Young Money Entertainment is an American record label founded by rapper Lil Wayne. Young Money's president is Lil Wayne's lifelong friend Mack Maine. The label is an imprint of Cash Money Records and is distributed by Universal Republic Records. Current artists include Lil Wayne, , T-Pain, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jae Millz, Cory Gunz, Lil Twist, Gudda Gudda, Lil Chuckee, Short Dawg, T-Streets, Shanell aka SnL and Nadon . The label has released six #1 albums: Tha Carter III, Tha Carter IV, and I Am Not a Human Being by Lil Wayne, Thank Me Later and Take Care by Drake, and Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj.
In October 2007, Lil Wayne said in an interview with Vibe that he had stepped down as President of the label, and had given the position to Cortez Bryant. As of 2009, Mack Maine is serving as President. Rapper Drake signed a joint venture between Cash Money Records and Young Money. President Mack Maine confirmed that Omarion was no longer on the label after many rumours were circulating the internet. To promote their collaboration album We Are Young Money, which was released on December 21, 2009, Young Money artists embarked on the Young Money Tour.
The label had three of the top 10 highest 2010 hip hop album sales with—in order—Drake's Thank Me Later, Lil Wayne's Rebirth and I Am Not a Human Being. On March 6, 2010, Lil Wayne confirmed that rapper Cory Gunz was the latest artist to sign. In 2011 Konvict Muzik artist T-Pain signed to the Young Money roster after he and Akon agreed to part ways after his last Konvict release RevolvR. In November 2011, Lil Wayne introduced 14-year-old singer Torion Sellers. In 2012 male Christian rapper Nadon was signed by Mr beatz.
* Lil Wayne * Mack Maine * Drake * Nicki Minaj * Tyga * Gudda Gudda * T-Streetz * Jae Millz * Lil Chuckee * Shanell * Lil Twist * Cory Gunz * Jay Styles * Short Dawg * Torion Sellers * Shanell * T-Pain
* Boo * Curren$y * Kidd Kidd * Omarion
Albums released on label
|2008||Lil Wayne||Tha Carter III||Released: June 10, 2008 Singles: "Lollipop", "A Milli", "Got Money", "Mrs. Officer"||US: 3,600,000|
|2009||Drake||EP So Far Gone||Released: September 15, 2009 Singles: "Best I Ever Had", "Successful"||US: 500,000|
|2009||Young Money||We Are Young Money||Released: December 21, 2009 Singles: "Every Girl", "BedRock", "Roger That"||US: 500,000|
|2010||Lil Wayne||Rebirth||Released: February 2, 2010 Singles: "Prom Queen", "On Fire", "Drop the World"||US: 775,000|
|2010||Drake||Thank Me Later||Released: June 15, 2010 Singles: "Over", "Find Your Love", "Miss Me", "Fancy"||US: 1,484,000|
|2010||Lil Wayne||I Am Not a Human Being||Released: September 27, 2010 Singles: "Right Above It"||US: 953,000|
|2010||Nicki Minaj||Pink Friday||Released: November 19, 2010 Singles: "Your Love", "Right Thru Me", "Roman's Revenge", "Did It On'em", "Moment 4 Life", "Super Bass", "Girls Fall Like Dominoes", "Fly"||US: 1,581,000|
|2011||Lil Wayne||Tha Carter IV||Released: August 29, 2011 Singles: "6 Foot 7 Foot", "John", "How To Love", "She Will", "Mirror"||US: 1,643,000|
|2011||Drake||Take Care||Released: November 15, 2011 Singles: "Headlines", "Make Me Proud", The Motto, Take Care||
Planned future releases
|February 21, 2012||Tyga||Careless World: Rise of The Last King||Far Away, Still Got It, Rack City, Faded|
|March 20, 2012||Lil Twist||Don't Get It Twisted||Little Secrets, Love Affair, New Money, Turnt Up|
|April 3, 2012||Nicki Minaj||Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded||Roman in Moscow, Stupid Hoe, & Va Va Voom|
|2012||Lil Wayne||I Am Not a Human Being 2|
|TBA||Jae Millz||Nothing is Promised||Forever Winning|
|TBA||Lil Wayne||Rebirth 2|
|TBA||Mack Maine||Maine 4 President|