|Birth Name:||Shawn Corey Carter|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 and a half Inch|
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Date of Birth:||04/12/1969|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Net Worth:||$810 million|
|Qualification:||Enrolled Trenton Central High School but did not graduate|
Jay-Z is an American Rapper constituting Hip Hop genres and a Businessman. He is a vocalist. Singer Jay-Z significant labels are Roc-A-Fella (1995-2009, 2011-13) and Priority (1995-96). Similarly, Def Jam (1997-2009) and Roc Nation (2008-present) are his latest labels.
He is the second wealthiest hip-hop artist in the U.S. as of the Forbes report in 2017. Singer Jay-Z is the former president of Def Jam Recordings. Also, he is the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records and the founder of the Roc Nation, Entertainment Company.
Besides a rapper and music composer, Jay-Z is a successful entrepreneur appearing across a wide variety of industries starting from clothing lines, beverages, real estate, sports teams and record labels. Carter is also a co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. He owned 40/40 Club sports bars in New York and certified as the NBA and MLB sports agent.
Jay-Z, as Shawn Corey Carter, was born on December 4, 1969. His father is Adnis Reeves and mother Gloria Carter. Carter was born in Brooklyn, New York.
According to Jay’s mother, he used to wake up in the midnight and play drum pattern on the kitchen table along with his siblings. He was fairly intent in music since his early age.
Jay-Z joined several high schools including George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. Subsequently, he enrolled Trenton Central High School. However, he did not graduate because of the busy schedule.
Jay later transformed his hobby into the professional career. And he began freestyling and wrote lyrics. An interesting fact regarding his name, “Jay-Z dropped the hyphen from his name in 2013. But he added it back in 2017”.
Jay-Z also started a stage named Jaz-O. You can hear Jay’s song of the late 1980s and 1990s on his early recordings. Some of them are The Originators, Hawaiian Sophie.
Subsequently, in 1994, he became famous among the public through Big Daddy Kane album Daddy’s Home. Then Jay-Z’s album (debut) Reasonable Doubt with beats released in 1996. The album picked the commercial success reaching 23 positions on the Billboard 200.
Then, Jay-Z joined Def Jam in 1997. There he released follow-up In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. The volume earned Platinum status in the United States in August 2014.
Successively, Jay-Z released Vol. 2. Hard Knock Life. The volume hit the most significant success of his career. The volume certified Platinum in the U.S. and sold off more than five million copies. Also, the volume received Grammy Award.
After the successful history, Jay-Z then released Vol. 3 Life and Times of S. Carter in 1999. In 2000, Jay-Z then came out with an album The Dynasty: Roc La Familia. The album originally supposed to be the compilation album for Roc-A-Fella. But somehow turned to Jay-Z’s album.
Later in 2001, Jay-Z released his sixth studio album The Blueprint. The record stood at number one on the Billboard 200. And it also picked 2x platinum status in the United States. The album sold off more than 427,000 copies in two days.
From 2001 to 2009, Jay-Z appeared in several kinds of music receiving several honors and awards for his artistic career. Then on January 23, 2010, Jay along with the versatile singer Rihanna released a track Stranded, U2’s Bono and The Edge.
To date, Jay-Z has 115 numbers of singles. Similarly, he has 82 music videos, 13 studio albums, nine promotional sights. Further, he has five compilation albums, three collaborative albums, and one live album.
“4:44” is the Jay-Z latest album. And Jay-Z’s most recent songs include The Story of O.J., BAM (feat. Damian Marley), I Get Money, Moonlight, and so on.
To date, he has six consecutive albums having more than 100 million records sold. His first album was Reasonable Doubt with beats. Jay-Z is the luckiest one receiving commercial success from the beginning debut album. His album picked number 23 on the Billboard 200.
Jay-Z won several awards like MTV Video Music Awards (8 wins), Grammy Awards (21 wins), and many more. In total, Jay-Z received 86 awards and nominated for 209 awards to the present date.
Jay-Z has several stage performances. Among them, he conducted numerous concert for 4:44 tour at Viejas Arena (Dec 19), Golden 1 Center (Dec 17), Oracle Arena, CA, USA (Dec 16), and so on.
Besides a musical career, Jay also appeared in a 2003 Reebok collection representing S. Carter Collection. Then gradually he established himself as the successful Entrepreneur. Additionally, Jay along with Damon Dash founded the urban clothing brand “Rocawear” focused on the clothing lines and accessories.
With the fall of Dash, Jay later sold the brand to Iconix Brand Group in March 2007 for $204 million. But he stayed with the company and continued to oversee the marketing, Licensing, and product development.
In 2005, he invested in Carol’s Daughter. The business centered on a line of beauty products containing products for hair, skin, and hands. Similarly, in 2011, singer Jay-Z also connected with Universal Records and Jive Records to attain independent record label Block Starz Music.
Moreover, in 2013 Jay-Z launched Roc Nation Sports, sports agency with an aim to serve professional athletes. He also collaborated with Cohiba to launch his own cigars. He is active in almost every sector of the business and has several contributions.
As of 2017, Jay-Z’s net worth is $810 million. Apart from Jay-Z’s albums, he earned a reasonable sum of money. According to Money, Jay-Z agreed on a deal worth of $200 million with Live Nation Entertainment. Similarly, concert and tours in different countries are the sources of Jay-Z’s net worth.
The couple has Bel-Air mansion covering 30,000 sq.feet averaging $90 million. Besides, they purchased Hamptons Mansion worth of $26 million on Georgica Pond in September 2017. Also, they have house in New Orleans
Apart albums, recording studios company, sports management division company are adding Jay-Z’s Net worth. Jay-Z’s net worth along with her spouse Beyonce’s net worth $350 million is serving a couple to spend a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.
Jay-Z married Beyonce, an American R&B singer, in April 2008. They first met through their collaboration to song 03 Bonnie & Clyde in 2002. Then Jay-Z and Beyonce began to date each other. But they did not make it public until April 22, 2008.
Their relationship became the matter of public record only when they married. Before their marriage, the couple was also listed as “the most powerful couple of Times Magazine‘s 100 most influential people of 2006.”
In 2012, January 7, the couple welcomed daughter Blue Ivy Carter. With the glorious moment of his life, singer Jay-Z ultimately came out with a song “Glory” dedicated to their children. The song centered on Beyonce’s pregnancy struggle, miscarriage.
As of Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles on June 18, 2017, it is confirmed the couple gives birth to twins, a baby boy named Sir Carter, and a girl named Rumi Carter.
Not exactly. Jay-Z has several dating histories with several personalities. The list of Jay-Z ex-girlfriend includes Carmen Bryan (1997-99), Aaliyah (1999), Shenelle Scott (2000-01). Also, he dated Blu Cantrell (2001), Maia Campbell, Foxy Brown, Mya, and so on.
Jay-Z has a perfect body shape weighing 83 kg and height of 6 Feet 1 and a half Inch. His body measurement is 44-35-15. Sagittarius is his birth sign. He has several nicknames like S-dot, young Hov, Jazzy, Hova, Lucky Lefty, and many more. He has dark brown colored eyes and black color hair.
Reviewing singer Jay-Z’s off-screen character, Jay-Z is highly active in the social supports programs like donations and charities.
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