AVN Media Network announced today that multiple Grammy award-winning artist Lil Wayne has been selected as the 2018 AVN Awards musical guest. The landmark artist holds the record for the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 charts by a male solo artist having surpassed the late Elvis Presley and is rumored to be releasing his mixtape, Dedication 6 very soon. The AVN Awards, the sexiest awards show of the year, will take place on January 27, 2018 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AVN president Tony Rios made today’s announcement.
“We are extremely pleased to have Lil Wayne performing at the 2018 AVN Awards,” stated Rios. “Like many of the talent within the adult industry, he is also a successful entrepreneur having opened his own company Young Money Records. He’s an amazing addition to this year’s show and we look forward to having him.”
“This is one of those bucket list moments for me,” commented Lil Wayne. “I’m super stoked to be a part of the awards show this year.”
Having sold millions of albums worldwide and garnered four Grammy Awards, Lil Wayne is one of the most successful and critically-lauded artists in Hip Hop. He released his first project at the age of 12 and went on to release his first solo album in 1999 when was only 17. He released his first installment of his legendary Tha Carter series in 2004 before releasing three others, including the landmark Tha Carter III in 2008. Lil Wayne also holds the record for the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a male solo artist with 109 entries, having surpassed the record previously set by Elvis Presley. His most recent studio album, I Am Not A Human Being II, was released in 2013 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts. Last year, Wayne released FWA (Free Weezy Album) exclusively on Tidal where it was streamed a staggering ten million times within the first seven days alone. Outside of his iconic music career, Lil Wayne has continued on as the CEO of his own Young Money Records as well as the successful apparel brand, Trukfit. He also has launched his own app, Lil Wayne: SQVAD UP, and his memoir “Gone Till November” last year. His next release, Dedication 6, will debut on Christmas Day this year.
The 2018 AVN Awards will be hosted by adult superstars Angela White and Harli Lotts on January 27, 2018 and is presented by MyFreeCams. The awards show is part of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo presented by MyFreeCams, scheduled January 24-27 at the iconic venue.
For more information about the Awards and the Fan Vote, visit AVNAwards.com.
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