Lil Wayne, the American rapper/songwriter was born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lil Wayne is one of today’s most popular and talented rappers. He has been creating rhymes since he was eight years old. He grew up in the poor neighbourhood of Hollygrove. His father abandoned their family when he was only two years old. This is also why Lil Wayne preferred to be called ‘Wayne’ rather than his given name Dwayne because for him, it was the name of his father and his father has never been there for him. At age 15, he started his professional musical career when he joined the Hot Boys. He made a name for himself in the hip-hop scene and being in the spotlight for more than a decade now, he has been giving his fans only the best of Lil Wayne songs.
The music industry is known to produce great artists time and time again and Lil Wayne is one of its top successful rappers in the world to date. He has made his importance felt and known to the world by developing his own style of blending hip-hop and rap. Under his credits, he has a series of huge popular albums that contains chart-topping and the best of Lil Wayne songs.
Since the start of his career, Lil Wayne has had a long list of nominations and awards under his belt. Some of the best of Lil Wayne songs that have garnered awards are as follows. In 2007, his collaboration DJ Khaled, Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, and Birdman with ‘We Takin Over’ won the Best Video for Ozone Awards and the Coolest Collaboration with Vibe Music Awards. In the same year, ‘Stuntin Like My Daddy’ with Birdman was awarded with Viewer’s Choice by the BET Awards and Alltel People’s Champ by BET Hip Hop Awards. ‘You’ was also awarded with the Best Rap/R&B Collaboration by the Ozone Awards in 2007.
His song ‘A Milli’ was awarded with People’s Champ and Track of the Year by BET Hip Hop Awards in 2008. ‘Lollipop’ won the Best Ringtone of the Year while ‘I’m So Hood (Remix)’ was the Best Hip Hop collaboration. ‘Lollipop’ also won the Viewer’s choice by the BET Awards and the Best Hip Hop Video by the MTV Video Music Awards in 2008. In 2009, Grammy Awards awarded Wayne’s ‘Lollipop’ with Best Rap Song, ‘Swagga Like Us’ with Best Rap Performance By a Group, and ‘A Milli’ with Best Rap Solo Performance. The ASCAP Awards awarded Wayne with Award Winning Rap Song for ‘Forever’ and ‘Mrs. Officer’. ‘No Ceiling’ was awarded with Mixtape of the Year and ‘Drop the World’ with The People’s Crown by the Sucker Free Summit Awards in 2010. Recently, his ‘Look At Me Now’ won the Video of The Year, Best Collaboration, and Viewer’s Choice Award by the BET Awards 2011.
This love-him-or-hate-him artist has produced songs that can be heard at almost every party and can be found on the list of every music buff. Even when he was sentenced to jail for about 8 months in 2010, Lil Wayne continued working and has produced award-winning albums. Since his release he has been hard at work touring, will sell-out Lil Wayne tickets and shows around the globe.