Jay-Z

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Nickname Jigga
Country USA
Genre Hip Hop
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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z),[a] is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, businessman, and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history,[4] and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time.[5][6] 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).[7][8] 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 Beyoncé, respectively.[9] 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,[10] 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.[11][12] 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 22 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.[13][14] He has been ranked by Billboard and fellow music publication Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[15][16] In 2017, he became the first rapper to be honored into the Songwriters Hall of Fame,[17] and in 2018, received the commemorative "Salute to Industry Icons" award at the 60th Grammy Awards.[18] In June 2019, Jay-Z officially became the first hip hop billionaire,[19] making him the fifth-wealthiest African American and the wealthiest American musician.[20]

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z),[a] is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, businessman, and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history,[4] and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time.[5][6] 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).[7][8] 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 Beyoncé, respectively.[9] 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,[10] 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.[11][12] 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 22 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.[13][14] He has been ranked by Billboard and fellow music publication Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[15][16] In 2017, he became the first rapper to be honored into the Songwriters Hall of Fame,[17] and in 2018, received the commemorative "Salute to Industry Icons" award at the 60th Grammy Awards.[18] In June 2019, Jay-Z officially became the first hip hop billionaire,[19] making him the fifth-wealthiest African American and the wealthiest American musician.[20]

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99 Problems

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Dirt Off Your Shoulder 3

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Empire State Of Mind 4

Empire State Of Mind

IZZO (H.O.V.A.) 5

IZZO (H.O.V.A.)

Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) 6

Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)

Song Cry 7

Song Cry

Holy Grail 8

Holy Grail

U Don't Know 9

U Don't Know

Encore 10

Encore

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