WAMO Fest Tickets
WAMO Fest tickets
WAMO Fest is a rap event featuring headliner Lil Wayne and other rap and hip-hop artists. Lil Wayne is a five-time Grammy winning artist best known for his rap hits including "Lollipop," "A Milli" and "6 Foot 7 Foot."
WAMO Fest history
2017 was the first time WAMO Fest took place. WAMO 100.1 FM, a Pittsburgh hip hop, rap and R&B station, and PromoWest, a concert and live experience agency, organized the event.
WAMO Fest - Lil Wayne background
Born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., Lil Wayne is a Grammy award-winning rap artist from Hollygrove, New Orleans. His mother was a 19-year-old cook when she gave birth to Wayne. While his biological father is alive, Lil Wayne has developed a father-son relationship with Birdman - another rap artist - who has taken a paternal role in his life.
Lil Wayne knew he was interested in being a professional performer at an early age. He wrote his first rap song at the age of 8. He experimented with music in elementary and middle school, and he took interest in the school drama club. Lil Wayne was an honors student in high school, but he dropped out at 14 to pursue a career in music.
From 1996 to 2004, Lil Wayne found his way in the music industry, working as part of The Hot Boyz, a hip hop group featuring Juvenile, B.G. and Turk. In 2004, his solo career took off with the release of The Carter. The album's hit single "Go DJ" was a Top 5 Hit on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
After his solo entrance into rap and hip hop, Lil Wayne went on to found his own record label, Young Money Entertainment, in 2005. The label has clients including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Cory Gunz and Jae Millz.
WAMO Fest - Lil Wayne career milestones
Lil Wayne is a five-time Grammy Award winner; his Grammys include: Best Rap Album for The Carter III; Best Solo Performance for "A Milli"; Best Rap Song for "Lollipop"; Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Swagga Like Us" featuring T.I., Jay-Z, and Kanye West; and Best Rap Performance for "No Problem."
Wayne is a 10-time BET Award winner and has been nominated 20 times. He won two MTV Video Music Awards and nine Ozone Awards. He is also the recipient of a American Music Award and a MOBO award.
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