True Story on 29 July 1995.
Lil Wayne soon became a vital member of another hip hop group known as Hot Boys formed in 1996, and in 1999 the group released a second studio album titled, Guerrilla Warfare, which topped the Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and climbed up to number 5 on Billboard 200 bringing the group and Lil Wayne much deserved recognition.
Later on, Lil Wayne gained the impetus to come up with a debut solo album which he titled, Tha Block Is Hot, and was released by Cash Money Records on 2 November 1999. The album achieved incredible feats and even reached No 3 on Billboard 200, which earned him a Platinum certification by RIAA.
He came up with two more albums, subsequently Lights Out in 2000 and 500 Degreez in 2002, but none could match his first Tha Block Is Hot record.
He had his fourth album, Tha Carter released by Cash Money Records on 29 June 2004 that debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard’s 200 and sold 116,000 copies in the first week at the US market. The album also received gold certification from RIAA.
Lil Wayne was named the president of Cash Money in the summer of 2005 and made a remarkable feat that year when he founded the record label Young Money Entertainment an imprint of Cash Money Records. However, for an undisclosed reason in 2007, he gave up management for both labels.
He released his fifth studio album, Cater II which served as a sequel to Tha Carter and was released by Universal Distribution in collaboration with Cash Money Records on 6 December 2005. Once more, the album achieved an incredible feat and even surpassed the record of its predecessor by debuting at Number 2 on the Billboard’s 200 album chart and sold over 240,000 copies in the first week.
The Carter II was rewarded with a gold certification from RIAA on 18 January 2006, and three months later, it earned platinum.
Things couldn’t have gotten better until he released what could be tagged as his biggest album of all time, which he titled Cater III, released on 10 June 2008. The album made it to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 and garnered triple-platinum certification from RIAA on 12 February 2009.
The album, Carter III was also responsible for his first Grammy award for Best Rap Album in 2009. Still in the year 2009, he bagged three more Grammy awards for Best Rap Solo Performance for A Milli, Best Rap Song for Lollipop coupled with Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for Swagga Like Us together with T.I, Jay Z, and Kanye West.
He has other notable albums to his name, which include; Rebirth (2010), Tha Carter IV (2011), Free Weezy Album (2015), and the rest. He also has collaborations and features with other artists over the years.
Lil Wayne also received kudos and praises for his mixtapes which; Dedication 2 (2006) and Da Drought 3 (2007).
Aside from being a talented musician, Lil Wayne is also a good actor. He’s starred in films such as Baller Blockin (2000), Hurricane Season (2009), and has also featured in TV series such as Saturday Night Live in 2004, 2008, and 2010, Wild ‘n’ Out in 2005, The Boondocks in 2007. He also signed Nicki Minaj along his career to Young Money Entertainment.
Awards and Nominations
Lil Wayne lives as one of the best rappers of all time. So it will not be a thing of surprise to know that he is one of the most decorated celebrities in the world.
- He has been nominated for the Grammy Awards 24 times and won it 5 times.
- He has been nominated for the Billboard’s Music Awards nine times and won it four times.
- Lil Wayne has also been nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards 13 times, winning it 2 times.
- He’s also had BET Awards nominations for a record 33 times, winning it 11 times.
- Lil Wayne has won the BET Hip Hop Awards 16 times with 52 nominations.He’s also been listed among the nominees of the American Music Awards 8 times, winning it just once.
- He’s won the Soul Train Music Awards 4 times after being nominated 12 times.
Lil Wayne, like other top artists, has social media presence. He is one of the most followed artists on social media, considering his fame and influence.
He is a big fan of selfies and taking pictures which he flaunts on his social handles.
Lil Wayne’s official handles are;
- Instagram: @ liltunechi
- Twitter: @LilTunechi
- Facebook: Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne walks with a height of 5 feet 5 inches, translated to 165cm, and weighs 61kg. His shoe size is 8 (US). The rapper has tattoos all over his body with a dreadlocks style of hair.
Lil Wayne is a proud father of four. He had his first child, a girl, on November 29, 1998, when he was only 16, by his high school girlfriend, Toya Johnson.
The lovers decided to make things permanent in holy matrimony held on Valentine’s day in 2004. Sadly, The duo went their separate ways after a divorce in 2006.
He had another child, his second on October 22, 2008, named Dwayne Carter III, this time to a radio broadcaster named Sarah Vivan. His third child Kameron Carter was born on September 9, 2009, to actress Lauren London.
He has another, his fourth from a different woman, a singer named Nivea, and gave the child the name Neal Carter.
Trina also carried his child but had an unfortunate miscarriage.
Lil Wayne was engaged to hot model, La’Tecia Thomas but later canceled the engagement in May 2020 for undisclosed reasons.
He also has a child whose name is Reginae Carter.
Lil Wayne‘s life is not perfect as it may look. He’s been convicted several times, including being convicted and subsequently sentenced to one year in prison on 8 March 2010 for crimes of criminal possession of a weapon and Marijuana.
He was in prison for eight months at Rikers Island Jail and was released on 4 November 2010.
Lil Wayne released his memoir titled, Gone Til’ November on October 11, 2016, where he shared his experience in Riker’s Island.
Lil Wayne is one of the richest and influential American celebrities in the world. He earns from his career as a rapper, actor, and record producer. Lil Wayne‘s estimated net worth is $150 Million.
Lil Wayne lives an extravagant lifestyle. Evidence is why he is reported to have paid a whopping $17 million to acquire a mansion in Miami Beach.
