Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

About Lil Wayne

Known for: Young Money Records CEO, ''Lollipop'' ''Six Foot Seven''

Lil Wayne started his rap career as a member of the Hot Boys along with fellow members, Juvenile, B.G., and Turk. They released 'Get It How U Live!' in 1997 and the highly successful 'Guerrilla Warfare' in 1999. Also in 1999, Lil Wayne released his solo album 'Tha Block Is Hot' at age 17.

Lil Wayne reached new heights with his 'Tha Carter' trilogy releasing 'Tha Carter' in 2004, 'Tha Carter II' in 2005 and 'Tha Carter III' in 2008, which sold over a million copies in its first week. Following 'Tha Carter III,' he secured eight Grammy Awards nominations. He's had two number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, "Lollipop," featuring Static Major and "Down" with Jay Sean. Lil Wayne released his first rock album titled 'Rebirth' in 2010.

Lil Wayne was sentenced on March 9, 2010 to a year in jail for having a loaded gun on his tour bus in 2007.

Lil Wayne released his 8th studio album, 'I Am Not A Human Being' on October 12, 2010. The album came out while he was serving time in jail. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Wayne was released from jail on November 4, 2010 after spending eight months in New York City's Rikers Island.

In December 2010, Wayne released the single ''Six Foot Seven.'' He announced it will be the lead single off his next album, 'The Carter IV,' which is scheduled to be released on August 29.