Jay-Z, Date of Birth, Place of Birth



American rapper, businessman, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, record producer and investor

Date of Birth: 04-Dec-1969

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Profession: actor, businessperson, entrepreneur, sports agent, singer, record producer, investor, songwriter, rapper, film director, music executive, film producer, fashion designer, drug trafficker, philanthropist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Jay-Z

  • Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive.
  • He is regarded 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, which have all attained generally positive critical reception and commercial success, including The Blueprint (2001) and The Black Album (2003).
  • Jay-Z has also released the full-length collaborative albums Watch the Throne (2011) and Everything Is Love (2018) with Kanye West and wife BeyoncĂ©, 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, which has since become the world's third-largest online streaming company.Jay-Z is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with over 100 million records 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.
  • 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 the 3rd wealthiest African-American and the wealthiest American musician.

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