Young Money Entertainment

Young Money Entertainment, simply known as Young Money, is an American record label and group founded in 2003 by Lil Wayne. The label is an imprint of Cash Money Records, which is distributed by Universal. Cortez Bryant was originally the president of YM, but Mack Maine took over in 2009 so that Tez could focus more on managing Young Money artists: Lil Wayne, Drake, Chanel West Coast, and Lil Twist. Since 2003, Young Mula has been on a steady rise to the top of hip-hop, starting from the streets of New Orleans to signing some of the biggest names in music.

The label will be known to the masses mainly through the compilation album, We Are Young Money, which was released in 2009. It spawned three big singles: “Every Girl“, “Bed Rock” and “Roger That“, all of which helped the album to reach Gold within 5 months of being released. YM also went on a tour across America to promote their new album, as well as the individual artists from the group.

Since the release of We Are Young Money, each individual artist has been steady in making their move into the main market. Drake was the first from Young Money, excluding Weezy F Baby, to enter the charts at #1 with his debut album Thank Me Later in 2010. This was followed closely by label-mate Nicki Minaj a few months later with the release of her debut album, Pink Friday.

In 2014, Young Mula released their second compilation called Young Money: Rise Of An Empire. The first single from the album was “We Alright“, which helped the world get to know Euro. The other single from the project was by the artists Lil Wayne, Tyga, and Nicki Minaj on a record titled “Senile“.

Below, you will find all of the artists who are currently signed to Young Money and the different logos they have used to represent the company. The image on the very left is YM‘s current logo, the image in the center is their old logo and the image on the very right is just a cool animation of their old logo. Click on the name of the artist to view more detailed information on them, including their biography, discography and videography.

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Artists Signed to Young Money:

Lil Wayne Young Money Entertainment

Lil Wayne
Real name: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is a music artist from New Orleans. He is the founder of Young Money Entertainment and joined Cash Money Records when he was just a young teenager. Weezy has won four GRAMMY awards in his career and was also a member of Sqad Up and Hot Boys.

Chanel West Coast Young Money Entertainment

Chanel West Coast
Real name: Chelsea Chanel Dudley
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Notes: Chelsea Chanel Dudley, better known by her stage name Chanel West Coast, is a rapper, singer, dancer, designer and songwriter from Los Angeles. She signed with Young Money Entertainment earlier this year and is mostly known for her work on Rob Dyrdek’s “Fantasy Factory” show. Chanel is currently working on her “Now You Know” mixtape.

Christina Milian Young Money Entertainment

Christina Milian
Real name: Christine Flores
Place of birth: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America
Notes: Christine Flores, better known by her stage name Christina Milian, is a singer and actress from New Jersey. She has released three albums in her music career and also starred in nine movies, including “American Pie”. Christina is one of the newest artists to sign with Young Money and will be releasing her fourth album later this year, with YM.

Cory Gunz Young Money Entertainment

Cory Gunz
Real name: Peter Cory Pankey Jr.
Place of birth: Bronx, New York City, United States of America
Notes: Peter Cory Pankey Jr., better known by his stage name Cory Gunz, is a rapper from the Bronx in New York City. Cory, whose father is Peter Gunz, has released eight mixtapes in his music career and is currently working on his debut album, which he plans to drop in 2013. The Gunna also owns his own record label called Militia.

Drake Young Money Entertainment

Drake
Real name: Aubrey Drake Graham
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Notes: Aubrey Graham, better known by his stage name Drake, is a R&B singer, rapper and actor from Toronto. He first made a name for himself playing Jimmy Brooks on the TV show called “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. Drizzy signed with Young Mula in 2009 and has already released two albums on the label that have both been certified Platinum.

Euro Young Money Entertainment

Euro
Real name: Eufradis Rodriguez
Place of birth: Dominican Republic
Notes: Eufradis Rodriguez, better known by his stage name Euro, is a rapper who currently lives in Rhode Island. Euro is the latest artist signed to be signed to Young Money and it was Lil Wayne himself who announced this news on his “Dedication 5″ mixtape. His nicknames are Eureka Franklin and Eurpatti LaBelle, and he studied at Alabama State University.

Flow Young Money Entertainment

Flow
Real name: Widner DeGruy
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Widner DeGruy, better known by his stage name Flow, is a rapper from New Orleans. Flow is well-known for his music with The Flamez aka Flame Gang Muzik and his appearances on Weezy’s “Sorry 4 The Wait” and “Dedication 4” mixtapes. Himself, Gudda Gudda and Kevin Gates are looking to release a collaboration mixtape this year called “L.A.T”.

Gudda Gudda Young Money Entertainment

Gudda Gudda
Real name: Carl Lilly
Place of birth: San Jose, California, United States of America
Notes: Carl Lilly, better known by his stage name Gudda Gudda, is a rapper from San Jose who moved to New Orleans when he was just a baby. Double G met Lil Wayne when he was a teenager and it was Wayne who encouraged Gudda to start rapping. He was also part of the rap group Sqad Up with fellow Young Money label-mates Weezy and T-Streets.

