Rap artist who released The Carter series of albums and won four Grammy Awards in 2009, including the award for Best Rap Song.
He shot himself in the chest while playing with a gun his mother had, at the age of thirteen.
He joined the group Hot Boys in 1997, and had the hit song Lollipop. His given name is Dwayne Carter.
Got married to Antonia Carter on February 14, 2004, and the couple divorced in January 2006.
He signed Aubrey Drake Graham to his record label, Young Money.