JAY-Z (US rapper)

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Legal name: Shawn Corey Carter


Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized 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.

Born and raised in New York City, Jay-Z began his musical career in the mid 1990s, after which he released his debut studio album, Reasonable Doubt, in 1996, to widespread critical and commercial success. He released the album a year after founding the record label Roc-A-Fella Records. His subsequent albums have also seen great praise, with The Blueprint (2001) and The Black Album (2003) later being heralded as modern musical classics. He followed these with the collaborative album Watch the Throne (2011) with Kanye West, his critically lauded thirteenth studio album 4:44 (2017), and a collaborative effort with wife Beyoncé in 2018.

Jay-Z's business acumen and life outside of music has also received significant mainstream attention. He is the owner of 40/40 Club sports bar, and co-creator of the Rocawear clothing line. He has also acted as the president of Def Jam Recordings, and is the founder of the Roc Nation entertainment company, as well as creating its spin-off, Roc Nation Sports. As a member of Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z is a licensed sports agent. His heavily publicized marriage to singer Beyoncé in 2008 has made him a global figure in popular culture. As a couple, they have an estimated combined net worth of $1.16 billion, with his individual net worth of $900 million making him the richest hip hop artist in the world.

Jay-Z is among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and is one of the most acclaimed rappers of all-time. He has received 21 Grammy Awards, tied with Kanye West for the most by a rapper. He also holds the record for the most number-one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200, and has recorded four number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The same publication ranked him as the biggest artist of the 2000s, while Rolling Stone named him one of the 100 greatest artists of all-time.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Meiplé Robin Thicke with Jay-Z 1
2010 Monster Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj 1
2010 So Appalled Kanye West feat. RZA, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz & CyHi da Prynce 1
2010 The Joy Kanye West feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield & Kid Cudi 1
2010 Shiny Suit Theory Jay Electronica feat. Jay-Z & The‐Dream 1
2010 Run This Town / Posthumus Zone E.S. Posthumus, Jay-Z & Rihanna 4 1
2011 H•A•M Kanye West & Jay-Z 1
2011 Otis Jay-Z & Kanye West 1
2012 Glory JAY Z feat. B.I.C. 1
2012 Clique Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean 1
2013 Suit & Tie Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z 3
2013 Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe Kendrick Lamar feat. Jay‐Z 1
2013 Open Letter JAY Z & Frostie 1
2013 Higher Just Blaze & Baauer feat. JAY Z 1
2013 Know Bout Me Timbaland feat. JAY Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy 1 1
2013 The Devil Is a Lie Rick Ross feat. JAY Z 1
2016 Pop Style Drake feat. Kanye West & JAY Z 1
2017 Shining DJ Khaled f. Beyoncé & JAY Z 2
2017 Biking Frank Ocean feat. JAY Z & Tyler, the Creator 1
2018 Top Off DJ Khaled feat. JAY Z, Future & Beyoncé 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 In My Lifetime Jay-Z feat. DJ Clark Kent 1
2005 Numb/Encore Jay-Z & Linkin Park 1
2010 Power (remix) Kanye West feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz 1
2014 Drunk in Love Beyoncé feat. JAY Z & Kanye West 2
2014 Jungle (Remix) X Ambassadors feat. JAY Z 1
2016 All the Way Up (remix) Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana, InfaRed & Jay-Z 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Collabo EP DJ Premier & Jay-Z 1
2004 Collision Course Jay-Z / Linkin Park 3.25 6

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Live In Brooklyn Jay-Z 1

EP + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Blueprint 3 ([Soul Assassin Special Edition]) JAY Z 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Blackvillainy Madvillain vs. JAY Z 1
2011 Niggas in Paris Jay-Z 1
2017 JayBob Robochop Presents Jay Versus Bob 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The Hits Collection, Volume 1 Jay-Z 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Library of a Legend Jay-Z 3 1

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