Jay-Z

Biography

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2010.

He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving fourteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. He was ranked so by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Two of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001) are considered landmarks in the genre with both of them being ranked in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Blender included the former on their 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die. Jay-Z co-owns the 40/40 Club, is part-owner of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and is also the creator of the line Rocawear. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with eleven. Jay-Z also has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist.

He married American R&B superstar Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008. On December 11, 2009, Jay-Z was ranked as the 10th most successful artist of 2000s by Billboard and ranking as the 5th top solo male artist and as the 4th top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent. In 2009 Jay-Z was named King Of Rap by NBS News.

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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2010.

He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving fourteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. He was ranked so by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Two of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001) are considered landmarks in the genre with both of them being ranked in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Blender included the former on their 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die. Jay-Z co-owns the 40/40 Club, is part-owner of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and is also the creator of the line Rocawear. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with eleven. Jay-Z also has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist.

He married American R&B superstar Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008. On December 11, 2009, Jay-Z was ranked as the 10th most successful artist of 2000s by Billboard and ranking as the 5th top solo male artist and as the 4th top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent. In 2009 Jay-Z was named King Of Rap by NBS News.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jay-Z, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1969-12-04

Place of Birth New York, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://lifeandtimes.com/

Also Known As

  • Shawn Carter

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Lemonade
2016 J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming as Jay-Z
2015 Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
2015 Tidal X: Jaÿ-Z B-Sides Concert as Himself
2014 On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z as Himself
2014 John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly
2013 Jay-Z: Made in America as Himself
2013 Picasso Baby as himself
2013 Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream as Himself
2012 Jay-Z Live In Brooklyn as Self
2012 London 2012: Paralympics Closing Ceremony
2012 Rihanna: Live at Hackney Weekend 2012 as Himself
2011 Jay-Z Live From Madison Square Garden: Answer The Call as Himself
2010 Beyonce: I Am...World Tour as himself
2010 Hope for Haiti as Himself
2009 The Jay Leno Show(1 episode)
2009 DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70
2009 Parks and Recreation(1 episode)
2009 DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd
2009 DJ SWB Volume 6 - This Is How We Do
2009 Skavlan(1 episode) as Guest
2007 Beef IV as Himself
2006 Jay Z: Live at the Royal Albert Hall as Himself
2005 Live 8 as Himself
2005 Hogan Knows Best(1 episode)
2005 The MC: Why We Do It as Himself
2004 Jay-Z and Linkin Park - Collision Course as Himself
2004 Fade to Black as Himself
2004 The Ashlee Simpson Show(1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 The Blackout - Fat Joe Vs Jay-Z At The Rucker as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Paper Soldiers as Himself
2002 State Property as Untouchable J
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(1 episode)
2000 Backstage as Himself
1998 Streets is Watching as Jay-Z
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1995 MADtv(2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1989 MTV Unplugged(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(3 episodes)
1959 The Grammys(2 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1900 RD20 as Self

Production

2014 Annie … Producer
2014 Top Five … Co-Producer
2013 The Great Gatsby … Executive Producer
2002 Paid in Full … Producer
1900 Hit Men(0 episodes) … Producer

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