Lil Wayne (born Dwayne Carter, Jr.), American hip-hop recording artist. Tha Carter III became his most successful album to date, with first-week sales of over 1M copies in the US. It included the #1 single Lollipop, as well as A Million, & Got Money, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. For his albums, he has won 4 Grammys & 10 BET awards. He lost a multi-million dollar Mountain Dew endorsement deal after his verse “beat that p**** up like Emmett Till," caused public outrage.