Rappers Rihanna, Drake, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar congratulated LeBron James on his historic scoring record. The NBA star surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s decades-old all-time record on Tuesday night.
A-listers were in attendance to cheer on the GOAT, with Jay-Z, Shaq, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Carmelo Anthony among them. After James made history, they shared heartwarming congratulatory messages online.
LeBron James has made sports history by becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. He has now passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s total of 38,387 points. Since then, many celebrities have congratulated him and shared their thoughts on social media.
Several musicians from the music industry and NBA legends were able to join in the celebration of the achievement, including rappers Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Rihanna. They appeared in a special video package that featured their comments and wishes.
Rihanna is a world-renowned singer and dancer who has sold more than 200 million copies of her albums, singles and collaborations worldwide. Her songs have topped the charts in a number of countries and she has won 14 Grammy Awards. She is also the best-selling digital artist of all time with over 100 million gold and platinum song certifications. She also has five RIAA certified platinum albums.
After releasing her first studio album in 2004, she began a career that would lead to her success. Her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, was released in 2007. It became the top-selling music album of that year and a huge success throughout the world. She also had a successful tour in 2007 and 2008.
Her fourth album, Rated R, was released in November 2009 in the wake of her altercation with Chris Brown. This album included the single “Russian Roulette,” which became one of the year’s biggest hits and reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
In 2010, her fifth studio album, Loud, was released. It was a success and spawned the hit single, “Only Girl (In the World).”
The following year she collaborated with Eminem on the song “Love the Way You Lie,” which became a huge hit in the UK. She also collaborated with Coldplay on Princess of China and with Drake on Take Care.
In addition to her musical career, she has had an illustrious fashion and beauty career. Her cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty, co-owned with French luxury retailer LVMH, is a major contributor to her fortune. Additionally, she holds a 30% ownership in the Savage x Fenty lingerie line.
Rapper Drake is a huge basketball fan. He supports the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors, among others. He has also teamed up with the NBA and is committed to a social justice campaign called Calm, which promotes mental health.
He has a net worth of $180 million and is the eighth richest musician in Forbes’s list, behind the likes of Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Emimen and P. Diddy.
The Canadian rap artist first made a name for himself in the music industry when he appeared on the popular teenage drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, but he was only able to make a living in the rap world after he signed with Lil Wayne’s label Young Money Entertainment. The deal was one of the most lucrative deals in rap history at the time, according to Page Six.
In 2009, he collaborated with rappers Eminem and Kanye West to produce a song for the movie More Than a Game. The track became a hit and helped establish Drake as a major rap artist.
On the back of his popularity, he went on to release a number of successful albums. His 2010 debut album, Thank You Later, peaked at the top of the charts in Canada and the US.
His third studio album, Nothing Was the Same, was released in 2012.It debuted at #1 on Billboard and the Canadian album chart.
That same year, he launched the OVO Sound recording label with a partnership with Warner Brothers Records. Won Grammy for Best Rap Album.
He has since released a number of other albums, including Views in 2017. It more than doubled the streaming record set by Beyonce’s Lemonade and went on to become the best-selling digital album of all time.
Released fifth studio album in 2018, broke Spotify streaming records. The album debuted with a record 130 million streams on the service within 24 hours of its release. The single “God’s Plan” from the record-setting album became the most streamed rap song in the US, breaking Taylor Swift’s record for most streams in a day.
The world was in awe of LeBron James on Tuesday night when the superstar basketball player broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA scoring record. The Los Angeles Lakers star surpassed the long-standing mark of 38,387 points in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, making him the all-time leading scorer in the league’s history.
As James passed Kareem’s record, rappers like Drake, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar congratulated him for the historic feat. Rihanna also sent her well wishes to the basketball star, announcing that she was “so grateful to witness this moment in history.”
Lil Wayne is a popular rapper with over 100 million records sold worldwide, known for his hip-hop style and iconic dreadlocks.
His career began in 1997 when he formed the hip hop group Hot Boys with Juvenile, Turk and B.G. They released two albums, Get It How U Live and Guerilla Warfare.
He went on to release a number of singles and mixtapes as well as his debut solo album Tha Block Is Hot (1999) which was a major breakthrough for the rapper. With its chart-topping success on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart and gold certification from the RIAA, the album left a lasting impression.
During his childhood, Lil Wayne suffered from numerous adversities, including being removed from his school at age 14 and having to drop out of high school. He was also a victim of drug abuse, having been arrested several times for possession of drugs.
After leaving his high school, Wayne began to focus on his musical career and later signed with Cash Money Records in 1996. He met Brian ‘Baby’ Williams and Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams and they were impressed with his freestyle skills.
The rapper’s success with ‘Tha Carter’ and ‘Tha Carter II’ in 2004 was significant. The latter featured the hit single ‘Fireman’ and he was able to build upon his already impressive reputation.
After releasing his sixth studio album, ‘Tha Carter III’ in 2008, the rapper continued to enjoy success until 2011. He had been working on his twelfth album, ‘Tha Carter V’ for several years and has announced that it will be released later this year.
In celebration of Lebron James’ historic achievement on Tuesday (February 7) – breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record for points in an NBA game – hip-hop artists were out in full force to congratulate him. From Drake and Kendrick Lamar to JAY-Z and even Rihanna, rappers from all corners of the industry were lauding Lebron on social media for his historic performance.
A Compton native, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on June 17, 1987. His parents moved to the city from Chicago as part of an effort to escape their gang-affiliated community and bring their son up in a more wholesome environment.
He started rapping at age 16 and began circulating mix tapes, eventually gaining fame as K-Dot. He was introduced to the music business by Dr. Dre, a renowned producer and mentor of his generation.
Released in 2012, his debut album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” achieved immediate success. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and yielded hits such as “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice.”
The following year, Lamar returned to a more jazz-flavored sound with To Pimp A Butterfly, which received widespread acclaim for its funk-laden mix of bravura, community politics and vulnerability. It was hailed as a major breakthrough for the artist, and he was nominated for an impressive 11 Grammy Awards.
Having toured with other artists such as SZA and Jay Rock, Lamar also produced the soundtrack for Black Panther: The Album (2018). He was a co-producer and featured on three of the album’s singles, including “All the Stars” and “King’s Dead,” both of which reached the Top Ten.
By 2022, Lamar had become a multi-platinum rapper and songwriter. His most successful releases include To Pimp A Butterfly (2015), Damn (2017) and Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers (1922).
In the wake of a series of controversies, Lamar has continued to build his reputation as a creative force. He has released a slew of critically-acclaimed albums and earned a Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 work DAMN. Known for its cinematic and collaborative approach, it spawned the hit singles “Humble” and “All the Stars.”
Lamar has collaborated with many other musicians in his career, including Bilal and Snoop Dogg. He has also worked with producers like Sounwave, who has been a mainstay at Top Dawg Entertainment for about a decade.