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  • 1982

    • September 27, 1982: To Jacida "Cita" Carter and Dwayne Michael Turner on September 27, 1982[1] and grew up in the Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • September 27, 1982: Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper and CEO. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • September 27, 1982: Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana), better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.

  • 1984


  • 1997


  • 1999

    • 1999: Let 'Em Burn, a compilation album of unreleased tracks recorded during 1999 and 2000, came out in 2003, several years after the group disbanded. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 1999: Also in 1999, Lil Wayne released his multi-platinum debut album Tha Block Is Hot, selling over two million copies. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 1999: Let 'Em Burn, a compilation album of unreleased tracks recorded during 1999 and 2000, came out in 2003, several years after the group disbanded. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.

  • 2000

    • 2000: His 2000 follow-up album Lights Out failed to attain the level of success achieved by his debut[1] but was certified gold by RIAA. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2000: His 2000 follow-up album Lights Out failed to attain the level of success achieved by his debut[1] but was certified gold by RIAA. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • 2000s: After gaining fame with two other albums in the early 2000s, Lil Wayne reached higher popularity with 2004's Tha Carter and its two subsequent albums Tha Carter II (2005) and Tha Carter III (2008). - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • December 19, 2000: Lights Out is a second album by Lil Wayne, released December 19, 2000, on Cash Money and Universal Records. - Lights Out (Lil Wayne album), Wikipedia.

  • 2002


  • 2004

    • 2004: In the summer of 2004, Wayne's album Tha Carter came out, marking what critics considered advancement in his rapping style and lyrical themes. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: Wayne and Johnson married on Valentine's Day of 2004 and divorced in 2006. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: In the summer of 2004, Wayne's album Tha Carter came out, marking what critics considered advancement in his rapping style and lyrical themes. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.

  • 2005

    • January, 2005: After earning his GED, Wayne enrolled at the University of Houston in January 2005 with plans to major in political science. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • January, 2005: After earning his GED, Wayne enrolled at the University of Houston in January 2005 with plans to major in political science. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • 2005: Lil Wayne was named president of Cash Money, and in the same year he founded Young Money Entertainment as an imprint of Cash Money. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: The sequel to Tha Carter, Tha Carter II, was released. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • December, 2005: Tha Carter II, the follow-up to the original Tha Carter album, was released in December 2005, this time without production by longtime Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh, who had since left the label. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • December, 2005: Tha Carter II, the follow-up to the original Tha Carter album, was released in December 2005, this time without production by longtime Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh, who had since left the label. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.

  • 2006


  • 2007

    • March, 2007: An article in Urb magazine in March 2007 asserted that Wayne had been earning high grades at Houston. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Lil Wayne shot 30 music videos in prep for his prison sentence for a 2007 gun charge, including two music videos for Tha Carter IV. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Initially planned to be released in 2007, Tha Carter III's largest delay came after the majority of the tracks were leaked and distributed on mixtapes, such as "The Drought Is Over Pt. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Initially planned to be released in 2007, Tha Carter III's largest delay came after the majority of the tracks were leaked and distributed on mixtapes, such as "The Drought Is Over Pt. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • 2007: Former Hot Boy member Lil Wayne was named president of Cash Money Records and CEO of Young Money Entertainment, giving the rapper full creative control over all releases under the two labels. - Cash Money Records, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone magazine considered the mixtapes Da Drought 3 and The Drought Is Over 2 "among the best albums of 2007."[24] - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: However, as of late 2007, Lil Wayne reported that he has stepped down from the management of both labels and has handed management of Young Money over to Cortez Bryant. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • July 22, 2007: Lil Wayne was arrested in New York City following a performance at the Beacon Theatre; the New York City Police Department discovered Lil Wayne and another man smoking marijuana near a tour bus. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • July 22, 2007: Lil Wayne was arrested in New York City following a performance at the Beacon Theatre; the New York City Police Department discovered Lil Wayne and another man smoking marijuana near a tour bus. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • October 5, 2007: Another arrest was on October 5, 2007, following a performance at Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho, on felony fugitive charges after Georgia authorities accused the rapper of possessing a controlled substance. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • October 5, 2007: Another arrest was on October 5, 2007, following a performance at Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho, on felony fugitive charges after Georgia authorities accused the rapper of possessing a controlled substance. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • December 18, 2007: The Leak was to be released December 18, 2007, with the actual album being delayed until March 18, 2008,[29] The release of The Leak in this format never came to fruition, but an official EP titled The Leak and containing five tracks was released digitally on December 25, 2007. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • December 18, 2007: The Leak was to be released December 18, 2007, with the actual album being delayed until March 18, 2008,[29] The release of The Leak in this format never came to fruition, but an official EP titled The Leak and containing five tracks was released digitally on December 25, 2007. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.