In addition, he drives a black Bugatti Veyron capable of reaching 60mph in 2.5 seconds. He also has a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe valued at $443,000.
He wears Dr. Dre’s headphones and has been spotted wearing a diamond pair of the expensive Beats headphone which costs around $1 million coupled with his $ 1 million diamond wrists watch. The American doesn’t look like getting poor real soon.
Lil Wayne‘s legacy in the music world would not be forgotten in a long time. The rapper has numerous songs which are still considered hits up to this moment.
Below is a compilation of Lil Wayne’s selected discography;
- 3 Peat (song)
- 4 My Town (Play Ball)
- 6 Foot 7 Foot
- 9 Piece
- 9mm (song)
- 100 Million
- Back That Thang Up
- Ball (song)
- Ballin’ (Young Jeezy song)
- Bandz a Make Her Dance
- Bang Bang Pow Pow
- He’s Dead
- Heard ’em All
- Hello (Stafford Brothers song)
- Karate Chop (song)
- Knockout (Lil Wayne song)
- Know What I’m Doin’
- Krazy (Lil Wayne song)
- High School (song)
- Hit the Lights (Jay Sean song)
- Holla at Me
- Hollywood Divorce
- Hot Girls
- Hot Revolver
- How Many Times (DJ Khaled song)
- How to Love
- Hustle Hard
- Be Like Me
- Believe Me (Lil Wayne song)
- Beware (Big Sean song)
- Bling Bling (song)
- Tha Block Is Hot (song)
- Blunt Blowin
- Bottles & Rockin’ J’s
- Bottom of the Bottle
- Earthquake (Lil Wayne song)
- Enough of No Love
- Every Girl (Young Money song
- Bow Chicka Wow Wow
- Bring It Back
- Da Da Da (Lil Wayne song)
- Death Wish (song)
- Dirty Dancer
- Don’t Cry (Lil Wayne song)
- Don’t Trip
- Down (Jay Sean song)
- Drop the World
- Gang (Polo G and Lil Wayne song)
- Get Your Shine On (Birdman song)
- Gimme That
- Girls Around the World
- Give It Up to Me
- I Am Not a Human Being (song)
- I Can Only Imagine (David Guetta song)
- I Can Transform Ya
- I Do It (2 Chainz song)
- I Do It (Lil Wayne song)
- I Don’t Like the Look of It
- I Feel Good (Lil Wayne song)
- I Get Crazy
- I Get Money (Birdman song)
- I Know (B.G. song
- Glory (Lil Wayne song)
- Go D.J.
- Gold (Kiiara song)
- Gonorrhea (song)
- Good Form (song)
- Good Time (Paris Hilton song)
- Gossip (Lil Wayne song)
- Got Money
- See You in My Nightmares
- Shawty Say
- She Doesn’t Put It Down
- She Will
- Shine (Lil Wayne song)
- Shoot Me Down (Lil Wayne song)
- Shooter (song)
- Ready to Go (Limp Bizkit song)
- Red Nation
- Respect My Conglomerate
- Respect Us
- Revolver (song)
- Pick Up Your Heart
- Pillowtalk (song)
- Pop Bottles
- Pop That
- Post Bail Ballin’
- Prom Queen (Lil Wayne song)
- Psycho (Lil Wayne song)
- Pull Up (Lil Wayne song)
- Push (Enrique Iglesias song)
- Rich As Fvck
- Rich Sex
- Right Above It
- Roger That (song)
- Roman Reloaded (song)
- Roman’s Revenge
- Sleazy Remix 2.0: Get Sleazier
- Smuckers (song)
- So Good (Electrik Red song)
- So Sharp (Mack 10 song)
- Soldier (Destiny’s Child song)
- Official Girl
- On Fire (Lil Wayne song)
- Only (Nicki Minaj song)
The top American artist, Lil Wayne has several albums to his name, the best of which is Cater III, which is still enjoyed by fans today.
See the list of Lil Wayne‘s studio albums below;
- Tha Block Is Hot (1999)
- Lights Out (2000)
- 500 Degreez (2002)
- Tha Carter (2004)
- Tha Carter II (2005)
- Tha Carter III (2008)
- Rebirth (2010)
- I Am Not a Human Being (2010)
- Tha Carter IV (2011)
- I Am Not a Human Being II (2013)
- Free Weezy Album (2015)
- Tha Carter V (2018)
- Funeral (2020)
- I Am Not a Human Being III (2021)
Lil Wayne is not only a good singer but one of the best actors in contemporary American films. He’s acted well in several movies such as;
- Baller Blockin’ Iceberg as Shorty (2000)
- Who’s Your Caddy? as Himself (2007)
- Hurricane Season as Lamont (2009)
- Freaknik: The Movie as Trap Jesus (2010).
- He also played a role in the following television series:
- 2004 MTV Cribs (September 22, 2004)
- The L-Bow Room (October 21, 2004)
- The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (October 29, 2004)
- 2010 Saturday Night Live as musical guest
- “Michael Phelps/Lil Wayne”
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2005)
- Wild ‘n Out as musical guest
- The Boondock as Jericho’s son(2007)
- Late Show with David Letterman (2009)
- America’s Best Dance Crew (2011)
- The World According to Paris (2011)
- Loiter Squad (2012)
- Present Skip and Shannon: Undisputed as musical guest (2016)
- Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta as Himself (2017)
- The Masked Singer as Robot/Himself (2020)