Lil Wayne Earns 5 Grammy Award Nominations
Best Rap Album – Tha Carter IV
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – Motivation / Kelly Rowland
Best Rap Performance – Look At Me Now / Chris Brown & Busta Rhymes
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - I’m On One / DJ Khaled featuring Drake & Rick Ross
Best Rap Song – Look At Me Now / Chris Brown & Busta Rhymes
December 01, 2011 07:56 PM Eastern Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Rap luminary and Cash Money / Universal Republic Grammy
Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist Lil Wayne has landed five 2012 Grammy Award nominations in
Those nominations extend across both pop and hip-hop including "Best Rap Album" [THA CARTER IV],
"Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" [DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne - "I'm On One"] [Kelly Rowland
and Lil Wayne - "Motivation"], "Best Rap Performance" [Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look at
Me Now"] and "Best Rap Song" [Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look at Me Now"].
2011 has been another remarkable year for Lil Wayne. In August, immediately after a scorching performance at the
MTV Video Music Awards, he made history by releasing his hotly anticipated tenth studio album, THA CARTER
IV that very night. In merely a week's time, THA CARTER IV was #1 on Nielsen Soundscan Chart, exceeding
sales of 964,000 and 1 million standalone tracks digitally. His fire continues to spread throughout the industry though,
burning brighter every time he takes the mic or the stage.
Lil Wayne made unforgettable collaborations with Kelly Rowland on the pop smash "Motivation", label mate
Drake and Rick Ross on the posse banger "I'm On One", and with Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes on "Look At
Me Now". His solo efforts and collaborations are now both sides of this artist are being recognized with Grammy
THA CARTER IV remains a sign of Lil Wayne's dominance, perseverance, and evolution.
THE CARTER IV is a continuum of Lil Wayne’s dominance, having sold nearly as many albums as Tha Carter
III in a considerably weaker physical market and less retail outlets. To date, Lil Wayne has sold more than 10
million records in a single decade, and that number is rising daily.
The New Orleans native who hails from the streets of Hollygrove released his first tracks at age 12 after he was
introduced to Cash Money CEOs Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams. Lil Wayne
released the first instalment of Tha Carter series in 2004, which added to his impressive collection of platinum
plaques, followed by Tha Carter II in 2006, which cemented his status as one of the best MCs in the hip hop game.
But it was 2008’s critically acclaimed Tha Carter IIIthat gave Lil Wayne his iconic stature in popular music, paving
the way for his advisory role to grow as CEO of Young Money Records. The album also made him a four-time
Grammy Award winner, cementing his place in history as a true musical legend.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LIL WAYNE, PLEASE VISIT:
Official Website: www.lilwayne-online.com
About Cash Money Records
Emerged as a regional hip-hop force in the mid-‘90s, Cash Money excelled throughout the next decade as one of
hip-hop's most successful entrepreneurial urban empires. The influential label reigned as one of the top selling
imprints again in 2008-2009 as the home base and strategic arsenal for best selling artist of the year - Lil Wayne.
Originally forged in the Magnolia housing projects of New Orleans where brothers' and Cash Money founders/Co-
CEOs Bryan Williams and Ronald 'Slim' Williams first earned their street reps, the multi-platform imprint (which
includes hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment) has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide.
One of hip-hop’s most enduring global street brands, Cash Money/Young Money has been responsible for more
than a dozen gold/platinum artists; more than two dozen gold and/or platinum records, rolling out award winning
albums, videos, and digital content by a diverse range of artists including Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Hot Boys, Big Tymers
(featuring, among others, Bryan “Birdman” Williams himself,) Jay Sean, Kevin Rudolf. Nicki Minaj, Drake and
much-heralded franchise star Lil Wayne.
About Universal Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Universal Republic is home to a diverse
array of superstar artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, 3 Doors Down, Colbie Caillat, Eddie
Vedder, Godsmack, Hinder, Owl City, The Rolling Stones, The Voice (Javier Colon, Dia Frampton), among many
It is also comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures such as Republic Nashville Records (The
Band Perry), and is in partnerships with Aware Records (Mat Kearney), Big Machine (Taylor Swift), Brushfire
(Jack Johnson, G Love), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj) Lava Records (Jesse J, Black Veil Brides),
SRC (Akon, Melanie Fiona, Shontelle), Tuff Gong (Damien Marley, Stephen Marley) among others.
K&K Public Relations
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