After collectively garnering four gold albums, one platinum plaque and other awards to boot this year, Young Money members Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj look to continue their success into 2011 with New Year’s Eve parties in Miami and Illinois.
Taking his talents to South Beach, Drizzy will ring in the New Year at the W Hotel’s WET, with the after party taking place indoors at the WALL Lounge. The night will feature a rotating cast of prominent deejays, including DJ Phresh, Stephen Luke and DJ Sinatra. Tickets can be purchased for WET ($350) or both events ($675) here.
Not far from there, Nicki Minaj will be having her own festivities take place at the Mansion Nightclub in Miami. According to TMZ, Nicki’s “All Pink Everything” party cost in excess of $50,000, with pink carpets, drapery and a cotton candy machine all added to the décor price tag. Presale ticket prices ($75 for women, $200 for general admission) can be purchased here.
Touching down in the Midwest, Weezy F. Baby is planning his New Year’s Eve celebrations at Arianna’s Club Ballroom in Markham, Illinois. ‘Count Down NYE 2011’ at Adrianna’s is the New Orleans rapper’s first club hosting engagement after being released from prison last month. Tickets for this event vary ($100 GA, $150 VIP, $275 Table Service) and are on sale now.
In related news, Lil Wayne recently released a new single “6’7” featuring Young Money cohort Cory Gunz, produced by Bangledash (“A Milli”). “6’7” is expected to be the first single off of Tha Carter IV, with a music video coming soon directed by Hype Williams.
Tha Carter IV is tentatively scheduled for a February release date. (December 14)
UPDATE: Despite Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj’s confirmed appearances on New Year’s Eve, the trio will appear on this year’s NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly. The major broadcast will be pre-taped and find the Young Money duo performing at 10pm EST.