Lil Wayne Earns 22 New RIAA Certifications On His 40th Birthday

Lil Wayne has rung in his 40th year of life with 22 new RIAA certifications.

Tunechi celebrated his 40th birthday over the weekend with a massive party at The Nice Guy in Los Angeles, which featured several notable guest appearances from people like YG and Mack Maine, to Keith Sweat and Skip Bayless.

However, Lil Wayne now has another reason to celebrate, as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) granted him 22 new platinum certifications on his actual birthday on Tuesday (September 27).

The new platinum plaques span Wayne’s entire career and include some of his biggest singles, with one of the biggest accomplishments being “6 Foot 7 Foot,” and “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future, which are now 7x platinum.

Other highlights include “How To Love” and “A Milli,” which are now 6x platinum; “Right Above It” with Drake and “Drop The World” with Eminem, which are now 5x platinum; and “She Will” with Drake and “Mirror” with Bruno Mars which are now 4x platinum.

Three of Weezy’s albums also earned new certifications as well. With I Am Not a Human Being achieving double platinum status, and Tha Carter V and Tha Carter III being certified double platinum and 8x platinum respectively.

The new plaques come after Lil Wayne announced during the Young Money reunion show at Drake’s October World Weekend that he’s hard at work on Tha Carter VI. 

Carter VI coming soon, but I got No Ceilings [3] coming first,” the rapper additionally said in an interview with ESPN’s Michael Eaves.

Weezy’s Young Money affiliates Drake and Nicki Minaj also made sure to wish their close collaborator a happy 40th this past weekend.

“I know that God loves me, because he placed you in my life,” Nicki said in a video clip dedicated to the New Orleans legend.

“Tunechi, my brother, I just had to tell you happy birthday,” Drake said in his clip. He went on to showcase numerous plaques of his own, while saying, “I ain’t shit without you.”

“That’s what I wanted to tell you,” he said. “I love you man. Thank you for everything. More life, more life. We wouldn’t be nowhere without our fearless leader.” Drake also changed his Instagram profile picture in honor of Wayne’s birthday.

Lil Wayne was most recently spotted in the studio with Wyclef Jean and Juelz Santana. His last album was 2020’s Funeral, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and featured appearances from Lil Baby, Big Sean, Doja Cat, Jay Rock, 2 Chainz, Takeoff and the late XXXTentacion, among others.

Check out the full list of new RIAA certifications here.