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Jay Z

Jay Z

 

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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]

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Highlights11

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 and stylized 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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Popular Songs65

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Films8

Soundtrack Film Appearances5

Book References & Influences1

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers100

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News Articles20

A 2018 Grammy Awards Preview, By the Numbers — from JAY-Z to Julia Michaels
  –  January 17, 2018
The title of JAY-Z’s revealing 13th full-length album ... by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number — is up for Song of the Year and Best Music Video. Number of weeks Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” — nominated for Best Pop Solo ...
50 Cent Says JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ Made Him Feel Like Carlton Banks
  –  January 17, 2018
While promoting his latest film Den of Thieves, 50 Cent revealed why he’s been critical of JAY-Z’s 4:44, calling it “golf course music.” “Hip-hop culture is connected to youth culture,” he said during his appearance on “Conan,” before ...
50 Cent Feels Like Carlton Banks When He Listens to Jay-Z’s ‘4:44′ Album
  –  January 17, 2018
This past summer, 50 Cent said JAY-Z had gotten a little too bougie with his latest album ... That's when Conan brings up 50's original comment about 4:44 being "golf course music." "I felt like Carlton Banks when I was listening to it," 50 explains ...
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Ellen Pompeo Gives Props To Jay-Z’s Tidal Streaming Platform
  –  January 17, 2018
With Tidal, Jay Z’s empowered artists by giving them a piece, and it makes them more invested. I love it. And I think, like the music business, we need to get to a place where actors have more ownership over what they do. That should be part of this ...
50 Cent Says Listening to JAY-Z's '4:44' Makes Him Feel Like Carlton Banks
  –  January 17, 2018
As a seasoned rap legend, a husband and father of three, and the owner and CEO of a music streaming service, JAY-Z is decades away from his archetypal come up as a hungry rapper on the streets of New York. And fellow 40-something-year-old rapper 50 ...
50 Cent Says Jay Z's '4:44' Didn't Connect With the Kids, Compares Kanye West to Donald Trump
  –  January 17, 2018
50 Cent is not one to pull punches. And on the latest episode of Conan, he continued to not hold back when it comes to Jay Z's 4:44 and Donald Trump. Back in July, Fifty called Jay's latest album, "golf course music." And it seems that he hasn't changed ...
50 Cent Defends Calling Jay-Z’s Last Album ‘Golf Course Music’
  –  January 17, 2018
50 Cent has no beef with Jay-Z’s recent music despite calling his last album 4:44 “golf course music.” RELATED: 50 Cent Throws Shade At JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album, Compares It To ‘Golf Course Music’ Appearing on “Conan”, Fiddy was asked ...
50 Cent explains why he called Jay-Z's new album 'golf-course music'
  –  January 17, 2018
50 Cent was a guest on Conan on Tuesday night and O'Brien asked him to clarify what he meant when he described Jay-Z's new album in that way. "Hip-hop culture is connected to youth culture," he said. He claimed that, "maturity bled off into the material."
Jay-Z to trademark Jaybo from The Story of OJ music video
  –  January 16, 2018
Jay Z has filed documents to trademark the lead character from his "The Story of O.J." video. The Jaybo trademark will allow JAY-Z's company, S. Carter Enterprises, to use Jaybo for a wide range of merchandise including T-shirts, hats, mugs, tote bags ...
Jay-Z inspired this new book of financial advice
  –  January 16, 2018
The book quotes financially themed lyrics from songs on Jay-Z’s album, and provides tips for how readers can implement certain strategies into their own lives. Music critics have commented on the maturity of “4:44,” with the the hip-hop mogul ...
Jay-Z commissions Annapolis High grad and former teacher for Blue Ivy animation
  –  January 16, 2018
A duo that met as teacher and student at Annapolis High School has produced Jay-Z’s latest music video. As Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s first child, Blue Ivy, follows her parents’ footsteps, the first track of her musical career has been animated by ...
Nipsey Hussle Gives JAY-Z’s TIDAL Biggest Co-Sign, Exposes How Much YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon Music Jack From Musicians
  –  January 16, 2018
West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle is letting the cat out of the bat. The hip-hop artist has come forward to speak out on how much everyone’s favorite streaming giants shorten musicians’ pockets. Nipsey went to Twitter last night (January 15) to suggest ...
Jay-Z Files Trademark For Jaybo Character From “The Story of OJ” Video
  –  January 16, 2018
Jay-Z‘s Jaybo character from his “The Story of O.J.” music video will be making appearances t-shirts, sweaters, hats, blankets, and other merchandise in the foreseeable future. READ: Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Tour Actually Made A Lot Of Money As the first ...
Jay-Z Files Trademark for “Story Of O.J.’s “Jaybo”
  –  January 16, 2018
Jay-Z is starting the year off the best way he can ... so much that it is up for Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Music Video at this year's Grammys-- Jay leads the pack with eight nominations.
Annapolis Company Animates Jay-Z Music Video Starring Rapper’s Daughter
  –  January 15, 2018
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thanks to an Annapolis company, the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z is getting a lot of attention. Blue Ivy steals the spotlight in a special new Jay-Z video created by a group of talented local artists. In the video, the six-year-old ...
Jay-Z Files Trademark For ‘Jaybo’ From ‘The Story of OJ’
  –  January 15, 2018
TMZ reports that Jay-Z’s company S. Carter Enterprises has filed legal documents to trademark the animated character “Jaybo” from his music video for “The Story of OJ.” He’s hoping to use the character on T-shirts, sweaters, hats, blankets ...
Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z in spotlight at NAACP Image Awards
  –  January 15, 2018
And Blige and Jay-Z are the leading nominees at the show that recognizes exceptional work by people of color in film, TV, music and literature. Early winners were announced at a pre-telecast ceremony on Sunday evening, where “Get Out” creator Jordan ...
Looks Like Jay-Z Is Planning To Make ‘Jaybo’ A Major Part Of His Brand
  –  January 15, 2018
Jay-Z's aminated character "Jaybo" quickly became one of the most ... According to TMZ, Jaybo, who stands as the lead character in Jigga's "Story of O.J." music video, is set to star in a slew of fashion and home products fronted by the businessman.
JAY-Z files trademark for ‘Jaybo’ character from ‘Story of O.J.’ music video
  –  January 15, 2018
He’s not a businessman, he’s a business, man. JAY-Z is seeking to trademark Jaybo, the animated character who stars in the rapper’s “Story of O.J.” music video, according to documents obtained by the Daily News. The Jaybo trademark will allow JAY ...
JAY-Z moves to trademark Jaybo character from Story of O.J. video - report
  –  January 15, 2018
JAY-Z has filed documents to trademark animated character Jaybo ... to create the award-winning animated music video. Jaybo draws on the character of "Sambo" from the 1899 children's book The Story of Little Black Sambo, which was an object of accusations ...

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