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Jay Z

Jay Z



Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969),[2][3] known professionally as JAY-Z,[4][a] is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music.[8][9][10] MTV ranked him the "Greatest MC of all time" in 2006.[11] Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums—Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003)—among The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[12][13][14] In 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth at $810 million, making him the second-richest hip hop artist in the U.S.[1]

As an artist, Jay-Z holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the US Billboard 200 with 14.[15][16] He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one ("Empire State of Mind") as lead artist. In 2009, he was ranked the tenth-most successful artist of the 2000s by Billboard as well as the fifth top solo male artist and fourth top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent.[17] He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.[18]

Jay-Z owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear.[19] He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent.[20]

Jay-Z married singer Beyoncé in 2008.[21] As a couple, they have an estimated combined net worth of $1.16 billion.[22]



Watch the Throne
Watch the Throne is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West, released on August 8, 2011, by Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Def Jam Recordings.
Magna Carta Holy Grail
Magna Carta Holy Grail (alternatively written as Magna Carta...
American Gangster
American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian.
Run This Town
"Run This Town" is a song by American rapper Jay-Z.

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Lil' Kim Has the Best Reaction to Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Halloween Costumes
  –  November 4, 2017
Lil' Kim is crazy in love with Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Halloween costumes ... leather jacket and Timberlands while Beyoncé received her inspiration from Lil' Kim's music video with Missy Elliott titled "Rain." While fans have shared their excitement over ...
Jay-Z Appears To Be Having Trouble Selling Tickets For His ‘4:44 Tour’
  –  November 4, 2017
After a successful rollout of his latest album 4:44, Jay-Z did the typical musician thing and decided to ... But with the massive deal Jay has with Live Nation for his touring, this won’t exactly be music to their ears.
Jay-Z And Beyonce Took Out A $52 MILLION Mortgage To Buy $88 Million Bel Air Mansion
  –  November 3, 2017
Jay-Z and Beyonce are without a doubt one of the most successful music couples of all time. With all of that success, comes a lot of money. The couple is worth over a billion dollars collectively. Some would think that with all that capital at their ...
Vic Mensa on How Jay-Z Helped Him Shape One of 2017's Best Albums
  –  November 3, 2017
And that was something Jay-Z was really instrumental in helping me to shape ... I think it's awesome that you could resonate with that in that way, because that's what I want with music. I don't want only young black people that listen to my music be ...
JAY-Z Gives Green Light, Premieres Lil Uzi Vert & Nicki Minaj’s Delayed Collabo
  –  November 3, 2017
Music mogul JAY-Z keeps giving fans a reason to join his growing TIDAL movement. The hip-hop icon has premiered Nicki Minaj and Lil Uzi Vert‘s new “The Way Life Goes” remix on the streaming giant. Nicki went to Instagram Friday (November 3 ...
Jay-Z: Contrite and cocky in his world tour opener ahead of Denver stop
  –  November 3, 2017
But we do demand a high level of engagement with the material at hand, especially in the case of an artist as effortlessly charismatic as Jay-Z. And too often Friday he seemed to be coasting through his old music, either because it bores him now or because ...
LeBron James Talks About His Relationship With JAY-Z & More in Latest Episode of ‘Carpool Karaoke’
  –  November 3, 2017
NBA megastar LeBron James became the latest celebrity to grace the seats of James Corden’s Cadillac in this season’s finale of Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke ... Corden takes LeBron for a ride as they talk JAY-Z referencing him in his rap songs ...
Why Jay-Z And Madonna Have Davy Jones To Thank For Their Paychecks
  –  November 3, 2017
While younger generations may have had to google the legendary singer’s name, what most don’t realize is that Jones—who some call the original Justin Bieber—paved the way for “360-degree” music deals now implemented by the likes of Jay-Z ...
Jay-Z Is Your 2018 Grammys “Industry Icon” Award Recipient
  –  November 2, 2017
Detailed as the “Salute to Industry Icons,” this honor will go to Jay-Z for his “significant contributions to the music industry and his numerous philanthropic endeavors,” according to a press release from the Recording Academy. The invitation-only ...
Look! JAY-Z To Receive GRAMMY Industry Icons Award
  –  November 2, 2017
Neil Portnow, president, and CEO of the Recording Academy released a statement that read: “His contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary only begin to touch on the tremendous impact he’s made both in entertainment and beyond. JAY-Z ...
Jay-Z Will Be Honored As An 'Icon' By The Grammys In His Hometown
  –  November 2, 2017
Hov is being recognized for "the tremendous impact he’s made both in entertainment and beyond," according to their statement, and he's an "industry trailblazer and music visionary" that they're thrilled to shed a spotlight on in NYC. “Jay-Z also ...
Jay-Z has a hip-hop legacy that leaves no doubt
  –  November 2, 2017
Jay-Z is a strange entity in the hip-hop game. In a musical genre that, historically, favors the flavor of the moment, he's managed to maintain his relevance for more than two decades, making music and business decisions that keep him in the graces of ...
Jay-Z to Receive Industry Icon Award at 2018 Grammys
  –  November 1, 2017
Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy shared in a statement, “His contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary only begin to touch on the tremendous impact he’s made both in entertainment and beyond. Jay-Z also ...
We Only Have 1 Word For Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Halloween Costume: Iconic
  –  November 1, 2017
Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Halloween costumes are always on another level, and this year was no exception. On Sunday, the music power couple attended pal Kelly Rowland's Halloween bash dressed up as none other than the late Notorious B.I.G. and Lil' Kim.
SEE IT: LeBron James talks JAY-Z, raps with Ice Cube on ‘Carpool Karaoke’
  –  November 1, 2017
The late-night host went all-out for the season finale of his "Carpool Karaoke" series, an installment with Apple Music where Corden invites celebrity ... in rap songs like "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z, and about his relationship with the Brooklyn ...
JAY-Z to Receive 2018 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award
  –  November 1, 2017
The awards season is already off to a great start for JAY-Z. The 4:44 wordsmith will be recognized for his impact on the music industry at the 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala, where he’ll receive the 2018 GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons award. The event is set ...
JAY-Z to Be Honored With the 2018 GRAMMY Icons Award
  –  November 1, 2017
"We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor JAY-Z with this year's GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award. His contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary only begin to touch on the tremendous impact he's made both in entertainment ...
Beyoncé and Jay Z Dress as Notorious B.I.G. and Lil' Kim for Halloween
  –  October 31, 2017
Beyoncé chose a look from Lil Kim's music video for "Rain" that included red leather pants ... the two even went to high school together — so it seems right that Jay Z would honor him on the twentieth anniversary of the iconic rapper's death.


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