Jae Millz Young Money Entertainment

Jae Millz
Real name: Jarvis Mills
Place of birth: Harlem, New York, United States of America
Notes: Jarvis Mills, better known by his stage name Jae Millz, is a rapper who grew up in Washington Heights and Harlem. He signed with Young Money in 2008 and is currently working on his debut album titled “Nothing Is Promised”, which is set to drop in late 2014. Millzy became notorious for his underground rap battles in NYC.

Lil Twist Young Money Entertainment

Lil Twist
Real name: Christopher Moore
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Notes: Christopher Moore, better known by his stage name Lil Twist, is a teenage rapper, singer and actor from Dallas. Lil Wayne discovered Twist after he was the opening act at one of his concerts in Texas. Twizzy, who has recently starred in a movie called “Lottery Ticket”, is getting ready to release his debut album, “Don’t Get It Twisted”, this spring.

Mack Maine Young Money Entertainment

Mack Maine
Real name: Jermaine Preyan
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Jermaine Preyan, better known by his stage name Mack Maine, is a music artist from the N.O. Mack grew up with Lil Wayne from the age of 8-years-old and they are still friends to this day. He is the president of Young Money Entertainment, which means he looks after all of the artists on the label but still manages to make time for the studio.

Nicki Minaj Young Money Entertainment

Nicki Minaj
Real name: Onika Maraj
Place of birth: Saint James, Port Of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
Notes: Onika Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a female rapper, singer and actress who grew up in Queens, New York. Nicki met with Lil Wayne after appearing on a DVD called “The Come Up: Volume 17″. She has just released her sophomore album after her debut album, “Pink Friday”, blew up the charts in 2010.

PJ Morton Young Money Entertainment

PJ Morton
Real name: Paul Morton Jr.
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Paul Morton Jr., better known by his stage name PJ Morton, is a jazz and soul singer from the N.O. PJ first started singing when he was just 8-years-old at his local church and has already released 4 albums in his career with another one in the works. He signed to Young Money earlier this year after Lil Wayne, Birdman and Mack Maine all fell in love with his unique voice.

Reginae Carter Young Money Entertainment

Reginae Carter
Real name: Reginae Carter
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Reginae Carter, who was born in 1998, is one of the latest music artists to sign with Young Money Entertainment. She is the daughter of Antonia Wright and the Young Money boss, Lil Wayne. Reginae can both sing and rap, which she showcased on The Carter Documentary in 2009, when she rapped a verse for the camera.

Shanell Young Money Entertainment

Shanell
Real name: Shanell Woodgett
Place of birth: Anaheim, California, United States of America
Notes: Shanell Woodgett, simply known as Shanell or SnL, is a female singer, songwriter and choreographer who currently lives in Atlanta. SnL wrote and featured in Lil Wayne’s “Prom Queen” music video, as well as doing work for other music artists including: Jay-Z, Usher and Ne-Yo. She is also part of a group called The Girls Club.

Torion Young Money Entertainment

Torion
Real name: Torion Sellers
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Notes: Torion Sellers, simply known as Torion, is a singer, rapper and dancer from Atlanta. Torion was discovered by his manager, David McPherson, at a church service musical performance. He has already released two free mixtapes for his fans and is currently working on his debut album, which he plans to release this year.

T-Streets Young Money Entertainment

T-Streets
Real name: Carl Watts
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Notes: Carl Watts, better known by his stage name T-Streets, is a rapper from the N.O. Streets wanted to have a career in sports at first, but when he met Lil Wayne at the age of 12, he fell in love with rap music. He was also part of the rap group Sqad Up with Weezy and Gudda Gudda. Streets’ latest project was a mixtape he released in 2010 called “The Streets Is Watching”.

Tyga Young Money Entertainment

Tyga
Real name: Michael Stevenson
Place of birth: Compton, California, United States of America
Notes: Michael Stevenson, better known by his stage name Tyga, is a rapper from the West Coast who signed to YM in 2007. He met Lil Wayne through Gym Class Heroes member Travis McCoy. T-Raw released his debut album titled “No Introduction” back in 2008 and has since released two more albums on Young Money – “Careless World” and “Hotel California”.

We The Future Young Money Entertainment

W3 The Future
Real names: Alex Chaidez (3siXT), Deion Gill (DG), and Edsel Santiongco (Edge One)
Notes: W3 The Future, also known as WTF, are a teenage group consisting of 3 best friends – 3siXT, DG, and Edge One. They are the very first group to sign a deal with Young Money. Their manager, Polo Molina, who is also the manager of the Black Eyed Peas, is the person responsible for finding the group members and getting them started in the music industry.

Affiliated Members: Cortez Bryant, Dev, Dizzy, Ele, Fee Banks, Fuke, JaSoRude, Kevin Gates, Lil Chuckee, Lucci Lou, Marley G, Mike Banger, N.O. Capo, Short Dawg, Snack, Stephanie Acevedo, T@, Thugga, and Troy Bless.

For more information on Young Money Entertainment, check out: www.YoungMoneyHQ.com

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