Tha Carter II sold more than 238,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at No.
2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and went on to sell 2,000,000 copies worldwide.
Wayne's eighth album I Am Not a Human Being (2010), was released during his incarceration.
Although Wayne and Birdman have a father-son relationship and Birdman calls Carter his son, Wayne's biological father and namesake (Dwayne Carter) is still alive.known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. His subsequent albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), went on to be certified gold.Lil Wayne's career began in 1991 at the age of nine, when he was discovered by Bryan "Baby" Williams and joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B. Wayne reached higher popularity with his fourth album Tha Carter (2004), which was led by the single "Go D.Lil Wayne also appeared on a remix of Bobby Valentino's "Tell Me", which rose to No. Dedication 2, released in 2006, paired Lil Wayne with DJ Drama and contained the acclaimed socially conscious track "Georgia Bush", in which Lil Wayne critiqued former US president George W.Bush's response to the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans.The album was followed by Tha Carter II (2005), as well as several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 20.Wayne gained more prominence with his sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), which became his most successful album to date, with first-week sales of over one million copies in the United States.Carter recorded freestyle raps on Williams's answering machine, leading him to mentor the young Carter and include him in Cash Money-distributed songs. Near the release of Lights Out, Lil Wayne was featured on the single, "Number One Stunna" with Big Tymers and Juvenile, which peaked at No. Lil Wayne's third album 500 Degreez, released in 2002, followed the format of his previous two, with significant contributions from the Hot Boys and Mannie Fresh.He also recorded his first ever collaboration album True Story with rapper B. While being certified gold like its predecessor, 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 has sold over 100 million records worldwide, including more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in the United States, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.His mother, a cook, gave birth to him when she was 19 years old.