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For singles by Lil Wayne, see Lil Wayne singles discography. For music videos by Lil Wayne, see Lil Wayne videography.
Lil Wayne discography
A black-and-white photograph of an African-American man wearing a baseball cap and a bandana closing his eyes
Lil Wayne in 2006
Releases
Studio albums 11
EPs 2
Singles 192
Music videos 136
Remix albums 1
Mixtapes 19
Promotional singles 13

American rapper Lil Wayne has released eleven studio albums, one remix album, two extended plays, nineteen mixtapes, one-hundred and ninety-two singles, thirteen promotional singles and one-hundred and thirty-six music videos. Born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., Lil Wayne began his career when he was a teenager. In 1993, Lil Wayne teamed with fellow rapper B.G. to form the duo The B.G.'z; they released an album True Story in 1995.[1] Lil Wayne joined the group Hot Boys in 1997; Hot Boys would release three albums: Get It How U Live! in 1997, Guerrilla Warfare in 1999, and Let 'Em Burn in 2003. In 1998, Lil Wayne appeared on the hit single "Back That Thang Up" by fellow Hot Boys rapper Juvenile.[2]

Lil Wayne made his solo debut in 1999 with Tha Block Is Hot, which went platinum and yielded the singles "Tha Block Is Hot", "Respect Us", and "Get Off the Corner". His later albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002) attracted minor attention, and Lil Wayne appeared on the Big Tymers' hit single "#1 Stunna" in 2000. Beginning in 2003, Lil Wayne began recording a series of mixtapes titled Da Drought that led up to his 2004 album Tha Carter. "Go D.J.", the lead single from Tha Carter, reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and Lil Wayne also made a guest performance on another top ten single, "Soldier" by Destiny's Child. In 2005, Tha Carter II came out with the singles "Fireman", "Hustler Muzik", and "Shooter".[2]

With rapper Birdman, Lil Wayne released collaborative album Like Father, Like Son in 2006; that album included the single "Stuntin' Like My Daddy". That single reached #21 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. In 2006 and 2007, Lil Wayne focused on recording mixtapes, including the Dedication series hosted by DJ Drama and Da Drought 3, and guest performances for other artists. Many popular hip hop and R&B singles of those years featured Lil Wayne, including "Gimme That" by Chris Brown, "Make It Rain" by Fat Joe, "You" by Lloyd, "We Takin' Over" by DJ Khaled, "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)" by Wyclef Jean, and "Duffle Bag Boy" by Playaz Circle.

In 2008, Lil Wayne released his best-selling album yet, Tha Carter III. The album featured the number-one single "Lollipop", a collaboration with Static Major, and other top 20 singles "A Milli", "Got Money" (featuring T-Pain), and "Mrs. Officer" (featuring Bobby Valentino). Certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America,[3] Tha Carter III won the Best Rap Album award at the 2009 Grammy Awards, "Lollipop" won the Best Rap Song award, and "A Milli" won the Best Rap Solo Performance Award.[4] Lil Wayne founded record label Young Money Entertainment and released a collaborative album featuring rappers signed to the label, We Are Young Money, in 2009, followed by his debut rock music album Rebirth in 2010. While serving an 8-month prison sentence in New York he released another album entitled I Am Not a Human Being, originally intended only to be an EP but upgraded to a full album, in September 2010, featuring Young Money artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Twist. His latest album, Tha Carter IV was released on August 29, 2011. It includes the singles "6 Foot 7 Foot", featuring Cory Gunz, "John" featuring Rick Ross, "How to Love" and "She Will" featuring Drake. His album sales in the United States stand at over 15 million copies as of July 2013,[5] and his digital track sales stand at over 37 million digital copies.[6]

