Drake announced his labelmate's news to New Orleans crowd
The news was revealed in New Orleans on Friday night (February 14) when Drake brought the rapper onstage at a show at the House Of Blues venue. The Canadian star then told the crowd the fifth installment in his labelmate’s ‘Carter’ album series would be released on May 15.
Recently, Young Money’s Vice President of Promotion Mel Smith told a college newspaper that the label was “very close to dropping the album” but wouldn’t unveil the date of its release at the time as Lil Wayne wanted to “surprise people”. You can watch footage of Drake’s announcement below.
Lil Wayne’s last album in the ‘Carter’ series, ‘Tha Carter IV’, was released in 2011 and charted at Number Eight in the Official UK Albums Chart. He was recently confirmed to feature on the forthcoming Young Money compilation, alongside Drake, Nicki Minaj and Christina Milian.