  • 2008

    • January 23, 2008: Lil Wayne was arrested alongside two others. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • February 22, 2008: Running back Kevin Faulk was issued a misdemeanor summons after he was found with four marijuana cigarettes at a Lil Wayne concert in Lafayette, Louisiana. - 2008 New England Patriots season, Wikipedia.
    • June 10, 2008: Tha Carter III was released on June 10, 2008, selling more than a million copies in its first week of release, the first to do so since 50 Cent's The Massacre in 2005. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: Wayne was then named the first ever MTV Man of the Year at the end of 2008. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • June 10, 2008: Tha Carter III was released on June 10, 2008, selling more than a million copies in its first week of release, the first to do so since 50 Cent's The Massacre in 2005. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • 2008: Lil Wayne also performed at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards with Kid Rock ("All Summer Long"), Leona Lewis ("DontGetIt (Misunderstood)") and T-Pain ("Got Money"). - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: Wayne was then named the first ever MTV Man of the Year at the end of 2008. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • 2008: The lineup for New Orleans' 2008 Voodoo Experience concert, held in October, featured Lil Wayne. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: His most successful album, Tha Carter III, was released in 2008. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: He later performed at the homecoming rally at Vanderbilt University[38] and the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards with 12 nominations. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • 2008: He later performed at the homecoming rally at Vanderbilt University[37] and the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards with 12 nominations. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • July 14, 2008: The Recording Industry Association of America certified Tha Carter III two times platinum. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • July 14, 2008: The Recording Industry Association of America certified Tha Carter III two times platinum. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • September 24, 2008: Lil Wayne published his first blog for ESPN in their issue, ESPN The Magazine. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • September 9, 2008: His third child, Lennox Samuel Ari, was born to actress Lauren London on September 9, 2009. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • September 24, 2008: Lil Wayne published his first blog for ESPN in their issue, ESPN The Magazine. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • October 22, 2008: His second child, Dwayne III, was born on October 22, 2008 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • October, 2008: In an October 2008 interview with MTV News, Lil Wayne announced plans to re-release this album with all new tracks, including a duet with Ludacris and remixes of "A Milli". - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • October, 2008: In an October 2008 interview with MTV News, Lil Wayne announced plans to re-release this album with all new tracks, including a duet with Ludacris and remixes of "A Milli". - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • November 11, 2008: Wayne became the first hip-hop act to ever perform at the CMA awards. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • November 11, 2008: Wayne became the first hip-hop act to ever perform at the Country Music Awards. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.

