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Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Claim to Fame
'Can I Get A...' Single
East Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap
Confident, Brash, Rousing, Bravado, Angry, Volatile, Aggressive, Boisterous, Street-Smart, Confrontational, Hostile, Rebellious, Stylish, Thuggish, Provocative, Menacing, Literate, Exuberant, Harsh, Energetic, Visceral
Soundtrack, Producer, Actor/Actress
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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, 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 thirteen 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 twelve. 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 the 2000's by Billboard and ranking as the 5th top solo male artist and as the 4th top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent.
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Eli Whitney High School, George Westinghouse Information Technology High School, Trenton Central High School, Trenton, NJ (dropped out)
www.defjam.com/jayz, www.jay-z.com, www.jayzonline.com, www.myspace.com/jayz
Full Name at Birth
Shawn Corey Carter
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Blue Ivy Carter (daughter)
Kanye West (rapper), Chris Martin (singer), Gwyneth Paltrow (actress)
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the world's best-selling music artists, and one of the most acclaimed rappers of all-time.
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Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation
Beyoncé, Foxy Brown, Jaz-O, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Memphis Bleek, R. Kelly, Rihanna, The Notorious B.I.G.
Pharrell Williams, Big L, Notorious B.I.G
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Roc Nation Management
(2003) TV commercial: Heineken beer, (2005) TV commercial and print ad: Reebok, (2006) TV commercials: Budweiser Select beer, (2008) Print ad: Rocawear clothing line
Cradle Robber (Adult Guy Into Much Younger Girl)
Mariah Carey, Drake, Too Short, Pharrell, Nas, J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled
Roc-A-Fella (1995-2009, 2011-2013), Priority (1995-1996), Def Jam (1997-2009), Roc Nation (2008-Present)
Amil, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Jay Electronica, Jeezy, Just Blaze, No I.D., Puff Daddy, Rick Ross
Atlantic, Def Jam (former), Priority
Alicia Keys, State Property, Timbaland, UGK, The Carters
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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