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[7]
US
R&B

[8]
US
Rap

[9]
AUS
[10]
CAN
[11]
FRA
[12]
IRL
[13]
NZ
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
Tha Block Is Hot 3 1
Lights Out
  • Released: December 19, 2000 (US)[19]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
16 2
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
500 Degreez 6 1
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
Tha Carter
  • Released: June 29, 2004 (US)[22]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
5 2 1
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
Tha Carter II
  • Released: December 6, 2005 (US)[24]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 1 1 26
  • RIAA: Platinum[3]
Like Father, Like Son
(with Birdman)
  • Released: October 31, 2006 (US)[26]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 1 1
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
Tha Carter III
  • Released: June 10, 2008 (US)[27]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal Motown
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
1 1 1 47 1 25 34 10 17 23
Rebirth
  • Released: February 2, 2010 (US)[31]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Motown
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
2 1 1 51 5 86 45 33 15 24
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
I Am Not a Human Being
  • Released: September 27, 2010 (US)[33]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Motown
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
1 1 1 60 4 167 84 46 56
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
Tha Carter IV
  • Released: August 29, 2011 (US)[34]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 1 1 9 1 14 19 8 9 8
  • US: 2,296,000[35]
  • World: 3,500,000[36]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[3]
  • BPI: Silver[29]
I Am Not a Human Being II
  • Released: March 26, 2013 (US)[37]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 2 1 43 5 24 85 35 29
Tha Carter V
  • Scheduled: 2015 (US)
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
To be released
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US US
R&B
US
Rap
We Are Young Money[39]
  • Released: December 21, 2009 (US)[39]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 3 1
  • RIAA: Gold[3]
Rich Gang[40]
  • Released: July 23, 2013 (US)[40]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 2 2
Young Money: Rise of an Empire[41]
  • Released: March 11, 2014 (US)[41]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 4 2

Remix albums

List of remix albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
R&B

[8]
Tha Carter II
(Chopped and Screwed)

(with Michael "5000" Watts)
  • Released: May 7, 2006 (US)[42]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
64

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
R&B

[8]
The Leak
  • Released: December 25, 2007 (US)[43]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: Digital download
Mr. Carter
  • Released: November 23, 2009 (US)[44]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Formats: CD
60
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[7]
US
Ind.

[45]
US
R&B

[8]
US
Rap

[9]
SQ1
(with The Sqad)
  • Released: 2002 (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
SQ2
(with The Sqad)
  • Released: 2002 (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
SQ3
(with The Sqad)
  • Released: 2002 (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
SQ4
(with The Sqad)
  • Released: 2002 (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
SQ5
(with The Sqad)
  • Released: 2003 (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
SQ6
(with The Sqad)
  • Released: 2003 (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
SQ7 – 10,000 Bars
(with The Sqad)
  • Released: 2003 (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Da Drought
  • Released: 2003 (US)[46]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Da Drought 2
  • Released: 2004 (US)[47]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: CD, digital download
The Prefix
  • Released: February 2004 (US)[48]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: CD, digital download
The Suffix
(with DJ Khaled)
  • Released: 2005 (US)[49]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: CD, digital download
The Dedication
(with DJ Drama)
  • Released: December 13, 2005 (US)[50]
  • Label: On the Low
  • Formats: CD, digital download
93
Dedication 2
(with DJ Drama)
  • Released: September 4, 2006 (US)[51]
  • Label: BCD
  • Formats: CD, digital download
30 85
Da Drought 3
  • Released: May 11, 2007 (US)[52]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Dedication 3
(with DJ Drama)
  • Released: December 16, 2008 (US)[53]
  • Label: Aphilliates
  • Formats: CD, digital download
111 12 28 9
No Ceilings
  • Released: October 31, 2009 (US)[54]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money
  • Formats: Digital download
Sorry 4 the Wait
  • Released: July 13, 2011 (US)[55]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money
  • Formats: Digital download
Dedication 4
(with DJ Drama)
  • Released: September 3, 2012 (US)[56]
  • Label: Young Money, Aphilliates
  • Formats: Digital download
56
Dedication 5
(with DJ Drama)
  • Released: September 1, 2013 (US)[57]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Formats: Digital download
Sorry 4 the Wait 2[58]
  • Released: January 20, 2015
  • Label: Young Money
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

See also

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