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Jay-Z

American rapper, songwriter, record executive, and businessman from New York

Jay-Z

American rapper, songwriter, record executive, and businessman from New York
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birthday
4th
December, 1969
Birth Place
New York City, U.S.
Birth Sign
sagittarius
Biography

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, businessman, and media proprietor. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Born and raised in New York City, Jay-Z first began his musical career after founding the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995, and subsequently released his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. The album was released to widespread critical success, and solidified his standing in the music industry. He has gone on to release twelve additional albums, including the acclaimed albums The Blueprint (2001), The Black Album (2003), American Gangster (2007), and 4:44 (2017). Jay-Z has also released the full-length collaborative albums Watch the Throne (2011) with Kanye West and Everything Is Love (2018) with his wife Beyonc , respectively.
Outside of his musical career, Jay-Z has also attained significant success and media attention for his career as a businessman. In 1999, he founded the clothing retailer Rocawear, and in 2003, he founded the luxury sports bar chain 40/40 Club. Both businesses have grown to become multi-million-dollar corporations, and allowed Jay-Z to fund the start-up for the entertainment company Roc Nation, which was founded in 2008. In 2015, he acquired the tech company Aspiro and took charge of their media streaming service Tidal.
Jay-Z is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 50 million albums and 75 million singles sold worldwide. He has won a total of 23 Grammy Awards, the most by a rapper, and holds the record for the most number-one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200, with 14. He has been ranked by Billboard and fellow music publication Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2017, he became the first rapper to be honored into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2018, received the commemorative “Salute to Industry Icons” award at the 60th Grammy Awards. In June 2019, Jay-Z officially became the first hip hop billionaire, making him among the wealthiest black Americans and the wealthiest American musician at the time. In December 2020, Jay-Z launched a line of cannabis products called “Monogram”. In 2021, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the first living solo rapper to be inducted.

instruments played
Vocals
Associated Acts

The Carters Murder Inc. Frank Ocean Jaz-O J. Cole Justin Timberlake Kanye West Linkin Park Memphis Bleek Pharrell Rick Ross Rihanna R. Kelly State Property

Children

3, including Blue Ivy

Genres

Hip hop

Net Worth

US$1.4 billion (2021 estimate)

Occupation

Rapper songwriter record executive businessman media proprietor record producer

Organization

Shawn Carter Foundation

Other Names

The Carter Administration Jigga Hova El Presidente

Spouses

Beyonc (C) (m. )

Television

Free Meek Women of the Movement

Title

Founder of 40/40 Club, Rocawear and Tidal

Years Active

1988 present

Name

Jay-Z

Nationality

United States of America

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