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2009-02-09 07:37:15

Rapper Lil Wayne took home four of the eight prizes he was nominated for at the 51st annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday night. The hip-hop star, who led the Grammy field with the most nominations, won the awards for rap album for Tha Carter III; rap solo for A Milli; rap performance by a duo or group for Swagga Like Us, which he performed with Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West; and rap song for Lollipop. I just want to say, thank God; thank New Orleans; thank these people you see right...

2009-02-08 22:50:10

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III was named rap album of the year at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night. I just want to say, thank God; thank New Orleans; thank these people you see right here, the rapper said, referring to the numerous people who accompanied him on stage to pick up his trophy. And thank you, the New Orleans native told the audience.

2009-01-26 15:52:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lil Wayne is teaming up with AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets to release a new song via social media for the first time. Fans can catch the live world debut performance of his hotly anticipated new single, "Prom Queen," from his upcoming new album, "Rebirth," on two AT&T Facebook Pages between 9-10 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Jan. 27 (12-1 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 28). In 2008, company customers downloaded more Lil Wayne ringtones than...

2009-01-14 11:43:11

Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry have signed on to perform at the 51st annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles. The artists, all of whom are current Grammy nominees, are scheduled to sing at the Feb. 8 event, which will be broadcast live from the Staples Center on CBS, the network said. Lil Wayne leads the Grammy field with eight nominations: Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for Tha Carter III; Best Rap Solo Performance for A Milli; two nods in the Best...

2009-01-03 11:50:21

Album sales in the United States dropped by 14 percent in 2008 with Tha Carter III by rapper Lil' Wayne taking top sales honors for the year, data shows. The BBC said, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures, while Tha Carter III was the year's top-selling album in the United States, Radiohead's In Rainbows earned the top vinyl album sales position last year. Vinyl record sales across the nation enjoyed an 89 percent increase in 2008 despite the overall album sales decline. Also despite the...

2009-01-01 12:40:00

Data issued on Wednesday shows that U.S. album sales slid for a seventh time in eight years in 2008 as growth in the digital arena slowed. Retail data collected by tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan showed that album sales fell 14 percent to 428.4 million units during the 52-week period ended December 28. Since 2007, music sales have seen a 15 percent drop, setting a new low since the firm began monitoring sales in 1991. Sales have plummeted 45 percent from the industry's high-water mark of...

2008-12-31 10:47:53

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III was the best-selling album of 2008 in the United States, selling 2.88 million copies, Billboard.com reported Wednesday. Coming in at No. 2 on the magazine's year-end chart is Coldplay's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends with 2.15 million copies sold, followed by Taylor Swift's Fearless at No. 3 with 2.11 million, Kid Rock 's Rock N Roll Jesus at No. 4 with 2 million and AC/DC's Black Ice at No. 5 with 1.92 million. Rounding out the list of the year's top 10...

2008-12-23 07:00:00

Producer Helps Make 'Tha Carter III' One of 2008's Top Albums of The Year NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- One of New Orleans' best kept secrets, producer & vocal engineer Darius "Deezle" Harrison is smiling due to the three Grammy nominations for his work with Lil Wayne this past year. Deezle has been nominated for one (1) Grammy as a Songwriter for Best Rap Song of the Year "Lollipop" and for two (2) Grammys as a producer and mixer/engineer for Album of the Year "Tha Carter III."...

2008-12-14 10:05:00

More than half a decade after Apple's iTunes online music store revolutionized digital music sales by introducing single-track downloads, artists and music labels are beginning to question whether or not the approach is smart business. AC/DC and Kid Rock, two of the year's biggest rock acts, insist their albums only be sold whole, something Apple rarely permits.  Furthermore, despite the fact that iTunes is the largest music retailer in the country, neither allows iTunes to sell its...

2008-10-22 21:00:12

Lil Wayne's publicist has confirmed the U.S. rapper has welcomed a new son. Dwayne Carter III was born Wednesday afternoon at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, the hip-hop artist's representative told Usmagazine.com. The identity of the child's mother has not been made public, the celebrity magazine said. "I got a son about to be born any day now, so shout-out to him. Pray for me," Lil Wayne said as he collected his Lyricist of the Year prize at Sunday's BET Hip-Hop Awards. Wikipedia...

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