Rap artist who is best known for his Carter series of albums. He won four Grammy Awards in 2009, including the award for Best Rap Song for his song "Lollipop." He is the CEO of his own label, Young Money Entertainment, which was founded in 2005.
He shot himself in the chest while playing with his mother's 9mm handgun when he was 12. He dropped out of school as an honor student at age 14 to pursue a career in music.
He joined the group Hot Boys in 1997, and released the hit song "Lollipop." He released the album I Am Not a Human Being in 2010 while serving a year-long prison sentence for being in possession of his manager's .40 caliber handgun.
He married Antonia Carter on February 14, 2004, and the couple divorced in January 2006. He and Antonia had a daughter named Reginae. He then had a son named Dwayne III with Sarah Vivian, a son named Cameron with actress Lauren London and another son named Neal with singer Nivea.
He signed Drake to his record label, Young Money.