JAY-Z (US rapper)

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Legal name: Shawn Corey Carter

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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, and record producer. He is 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 titled Everything Is Love with wife Beyoncé in 2018.

Jay-Z's business activities 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 one of the world's best-selling music artists. 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. He is the first rapper to be honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017 and to receive the "Salute to Industry Icons Award" at the 60th Grammy Awards.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 4.15 10
2010 Versus Usher 1
2011 The Greatest Story Never Told Saigon 2
2011 Black and White America Lenny Kravitz 4 7
2011 Cole World: The Sideline Story J. Cole 3 4
2011 Talk That Talk Rihanna 3.4 8
2011 TM:103: Hustlerz Ambition Young Jeezy 2
2012 Cruel Summer Kanye West presents G.O.O.D. Music 1 4
2012 Hip Hop & Jazz Mixed Up Vol.2 S. Mos 1
2012 L Corleone Big L 1
2012 God Forgives, I Don't Rick Ross 3
2012 Sounds Nicer When It's Nasty Part II Nasty P 1
2012 good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar 4.25 14
2013 Nothing Was The Same Drake 4.5 10
2013 The 20/20 Experience Justin Timberlake 4 7
2013 IV Play The‐Dream 1
2013 The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Justin Timberlake 3 9
2013 Let There Be Pop and There Was SPOP Ms Sian Gentle 1
2013 BEYONCÉ Beyoncé 4 21
2013 Le Son du ter ter 4 Morsay 1
2014 The Silver Album (Jay-Z vs RJD2) Bazooka Joe 1
2014 Mastermind Rick Ross 2
2014 PerennialBliss.GrndrCmplx [S0ulmix.2] S0ul Unreal 1
2014 R&B Classic, Volume 2 Dj First Mike 1
2014 Seen It All: The Autobiography Young Jeezy 5 3
2014 Welcome to Planet Earth 2: Supreme [Machines] and Devolved [Monsters] Ryan Carter 4 1
2014 Hood Billionaire Rick Ross 2
2015 Who Is Frostie??? V2.0 Frostie 1
2015 Reflections, Edits & Flips IAMBENJI 1
2015 The Mixtape, Volume Nine The Hood Internet 1
2015 I Changed a Lot DJ Khaled 2
2016 Major Key DJ Khaled 2
2016 Forever Drake 1
2017 Grateful DJ Khaled 3
2018 JAY-Z: This American Life D@MN JOKeR 1
2018 Scorpion Drake 4 4
2018 Championships Meek Mill 1
Kingz Kounty Jaz-O & The Immobilarie 1
Smash Hits! Karaoke: 12 Tracks to Sing your heart out to [unknown] 1
The Kidz in the Hall Present: Naledge Naledge 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Best of the Wake Up Show '94, Volume 1 Sway & King Tech 2
1996 Crooklyn Cuts, Volume III (Tape B) DJ Premier 1
1996 Hip Hop Soul Party III Cut Killer 1
1996 Kool DJ Red Alert Presents... Kool DJ Red Alert 1
1996 Payday - Representin' the Streets Various Artists 1
1997 The Mix Tape, Volume 2: 60 Minutes of Funk Funkmaster Flex 1
1997 MTV Raps, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Hip Hop's Most Wanted 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Now That’s What I Call Music! 37 (UK) Various Artists 3.5 2
1997 The Braun MTV Eurochart '97, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
1997 MTV Raps, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1997 Just the Best, Vol. 14 Various Artists 1
1997 Funky Divas Various Artists 1
1997 The Dome, Volume 4 Various Artists 2
1997 Black Pearls: From R&B to Hip Hop, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Kiss 100fm Smooth Grooves Various Artists 1
1997 L’Année rap 1997 Various Artists 1
1997 Rappers Paradise III Various Artists 1
1997 Sisters of Swing III Various Artists 1
1997 Smooth Grooves Various Artists 1
1997 The Mother of All Swing II Various Artists 1
1997 The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1998 Lords of the Boards Present Freestyle Beats Various Artists 1
1998 Booom ’98 Various Artists 1
1998 Black & Beautiful, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1998 Touch My Soul: The Finest of Black Music, Vol. 10 Various Artists 1
1998 Just the Best 1/98 Various Artists 1
1998 Music in Black, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1998 Echo 1998 Various Artists 1
1998 New Hits 98 Various Artists 1
1998 Touch My Soul: The Finest of Black Music, Vol. 11 Various Artists 1
1998 Fresh Hits 98 Various Artists 1
1998 Into the Groove, Volume 18 Various Artists 1
1998 Just the Best 3/98 Various Artists 1
1998 Bravo Hits 22 Various Artists 2
1998 Cool Grooves Various Artists 1
1998 Rapper's Paradise VI Various Artists 1
1998 Touch My Soul: The Finest of Black Music, Vol. 12 Various Artists 1
1998 Viva Hits 2 Various Artists 1
1998 The Black Mix 2/98 Various Artists 1
1998 Hit Explosion 1998, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
1998 Hit eXplosion Okt 1998 Various Artists 1
1998 Promo Only: Urban Radio, November 1998 Various Artists 1
1998 The Braun MTV Eurochart '98, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
1998 The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Best of Black '98 Various Artists 1
1998 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, December 1998 Various Artists 1
1998 Promo Only: Rhythm Radio, December 1998 Various Artists 1
1998 Hits 99 Various Artists 1
1998 Booom ’99: The First Various Artists 1
1998 Into the Groove, Volume 22 Various Artists 1
1998 Promo Only: Urban Radio, January 1999 Various Artists 1
1998 Best of '98 Various Artists 1
1998 Best of Mase Mase 1
1998 Black Hits, Volume One Various Artists 1
1998 Black Hits, Volume Two Various Artists 1
1998 Booom '98: The Second Various Artists 1
1998 Club Culture - Exposed!! Various Artists 1
1998 Dance Train 1999, Volume 1: Club Edition Various Artists 1
1998 Die Wählscheibe Various Artists 1

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