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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 (stylized as JAY-Z),[a] is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music.[8][9][10][11] MTV ranked him the "Greatest MC of all time" in 2006.[12] 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.[13][14][15] In 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth at $900 million, making him the richest hip hop artist in the world.[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.[16][17] 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.[18] He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.[19]

Jay-Z owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear.[20] 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.[21] Jay-Z married singer Beyoncé in 2008.[22] As a couple, they have an estimated combined net worth of $1.16 billion.[23]

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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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People Recently Photographed with Jay Z86

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Films8

Soundtrack Film Appearances5

Book References & Influences1

Video Game References1

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September 13, 2018
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September 19, 2018
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September 22, 2018
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September 27, 2018
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September 29, 2018
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October 4, 2018

News Articles12

Jay Z, Rick Ross, Kevin Hart, and More Celebrate Meek Mill's Impending Prison Release
  –  April 24, 2018
Before we get to that, though, let's take a moment to read a message from the man himself: I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including Jay Z, Desiree Perez ... and resuming my music career.
Jay-Z is getting attacked for touching Cardi B's baby bump 'without permission'
  –  April 24, 2018
As he chatted with Cardi, Jay-Z reached down to give her pregnant belly a quick rub. Many fans were thrilled to see the heartwarming exchange between Jay (a music great) and Cardi (the artist of the moment). But others voiced concern that Jay-Z's embrace ...
Jay-Z, RuPaul, Kourtney Kardashian Among 2018 Webby Award Winners
  –  April 24, 2018
The 2018 Webby Award winners were announced on Tuesday, including such names as Jay-Z, Kourtney Kardashian ... Also Read: Academy of Country Music Awards 2018: Complete Winners List Webby Person of the Year: Susan Fowler for fearlessly using the Internet ...
Meek Mill thanks Jay-Z as he’s set to be released from prison five months into two-year sentence
  –  April 24, 2018
Jay Z and Meek Mill are good friends (Picture ... overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.’ In November Meek was sentenced to minimum two years as Common Pleas Court Judge Genece ...
JAY-Z and Lady Gaga earn wins at 2018 Webby Awards
  –  April 24, 2018
Rap mogul JAY-Z, pop superstar Lady Gaga ... Five Foot Two earned the Webby People's Voice Awards for Music and Best Editing. Katy Perry's marketing campaign for her Chained to the Rhythm single release, which sent fans on a global treasure hunt to ...
Watch: Cardi B Keeps Lips Sealed On JAY-Z Rubbing Her Belly
  –  April 24, 2018
New York rapper Cardi B isn’t making a sound about JAY-Z rubbing her growing belly at last weekend’s Coachella music festival – or at least when she’s pressured by a group of paparazzi. New footage has emerged of Cardi keeping her lips sealed when ...
Jay-Z Rubs Cardi B’s Baby Bump & Blesses It At Coachella — Should Beyonce Be Worried?
  –  April 22, 2018
Jay-Z looked very happy to be in Cardi B’s presence at Coachella ... likely her rest period before performing her own set on the second weekend of the popular music festival. The pregnant star has been proudly sporting her bump ever since she announced ...
Watch Beyoncé’s Coachella 2018 Weekend 2 Set: Destiny’s Child, JAY-Z, More
  –  April 22, 2018
Last night, Beyoncé once again delivered a triumphant headlining set at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for weekend 2. She brought out JAY-Z, Destiny’s Child, and Solange, like last weekend, as well as J Balvin for “Mi Gente.” Watch it all ...
Coachella 2018: Beyoncé brought Jay Z, Destiny’s Child and more to Beychella 2
  –  April 22, 2018
If you’re Beyoncé and you’ve delivered the biggest headlining set in Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival history during ... join her on “Mi Gente.” Jay Z was back again to do “Deja Vu,” although he sounded like he might have had a touch ...
Beyonce and JAY-Z Step Out for Post-Coachella Date Night (Exclusive)
  –  April 21, 2018
The 36-year-old singer stepped out with husband JAY-Z for some Italian food at Jon & Vinny's in Los ... "Jay was grooving in his seat, clapping to the music in the restaurant,” the eyewitness says, sharing that the rapper couldn't stop jamming to old ...
Jay-Z’s Documentary ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’ Wins 2018 Peabody Award
  –  April 17, 2018
Kendrick Lamar isn't the only rapper earning awards from non-music award shows. On Tuesday (April 16), the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed the nine winners in the Documentary category, which includes Jay-Z for the film Time: The Kalief Browder Story.
Jay-Z is known for his words. Meet the sixth-grade teacher he credits with his love of language.
  –  April 16, 2018
[Jay-Z opens up to David Letterman about cheating on Beyoncé and ... criticism Fictional bassist Derek Smalls of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ is finally making new music again

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