Lil Wayne Biography: Age, Career, Spouse, Family, Net Worth
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Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., professionally known as Lil Wayne is a famous American musician, rapper, and songwriter. Wayne is considered to be among the top hip-hop performers of his time and is frequently referred to as being among the best hip-hop artists ever.
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|Full Names||Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.
|Stage Name||Lil Wayne
|Date Of Birth||27 September 1982|
|Age||41 Years Old|
|Place of Birth||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
|Occupation||Rapper • Entrepreneur
|Academics||University of Phoenix|
|Net Worth||$170 million|
Lil Wayne Biography
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982) The rapper, who chose Lil Wayne as an expert stage name is a gifted and well-known American musician and actor, record executive, and entrepreneur.
Lil Wayne is widely regarded by experts to be one of the top hip-hop artists today and is often seen as the most influential rapper ever to appear on stage.
The well-known rapper is known as Baby D, Tunechi, Weezy F. Baby as well as the President.
He is famous for his smash hits mixtapes, singles, and mixtapes particularly albums, A Milli and Lollipop.
Lil Wayne was born on the 27th of September 1982, under the initial title Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. in the area of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America.
He lived for a few years of his life living in the poverty Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The American child was raised in extreme poverty. Lil Wayne‘s life was made even more miserable at age 2 when his parents separated and his father, according to reports, had left the family. This meant that his mother was forced to work hard by working as a cook.
The situation even reached hey-wire in 1994, when a twelve-year-old Lil Wayne sustained self-inflicted gunshots to the chest, in a bid to take his own life. He was determined to take his own life following his mother urged him to quit his rap-related relationships.
Her mother, Jacida Carter has remarried again, and this time, to an individual whose name was Reginald McDonald, who has passed away and whom Lil Wayne considers his “real father. He even tattooed the name of his stepfather’s deceased.
His stepfather passed away on the 20th of July, 1997, after being allegedly kidnapped at a nightclub. He then was thrown from the vehicle following his escape after being shot.
The infant Lil Wayne was admitted to a program for gifted students located at Lafayette Elementary School. Later, he was transferred to Eleanor McMain Secondary School where he continued his studies over two years.
In the early years of Marion Abramson Senior High School, Lil Wayne quit school to pursue his music career. He was only fourteen years old.
He then was enrolled in the University of Houston in January 2005. He left after a short time due to his busy life.
He decided to go to an online college, which is the reason he decided to study at the University of Phoenix which is an online university that he attended to study Psychology.
How old is Lil Wayne? He was born on the 27th of September 1982, and he is 41 years old as of 2023.
Lil Wayne discovered his talents at age 8 when he began writing rap lyrics before he was discovered by Bryan Williams, who is an American musician, rapper along with co-founder and founder of the most prestigious American record label, Cash Money Records in the year 1991.
Bryan Williams, who also uses the aliases Birdman and Baby was awed by Lil Wayne’s talent and entrusted himself to mentor the inexperienced and young Lil Wayne. The result was that the singer ( Lil Wayne) was featured as a participant in Cash Money Records.
He then joined the American hip-hop scene as a teenager.
the duo of vocalists called duo of singers known as B.G.’z, who featured rapper Lil Doogie released their debut album titled The True Story on July 29, 1995.
Lil Wayne soon became a major part of a hip-hop group called Hot Boys formed in 1996 and, in 1999, the group released their second album called Guerrilla Warfare which was a top contender on the Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums chart and then climbed to the 5th spot on Billboard 200 bringing the group as well as Lil Wayne much well-deserved attention.
Then, Lil Wayne was inspired to create his first solo album, which was titled Tha Block is Hot which came out on Cash Money Records on November 2, 1999. The album had remarkable success and even climbed to No. 3 on the Billboard 200, which earned the artist the Platinum certification from RIAA.
He released two more albums, following “Lights Out” in 2000, and 500 Degreez in 2002, but neither could compare to his first Tha Block is Hot album.
His fourth album, Tha Carter released by Cash Money Records on June 29, 2004. The album was released at No. 5 on Billboard’s 200. It sold eleven6,000 copies within the first week on the US market. The album also earned gold certification from the RIAA.
Lil Wayne was named head of Cash Money in the summer of 2005. He achieved the feat of a lifetime in 2005 when he established the label Young Money Entertainment which was a brand that was part of Cash Money Records. However, due to an undisclosed reason in 2007, he quit the management of both labels.
The singer has released his 5th studio album Cater II, which was a follow-up to the album Tha Carter and was released by Universal Distribution in collaboration with Cash Money Records on December 6, 2005. The album surpassed expectations and even beat the record set by its predecessor when it debuted at number 2 on Billboard’s 200 album chart, selling more than 240,000 copies during just the initial week.
The Carter II was rewarded with a gold-certified certificate from RIAA on January 18, 2006, and then three weeks later, the car received platinum.
