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Lil Wayne albums discography
Lil Wayne in Concert.jpg
Lil Wayne performing in New York City
Studio albums12
Compilation albums3
EPs2
Mixtapes25

American rapper Lil Wayne has released twelve studio albums, one collaborative album, three compilation albums, two extended plays, and twenty mixtapes. Wayne made his album debut in 1999, with Tha Block Is Hot, which was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. His later albums, Lights Out released in 2000, and 500 Degreez, released in 2002, attracted minor attention. In 2004, he released the first of his infamous Carter series, with Tha Carter. In 2005, Tha Carter II was released. In 2006, Wayne released a collaborative album with rapper Birdman, titled Like Father, Like Son. In 2008, Wayne released his best-selling album so far, titled Tha Carter III. Certified triple platinum by the RIAA,[1] Tha Carter III won the Best Rap Album award at the 2009 Grammy Awards.[2] 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, in September 2010. The latest addition to Tha Carter series, Tha Carter IV, was released on August 29, 2011. In 2013, Wayne released a sequel to his 2010 album I Am Not a Human Being, titled I Am Not a Human Being II, followed by two compilation albums with his labels, Rich Gang (2013), and Young Money: Rise of an Empire (2014). Tha Carter V was released on September 28, 2018. Lil Wayne released another album, Funeral, on January 31, 2020.

As of 2018, all of Wayne's albums have been certified at least gold by the RIAA. His album sales in the United States stand at over 15 million copies as of July 2013,[3] and his digital track sales stand at over 37 million digital copies.[4]

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[5]
US
R&B

[6]
US
Rap

[7]
AUS
[8]
CAN
[9]
FRA
[10]
IRL
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
[14]
Tha Block Is Hot 3 1
Lights Out
  • Released: December 19, 2000[17]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
16 2
500 Degreez
  • Released: July 23, 2002[18]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Format: CD, LP, download
6 1
Tha Carter
  • Released: June 29, 2004[19]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Format: CD, LP, download
5 2 1
Tha Carter II
  • Released: December 6, 2005[21]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
2 1 1 26
  • RIAA: Platinum[1]
Like Father, Like Son
(with Birdman)
  • Released: October 31, 2006[23]
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
3 1 1
Tha Carter III 1 1 1 47 1 25 34 10 17 23
Rebirth
  • Released: February 2, 2010[28]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Motown
  • Format: CD, LP, download
2 1 1 51 5 86 45 33 15 24
I Am Not a Human Being
  • Released: September 27, 2010[30]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Motown
  • Format: CD, LP, download
1 1 1 60 4 167 84 46 56
Tha Carter IV
  • Released: August 29, 2011[31]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money, Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
1 1 1 9 1 14 19 8 9 8
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[1]
  • BPI: Gold[26]
I Am Not a Human Being II
  • Released: March 26, 2013[34]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
2 2 1 43 5 24 85 35 29
Free Weezy Album
Tha Carter V
  • Released: September 28, 2018
  • Label: Young Money, Republic, Universal
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
1 1 1 6 1 5
[37]
3
[38]
12 5
  • RIAA: Platinum[1]
Funeral
  • Released: January 31, 2020[40]
  • Label: Young Money, Republic, Universal
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
1 1 1 68 5 110
[41]
73
[42]
29 61
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[44]
US
R&B

[45]
US
Rap

[46]
We Are Young Money
(as part of Young Money)
  • Released: December 21, 2009[47]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, download
9 3 1
Rich Gang
(as part of Rich Gang)
  • Released: July 23, 2013[49]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, download
9 2 2
Rise of an Empire
(as part of Young Money)
  • Released: March 11, 2014[50]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, download
7 4 2

Extended plays

List of extended plays
Title EP details
The Leak
  • Released: December 25, 2007[51]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: Download
In Tune We Trust
  • Released: July 5, 2017[52]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Format: Streaming audio

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[5]
US
Ind.

[53]
US
R&B

[6]
US
Rap

[7]
SQ1
(with Sqad Up)
  • Released: 2002[54]
  • Formats: Download
SQ2
(with Sqad Up)
  • Released: 2002[55]
  • Formats: Download
SQ3
(with Sqad Up)
  • Released: 2002[56]
  • Formats: Download
SQ4
(with Sqad Up)
  • Released: 2002[57]
  • Formats: Download
SQ5
(with Sqad Up)
  • Released: 2003[58]
  • Formats: Download
SQ6
(with Sqad Up)
  • Released: 2003[59]
  • Formats: Download
SQ6: Tha Remix
(with Sqad Up)
  • Released: 2003[60]
  • Formats: Download
SQ7 (10,000 Bars)
(with Sqad Up)
  • Released: 2003[61]
  • Formats: Download
Da Drought
  • Released: 2003[62]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: Download
Da Drought 2
  • Released: 2004[63]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: Download
The Prefix
  • Released: February 2004[64]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: Download
Young Money: The Mixtape Vol. 1
(with Young Money)
  • Released: October 6, 2005[65]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Format: Download
The Suffix
  • Released: November 20, 2005[66][67]
  • Label: Cash Money
  • Formats: Download
The Dedication
  • Released: December 13, 2005[68]
  • Label: On the Low
  • Formats: Download
93
Dedication 2
  • Released: September 4, 2006[69]
  • Label: BCD
  • Formats: Download
30 85
Da Drought 3
  • Released: May 11, 2007[70]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Formats: Download
Dedication 3
  • Released: December 16, 2008[71]
  • Label: Aphilliates
  • Formats: Download
111 12 28 9
No Ceilings
  • Released: October 31, 2009[72]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money
  • Formats: Download
Sorry 4 the Wait
  • Released: July 13, 2011[73]
  • Label: Cash Money, Young Money
  • Formats: Download
Dedication 4
  • Released: September 3, 2012[74]
  • Label: Young Money, Aphilliates
  • Formats: Download
56
Dedication 5
  • Released: September 1, 2013[75]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Formats: Download
Sorry 4 the Wait 2
  • Released: January 20, 2015[76]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Formats: Download
49 47
No Ceilings 2
  • Released: November 26, 2015[76]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Formats: Download
T-Wayne
(with T-Pain)
  • Released: May 18, 2017[77]
  • Label: Nappy Boy
  • Format: Download
Dedication 6
  • Released: December 25, 2017[78]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Formats: Download
Dedication 6: Reloaded
  • Released: January 26, 2018[79]
  • Label: Young Money
  • Formats: Download

See also

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