New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Lil Wayne's highly anticipated 13th solo studio album, Funeral, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart. Released via Young Money
Records/Republic Records, Funeral marks Wayne's 5th No. 1 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart, joining Tha Carter V (2018), Tha Carter IV (2011), I Am Not a Human Being (2010) and Tha Carter III (2008).
The album contains 24 tracks, as well as star-studded features from Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Lil Baby, The-Dream, XXXTentacion, Jay Rock, Takeoff, Adam Levine, O.T. Genasis
and Lil Twist. As a tribute to Kobe Bryant, the 8th track, "Bing James," ends with a 24-second moment of silence.
Following the album's release, Wayne shocked audiences when he performed Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way" as a robot on the season premiere of The Masked Singer, which aired following the Super Bowl.
Wayne also stopped by The Tonight
Show with Jimmy Fallon
to deliver a high-energy performance of "Dreams
", as well as participate in a hilarious game of Virtual Reality Pictionary alongside Claire Danes, Lana Candor and Fallon.
"Funeral succeeds because it refocuses Wayne's energy on the basic elements of rap, before building back in that delirious extra layer." - GQ
"Weezy is back in the booth and cruising, experimenting with an array of styles and a dizzying maze of wordplay." - Pitchfork