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Lil Wayne’s “Right Above It” Single Feat Drake Tops iTunes Charts x Forbes Hip Hop Top Earners List

Wed, Aug 18, 2010 by

Lil Waynes Right Above It Single Tops iTunes Charts

Yesterday, we reported Lil Wayne‘s “Right Above It” single featuring Drake was officially put on iTunes, and now today it has made #1 on both the Rap/Hip Hop charts and the Overall charts. The record is the first single from Weezy‘s upcoming I’m Not A Human Being EP which is dropping on his birthday, September 27th, and if you didn’t buy your official copy from iTunes, then you can do so here!

Hit the jump to see where Lil Wayne came on the Forbes hip hop top earners list:

Not even jail could stop Lil Wayne from cracking the top five on our list. Sentenced in March to a year in the pen for weapons possession, the rapper managed to earn his hefty total from new album Rebirth, proceeds from guest appearances and a healthy dose of touring, where he grossed over $500,000 per show. Already making plans for a new album, Tha Carter IV, upon his release.

#1 Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63m
#2 Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30M
#3 Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21M
#4 Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20M
#5 Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17M
#6 Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16M
#7 Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15M
#8 Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14M
#9 Pharrell Williams – $13M
#10 Kanye West – $12M
#11 Aubrey “Drake” Graham – $10M
#12 Clifford “T.I.” Harris – $9M (tie)
#12 Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean – $9M (tie)
#14 Marshall “Eminem” Mathers – $8M (tie)
#14 Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson – $8M (tie)

Previously: Lil Wayne Makes Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Congratulations to Tunechi Lionchess

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  • Congrats Wayne! #FreeWeezy.

  • vocker

    wow am the first? (dont think so :P)
    am happy for wayne that he is in top of the itune, and wow he is in number 4 in the most earners list? wow!!!

    i mean even when he is in jail he gets in top of everything, and every eminem fan can now suck his dick, lol eminem is number 14 (even tho he had a good album) and wayne is in jail and still he beats him

    no wonder why em want to diss wayne coz he was soo jealous

    wait for C4!!!!!

  • Lil boy

    Man numer 1x Nice! FREE WEEZY!

  • YeahBaby!

    Oh YESSssss ! Weezy Number 1 and he should stay there !!!!!!!

  • jake

    drake’s on there too, thats tight right above it is already #1
    and of course 50 and em would be tied…

  • K-Freshz

    damm…i cant believe jay made that much money!!!! just wait til wayne get outa jail…..hes gonna be shittin on jay-z!!!!!! and oh yea, HAHAHA to the em fans!!! wayne is makin WAYYYY more money than em!!!! and shout out to drake, lol cuz hes makin more than em too!!!!!!

  • Marii-10

    and i thought eminem’s album winning, lol (FAIL!)
    Wayne’s is on top and always will be, period.

  • MF.

    Haa that’s my boy 😀 Even Jail can’t stop him. Go Weezy Go Weezy Go 😀
    He is the best. Fuck the haterz. He’s on top right now. I mean he tops Em and Nelly.He IS the BEst

    FREE WEEZY!

  • Ooohhh

    Congratz to Weezy for both achievements

  • john

    IF YOU HAVENT BOUGHT THE SINGLE, GO BUY IT AND SUPPORT WAYNE !!!!!!!!!!

  • Jamie Foxx’s Penis

    That pretty great for an EP single

  • weezyf

    What does the (tie) mean?

    And weezy topped the charts in like a DAY!
    He truly is the best rapper alive!

  • xxx_denizli_xxx

    buy the single and support weezy

  • weeeezy

    @weezyf.. you dum fuck, tie means they are tied in the list… try using both your brain cells at the same time

  • Puchii

    Jay Z Made all That Money on Rockawear, NOT From Music.
    Diddy Too, Sean John.
    The only people That Really Did Work On MUSIC Are (AKON & WAYNE)..
    Thats Why birdman Said Wayne Its Richer Than Jayz Cuz He Was Talking About “Musically” Thats Why I Fuckin Respect Wayne.! Forreal People, Lets Support Our Niqqa The One We Always Look up Too!! =D

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  • weezyf

    Puchii is totally right!

  • DERICK

    THATS WUSSP!! # 4 ON FORBES AND 50’S @ THA BOTTOM!! LMAO THATS WHAT HAPPEND WHEN YOU TRY 2 PUT YOUR FOOT ON PEOPLE KNECK WAYNE ,BIRDMAN,ROSS,SHYNE,GAME…ECT. AND SHOUTOUT TO TUNE FOR GOIN # 1 OVER NIGHT!! DAMN ,IMAGINE WHAT HIS FANS GONNA DO WHEN “C4″DROP DIAMOND IN A WEEK MAYBE??!WHO KNOWS…

  • nice im so happy. crongrts wayne. free lil weezy 🙂

  • Jamel Hunter

    Oh snap, a throwaway track, they threw out to keep fans held over, may end up being Wayne’s third #1 single, YOUNG MOOOLAH BABY!!!

  • MUSICK

    DAMN DRAKE! how did he come up on 10 mill in just a yr? thats crackin! s/o to Drizzy!

  • MUSICK

    @Puchii wayne tried to get into clothes and other business ventures a while ago. money is money..the bank sees the numbers, not how u got it. a businessman embarks on different avenues and for artists its good to be well-rounded by making money in music, clothes, colognes, movies, technology (Beats headphones) endorsements, etc. But s/o to the nigga Wayne and Drizzy on knowin how to work the mainstream and sell records..and s/o to Kane Beatz for just givin them the hot beats to rap over

  • Stackamania

    cosigns with musick tho…that’s absolutely rational

  • pussy ass bitches

  • MM2 Beast2 Beat

    While I despise all of Wayne but Carter III and Fireman and Sky is the limit. I have to admit every song he is featured on he is damn good and this song is damn good too. And by the way, since I am mainly an Eminem fan, Wayne isn’t the best. Pac is, then Em. Sorry, but if you want comparisons look at No Love, Drop the World, and Forever. Or you can look at album sales. Pick your poisen.

  • MM2 Beast2 Beat

    While I despise all of Wayne but Carter III and Fireman and Sky is the limit. I have to admit every song he is featured on he is damn good and this song is damn good too. And by the way, since I am mainly an Eminem fan, Wayne isn’t the best. Pac is, then Em. Sorry, but if you want comparisons look at No Love, Drop the World, and Forever. Or you can look at album sales. Pick your poison.

  • Steve

    I’m confused, Wayne made a great deal of his money off of touring. Eminem appeared in a handful of shows, that alone probably accounts for most of the difference in $$. Regardless, who cares, Eminem has smashed Wayne’s record sales over his career and will stay far ahead throughout Wayne’s career. It’s easy to be the “best” for a few years, let’s see Wayne keep it up with his substance-less material.

  • Travondric

    tha best rapper alive at numba 4 wezzy f baby…..f is for front doe