  • 2009

    • January 6, 2009: Lil Wayne was a guest debater going up against Skip Bayless on the "1st & 10" segment on the January 6, 2009 edition of ESPN First Take. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • January 27, 2009: "Prom Queen", the first buzz single, debuted on January 27 immediately after a live Internet broadcast of his concert in San Diego. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • January 6, 2009: Lil Wayne was a guest debater going up against Skip Bayless on the "1st & 10" segment on the January 6, 2009 edition of ESPN First Take. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • February 10, 2009: He also appeared on ESPN's Around The Horn and beat out veterans Woody Paige, Jay Mariotti and fellow New Orleanian Michael Smith to win that show's episode. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • February 10, 2009: He also appeared on ESPN's Around The Horn and beat out veterans Woody Paige, Jay Mariotti and fellow New Orleanian Michael Smith to win that show's episode. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • February 7, 2009: He presented the Top Ten List on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • February 7, 2009: He presented the Top Ten List on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • February 7, 2009: As of February 7, the album has currently sold 291,300 copies. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • April 24, 2009: He then appeared on an April 24 episode of The View - talking about his GED and addictions. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • April 7, 2009: The Rebirth album was originally scheduled for a April 7, 2009 release, however after numerous delays, the album was released on February 2, 2010. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Wayne told CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric on her All Access Grammy Special in 2009 that he enjoys smoking marijuana recreationally. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Wayne told CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric on her All Access Grammy Special in 2009 that he enjoys smoking marijuana recreationally. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • 2009: He will release a rock album titled Rebirth in 2009. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • 2009: And was a presenter of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: MTV listed Lil Wayne number two on their 2009 list of the Hottest MCs In The Game. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Prior to the 2009 Grammy Awards, Wayne was featured in an interview with Katie Couric. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Wayne said Tha Carter IV will be released in 2009 just before the holidays. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Wayne said Tha Carter IV will be released in 2009 just before the holidays. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • 2009: Prior to the 2009 Grammy Awards, Wayne was featured in an interview with Katie Couric. - Lil Wayne, Music_wikia.
    • August 26, 2009: He stated that the new music is "lyrically classic Madonna with an edgy modern sound."[6] Her official website also confirmed the presence of the track "Revolver", featuring rapper Lil Wayne, when they announced the final track listing for the CD and DVD on August 26, 2009. - Celebration (Madonna album), Wikipedia.
    • September, 2009: Wayne appeared in an episode of VH1's Behind the Music. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • September 15, 2009: Canadian rapper Drake also released his collaboration with Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem called "Forever" on September 15, 2009. - More Than a Game (soundtrack), Wikipedia.
    • September 10, 2009: The show was resurrected on September 10, 2009 and aired profiles on Lil Wayne, T.I. and Pink. - Behind the Music, Wikipedia.
    • October 17, 2009: The song was knocked off the top of the chart to Number 5 on October 17 by "Down" by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne. - I Gotta Feeling, Wikipedia.
    • October, 2009: Lil Wayne, Birdman, Cash Money Records and various music distribution outlets were sued for copyright infringement by Thomas Marasciullo, who claims his voice was used without permission. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • October 22, 2009: Lil Wayne pled guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • November 30, 2009: He had his fourth child, Neal, on November 30, 2009 with singer Nivea. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • November 10, 2009: "Give It Up to Me" was released as the second single from the album (third overall) in Canada and the US on November 10, 2009 and features rapper Lil Wayne. - She Wolf (album), Wikipedia.
    • December 23, 2009: Wayne released a collaboration album with Young Money, with the first single confirmed as "Every Girl". - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • December 18, 2009: Wayne and 11 others were detained at the Falfurrias, Texas border patrol checkpoint after an unknown amount of marijuana was found on two of his tour buses[100] - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • December 3, 2009: Lil Wayne's second single "On Fire" was released on iTunes. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.

  • 2010

    • January 27, 2010: "Prom Queen", the first official single, debuted on January 27 immediately after a live Internet broadcast on Ustream[47] of his concert in San Diego. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • February 9, 2010: Lil Wayne's attorney announced that the sentencing was delayed until March 2 due to dental surgery,[102] which was performed on February 16. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • February, 2010: He was due for sentencing in February 2010 and was expected to receive a one-year jail sentence. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • February 2, 2010: Rebirth is the seventh studio album by American rapper Lil Wayne, released February 2, 2010 on Cash Money Records. - Rebirth (Lil Wayne album), Wikipedia.
    • March 17, 2010: A bench warrant was issued on March 17, 2010 when Lil Wayne didn't show for a final trial management conference. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • March, 2010: Critical reception of that album was heavily negative, and the album was released a month before Lil Wayne began serving a yearlong jail sentence for weapon possession in March 2010. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • March 8, 2010: Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison, which he is currently serving in Rikers Island. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • March 8, 2010: Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison, which he is currently serving in Rikers Island. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.
    • 2010: Lil Wayne released his first rock album, Rebirth, in 2010. - Lil Wayne, Wikipedia.






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