Lil Wayne announces ‘Funeral’

Thirteenth solo album arrives Jan 31st via Young Money Records/Republic Records.

The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music mogul Lil Wayne has announced his highly anticipated 13th solo studio album, symbolically titled, Funeral, will be released Friday, January 31st via Young Money Records/Republic Records. Ahead of the album’s release, fans can pre-save Funeral and purchase merch.

Funeral follows the massive success of Lil Wayne’s long-awaited, RIAA-certified platinum album, Tha Carter V, which debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 with the second-largest streaming week for an album of all time. Hailed by critics and fans alike, Variety said, the album has “the crunch of the Southern trap and ropey rap-rock sounds that Wayne pretty much started in the first place.” Pitchfork noted, “The long-delayed album captures Wayne how we want to remember him: openhearted, word-drunk, and exhilarated by the possibilities of his own versatility.”

This past year, Wayne teamed up with blink-182 for an electric, co-headlining tour across North America. Last week, Wayne partnered with ESPN in celebration of the College Football Playoff National Championship game to release the catchy track “Playoff” featuring Poppy H, Corey Henry & The Treme Funktet.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: