12 September 2011

Lil Wayne has eight singles on Billboard Chart

According to his official fansite, Lil Wayne is experiencing great success on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The rapper has eight songs that appeared on the chart this week, including his newest offering, “Mirror” featuring Bruno Mars. If that’s not enough, if you combine his three previous singles, the rap mogul ties with David Cook and Taylor Swift for having 11 singles simultaneously-charting.


Lil Wayne was truly a young talent. He wrote his first rap at age 8. He appeared on his first album, True Story, when he was only 11.

Lil Wayne has had five solo albums go gold. He has had three go platinum, including Tha Carter III, which went triple platinum and sold over one-million copies in its first week.

Lil Wayne has never had good luck with firearms. When he was 12, he accidently shot himself in a chest with a 9 mm handgun and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Lil Wayne got his GED and attended the University of Houston for a time, and later University of Phoenix online. During his time in college, he studied Psychology and reportedly received good grades.

Lil Wayne cites Nirvana as one of his favorite bands when he was young and one of the main influences to his music.

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