Jay-z

Jay-z

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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969),[3][4] known professionally as Jay Z (and formerly Jay-Z[5][6][7]), is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music.[8][9][10] MTV ranked him the "Greatest MC of all time" in 2006.[11] 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.[12][13][14] In 2014, Forbes estimated his net worth at nearly $520 million, making him one of the richest hip hop artists in the U.S.[15][16]

Jay Z co-owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear.[17] 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.[18] As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13.[19][20] 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.[21] He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.[22]

Jay Z married singer-songwriter Beyoncé in 2008.[23] Joined: May 10, 2017
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