Hip-Hop Superstar Lil Wayne Kicks Off Winter Tour! : The Rapper Set to Hit the Road on The I Am Music Tour With:Gym Class HeroesKeri HilsonKeyshia ColeT-Pain

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Critically acclaimed Cash Money/Universal Motown Records recording artist Lil Wayne announces the kickoff of the “I Am Music Tour” on December 14th in Miami. T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Gym Class Heroes and Keri Hilson are scheduled to join him on the road.

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I made the Carter III so that whatever song is on it, it will stick with you forever

Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne's multi-platinum album continues to skyrocket with "Mrs. Officer" holding the #1 position on Mediabase Urban charts — the album's fourth #1 and ninth hit single.

Lil Wayne's growing list of accomplishments includes a shelf full of newly acquired trophies to add to his collection. Most recently, he won the highly coveted Artists Choice Award at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, selected by hundreds of acts from around the world. Kelly Rowland presented Wayne with the award on Nov. 6 in Liverpool, England. Out of a dozen nominations, Lil Wayne took home 7 BET Hip -Hop Awards at the October ceremony. The accolades include Lyricist of the Year, Alltel Wireless People's Champ and Track of the Year for "A Mill." His track, "I'm So Hood" with DJ Khaled was awarded Best Collaboration. Lil Wayne also won Ringtone of the Year for "Lollipop."

Most recently the iconic superstar received a People's Choice Award nomination for Favorite Hip-Hop Song for "Lollipop" and Artist Of The Year, Favorite Male Artist (Hip-Hop/Rap Music) and Favorite Album (Hip-Hop/Rap Music) for 2008 American Music Awards.

"I made the Carter III so that whatever song is on it, it will stick with you forever," Lil Wayne in a declaration now proven fact. Lil Wayne scored Universal Motown's biggest first week ever, selling over one million units in one week of Tha Carter III in June. "Lollipop" shattered records holding steady for 12 weeks at #1 – the longest run for any #1 song in this decade. It's no wonder that Blender crowned him the "Greatest Rock Star Alive."

Tour Dates:

December 14th       Miami, FL       American Airlines Arena December 18th Houston, TX Toyota Center December 19th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center December 21st Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater December 22nd Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater December 23rd Oakland, CA Arena December 26th Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena December 27th Chicago, IL United Center December 28th Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center December 29th Greensboro, NC Coliseum December 30th Washington, DC Verizon Center December 31st Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena   January 2nd Charlotte, NC Bobcat Arena January 3rd Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum January 4th Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena January 8th St Louis MO Chafeitz Center January 9th Kansas City MO Sprint Center January 11th New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena January 14th Montreal, CAN Bell Center January 15th Toronto CAN Air Canada Center January 16th New York (LI) Nassau Coliseum January 17th Hartford, CONN New England Dodge Music Ctr January 18th Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall January 19th Worcester, MA DCU Center   Some Dates Subject to Change

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