It couldn’t get any better before the release of what could be called his greatest album ever which he named Cater III which was released on the 10th of June, 2008. The album reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and garnered triple-platinum certification from RIAA on the 12th of February, 2009.
Carter III Carter III was also the reason for the first Grammy prize in the category of Best Rap Album in 2009. Even in 2009, he won three additional Grammy awards for Best Rap Solo Performance by A Milli Best Rap Track for Lollipop as well as the award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the song Swagga Like Us alongside T.I, Jay-Z, and Kanye West.
Other notable albums to his credit include Rebirth (2010), Tha Carter IV(2011), Free Weezy Album (2015), and more. There are also collaborations and performances with other artists throughout the time.
Lil Wayne also was praised and awarded kudos for his mixtapes including Dedication 2 (2006) and Da Drought 3 (2007).
In addition to being a skilled artist, Lil Wayne is also a great actor. He has appeared in films like Baller Blockin (2000), and Hurricane Season (2009), and was also a part of TV shows such as Saturday Night Live in 2004 as well as 2008, 2010, Wild ‘n’ Out in 2005, and The Boondocks in 2007. He has signed Nicki Minaj throughout his career path 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 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.
- 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)
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)
- 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)
Lil Wayne walks at five feet and 5 inches, which translates to 165cm, and weighs at 61 kg. The size of his shoes is 8. (US). The rapper is tattooed all over his body and is sporting hair in a dreadlocks-style.
Lil Wayne is the proud father of four children. He was blessed with his first daughter and a daughter on the 29th of November 1998, when he was just 16 years old, with his high school girlfriend Toya Johnson.
The couple made a decision to be forever together during a holy wedding ceremony held on Valentine’s Day, 2004. Unfortunately, the couple parted to separate after the divorce in 2006.
He also had a second child, his second born on 22 October 2008, called Dwayne Carter III, and this time, to a radio broadcaster called Sarah Vivan. The third child of his Kameron Carter was born on September 9, 2009, in the home of the actress Lauren London.
He also has a fourth child from another woman, who is a singer called Nivea who named the child Neal Carter.
Trina also had his baby but suffered an unlucky miscarriage.
Lil Wayne was engaged to a hot model La’Tecia Thomas but she later cancelled his engagement on May 20, 2020, due to unknown reasons.
Also, he has a daughter named Reginae Carter.
Lil Wayne‘s life isn’t as perfect as it appears. He’s been sentenced on multiple instances and was found guilty and sentenced to a year in prison on the 8th of March in 2010 for committing crimes involving the illegal possession of a firearm, as well as Marijuana.
He was imprisoned for eight months in Rikers Island Jail. He was released on the 4th of November the 4th of November, 2010.
Lil Wayne released his memoir, Gone Til’ November on the 11th of October 2016 in which he discussed his experiences in Riker’s Island.
Lil Wayne has engaged the likes of La’Tecia Thomas (2019-2020), Dhea Sodano (2012-2019), Sarah Bellew (2009), Trina (2005-2007), Nivea (2002-2009), Lauren London (2007-2009) and Toya Johnson (2003-2016).
He has been in relationships with celebrities such as Patricia Caves (2015), Christina Milian (2014-2015), Veronica Mejia (2012), Candace Cabrera (2010-2014), Skylar Diggins (2010-2011), Dana Lee (2009), Zena Foster (2009-2010), Tammy Torres (2009-2011), Keri Hilson (2008-2009) Teairra Mar (2008-2011), Shanell Woodgett (2008-2011), Farrah Franklin (2007), Karrine Steffans (2007-2014), Solange (2006-2008), Adrienne Williams-Bosh (2004-2009) and Meagan Good (1998-2001).
Lil Wayne been rumored to have been dating Kimberly Rose (2015-2021), Paris Richards (2015), Sivan, ErikaFBaby (2015), Chandra Davis (2015), Sylver Karatz (2015), Ashlee Monroe (2012-2015), Saralyn Rivera (2012), Kat Stacks (2010), Jenna Shea (2009-2010), Draya Michele, Heather Sanders (2009), Bethany Benz (2008), Kiely Williams (2002), Bibi Bourelly and Bonita.
Lil Wayne is one of the wealthiest and most influential American famous people around the globe. He earns his money from his profession as an actor, rapper, and record producer. Lil Wayne‘s estimated net worth is $170 million as of 2023.
Lil Wayne lives an extravagant lifestyle. This is the reason he is believed to have paid a staggering $17 million for the mansion situated in Miami Beach.
Additionally, he drives his black Bugatti Veyron which can reach a speed of 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Additionally, he owns a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe worth $443,000.
He is wearing Dr. Dre’s headphones. He was seen wearing a diamond pair of the costly Beats headphones, which cost about $1 million, paired with a $ 1 million wristwatch. The American isn’t likely to become poor any time soon.
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