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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, Drake, 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.


History[]

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.


2010-present[]

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 2013 male Christian rapper Nadon was signed to CASH MONEY.

Artists[]

   * 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

*Nadon


Former artists[]

   * Boo
   * Curren$y
   * Kidd Kidd
   * Omarion

Albums released on label[]

Year Artist Name Information Sales
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

US: 1,175,000


Planned future releases[]

Release Date Artist Name Singles
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
TBA Gudda Gudda TBA
TBA Shanell TBA
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