JAY Z (US rapper, formerly Jay-Z)

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Real Name: Shawn Corey Carter, Born: December 4th 1969, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Nickname: Jigga / Jay-Hova / Hova / Hova da God

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Legal name: Shawn Carter

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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known by his stage name Jay Z (formerly Jay-Z), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Carter's net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 19 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003), are considered landmarks in the genre with all of them featured in Rolling Stone '​s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

As an entrepreneur and investor, Jay Z co-owns the 40/40 Club, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13. Jay-Z also has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist. On December 11, 2009, Jay-Z was ranked as 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. He was also ranked the 88th greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.

Jay-Z married American R&B singer Beyoncé in 2008. They have a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter, born January 7, 2012.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Reasonable Doubt Jay‐Z 4.2 4
1997 In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Jay‐Z 4.5 5
1998 Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life Jay‐Z 5 2
1999 Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter Jay‐Z 1 5
2000 The Dynasty: Roc La Familia Jay‐Z 4 5
2001 The Blueprint Jay‐Z 4 3
2002 The Best of Both Worlds Jay‐Z & R. Kelly 2 2
2002 The Blueprint²: The Gift & The Curse Jay‐Z 3.65 6
2003 The Black Album Jay‐Z 3.25 4
2004 Unfinished Business Jay‐Z & R. Kelly 5 1
2006 Kingdom Come Jay‐Z 4 3
2007 American Gangster Jay‐Z 3 3
2009 The Blueprint 3 Jay‐Z 3 4
2011 Watch the Throne JAY Z & Kanye West 3.15 5
2013 Magna Carta… Holy Grail Jay‐Z 2.5 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Hits & Unreleased, Volume 1 Jay-Z 2 1
2002 Chapter One Jay-Z 2 1
2003 Blueprint 2.1 JAY Z 2 1
2003 The Best of J. Hova Jay-Z 5 1
2004 The Hits and Unreleased, Volume 2 Jay-Z 4 1
2006 Greatest Hits Jay-Z 5 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 UnPlugged Jay-Z 3 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 S.Carter Collection Jay-Z 5 1
2004 The Purple Album Jay-Z 4 1
2005 Serious Business DJ Clue & Keyz Collaboration Jay-Z 4 1
2006 The Black Chronic (Bash Brothers "Chronic" remix) Jay-Z 2 1
2007 Brooklyn Soul JAY Z, Marvin Gaye & Mick Boogie 2 1
2007 The Latin Album Jay-Z 2 1
2008 Jay-Z Sings The Blues "The Forgotten Stories" JAY Z 5 1
2008 My President Is Black Jay-Z 2 1
2009 A Prelude to Blueprint 3 Jay-Z 2 1
2012 HOWWA 3: Dynastia Tuniziano/Tedeziano/JayZiano 4 1
2015 Before Reasonable Doubt: The Demos JAY Z 2 1
2015 The Black Gangster JAY Z 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 S. Carter: The Remix Jay-Z 4 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 DJ Hero Renegade Edition Eminem & Jay-Z 4 3

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 In My Lifetime / I Can't Get Wid Dat Jaÿ-Z 1 1
1996 Dead Presidents Jay-Z 3 1
1996 Can't Knock the Hustle Jay-Z 5 2
1996 Ain't No Nigga Jaÿ-Z feat. Foxy Brown 3 1
1997 Sunshine Jay-Z feat. Babyface & Foxy Brown 2 1
1998 Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Jay-Z 1 2
1998 Wishing on a Star Jay-Z & Gwen Dickey 3 2
1999 Can I Get a... Jay-Z feat. Amil & Ja Rule 2 1
2000 Anything Jay-Z 2 1
2000 Big Pimpin' Jay-Z 3 3
2000 I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) Jay-Z 2 1
2001 Izzo (H.o.V.a.) Jay-Z 3 1
2002 '03 Bonnie & Clyde Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé 3 2
2003 Change Clothes Jay-Z 3 1

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