Young Money

Topics: Lil Wayne, Young Money Entertainment, Rebirth Pages: 2 (681 words) Published: April 22, 2014
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 Republic Records. The label has released eight US No. 1 albums: Tha Carter III, I Am Not a Human Being, and Tha Carter IV by Lil Wayne, Thank Me Later, Take Care and Nothing Was the Same by Drake, and Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj. Current artists include Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jae Millz and Cory Gunz among others. The label has released three compilation albums, We Are Young Money (2009), Rich Gang (2013) and Young Money: Rise of an Empire (2014). n 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.[1] As of 2009, Mack Maine is serving as President.[2] 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.[3] We Are Young Money debuted at number 9 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 142,000 copies in its first-week sales.[4] The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over a shipments of 500,000 copies in the United States.[5]

The album featured the highly successful single Bedrock. "BedRock" debuted at thirty six on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending December 12, 2009.[6] On the week ending March 13, 2010, the song reached a peak of two, making it the most successful single by the group on the chart.[7] "BedRock" debuted in the UK Singles Chart on 6 February 2010 at forty.[8] On March 6, 2010, the single climbed to twenty two,[9] and...
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