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Jay-Z at Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2008.
Personal information
Birth nameShawn Corey Carter
BornDecember 4, 1969(age 41)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
GenresHip hop
OccupationRapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, co-owner of the New Jersey Nets
Years active1989 � present
LabelsRoc Nation
Associated actsMemphis Bleek, The Notorious B.I.G., Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Kanye West, Pharrell, Young Jeezy, R. Kelly, Linkin Park, Eminem, Big L, Swizz Beatz

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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, businessman 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.

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 clothing 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. 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 � 2009 decade by Billboard Magazine 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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Check out the OFFICIAL VIDEO for "Empire State of Mind" Jay-Z | Alicia Keys! Visit for all Jay-Z News and Updates!
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Check out the official "Run This Town" video! Jay-Z! Rihanna! Kanye West! Roc Nation stand up!
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Check out the official music video for "Young Forever"! Jay-Z! Mr. Hudson! The Blueprint 3 available in stores and online now!
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Music video by Beyoncé;Jay-Z performing Crazy In Love. (C) 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Lady Gaga Telephone parody! Watch Behind the Scenes HERE! Subscribe! Beyonce is going to do this video whether she likes it or not: It's Lady Gaga's way or the highway. Featuring Lauren Francesca as Lady Gaga Echoe Malone as Beyonce also featuring and written by Mark Douglas Directed by Tom Small Music production by Jake Chudnow Gaga vocals by: Anastasia Douglas Beyonce vocals by: Carolyn Castiglia LYRICS GAGA First of all this song is not as good as Bad Romance And its not even close Poker face or Just Dance So I will distract them by getting half naked And throw everything at them but the kitchen sink sink The kitchen sink sink What do you think think? I will prove that I dont have a penis wink wink First Ill get stripped naked by some burly prison guards Then make out with a shemale in the prison yard yard BEYONCE This video seems goofy you should just do it alone Besides Im getting sick of all these songs about phones GAGA You bail me out of jail then we pause for some bad dialogue We poison everyone including a cute dog Then we start to dance and theres dead people everywhere As usual Ill have lots crazy crap in my hair PPPPPPPPProduct Placement Hide the ddead bodies in the bbbasement Blood and guts and boobs and buts And I just want to make your head explode Beep beep beep bbbeep beep beep That was Lady Gaga in Morse code BEYONCE If you think Im doing this Then youre a crazy bastard You musta blown a gasket Are you trippin on acid As <b>...</b>
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Check out the OFFICIAL video for "On To The Next One" Jay-Z | Swizz Beatz
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Music video by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z performing Upgrade U. (C) 2007 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Music video by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z performing Deja Vu. (C) 2006 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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WATCH THE THRONE: Kanye West & Jay-Z - Otis © 2011 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC
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Jay-Z Films Beyoncé Rehearsing In Dressing Room (Video) - Allie Is Wired Tweet this news
Allie Is Wired--Hubby -Jay-Z- filmed her in her dressing room. No mics, no sound effects. Just brilliance. -Jay-Z- posted the home video, quite possibly recorded on his iPhone, to his website Life & Times with a caption that read; “Sometimes you - Date : Thu, 26 May 2011 23:01:41 GMT+00:00
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SOHH--Rap mogul -Jay-Z's- rumored guest feature on R&B singer Sade's "The Moon and the Sky" remix has officially struck the Internet weeks before her Ultimate Collection compilation album hits stores. Along with a verse - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 11:14:10 GMT+00:00
Chanel + Jay Z - StyleBistro Tweet this news
StyleBistro--I recently found the Chanel News website via the lovely and talented, Monica of Ciao, Chessa! I quickly became smitten and poured over the gorgeous images of Karl's muses: Blake Lively, Freja Beha, Elisa Sednaoui & so many more. - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 05:02:21 GMT+00:00
Jay-Z's Roc Nation Artist K Koke Arrested For Attempted Murder - HipHopDX Tweet this news
HipHopDX--In January, English rapper K Koke was on top of the world having just been signed to -Jay-Z's- Roc Nation imprint and poised to make a splash here in the United States. But now it seems that will have to wait. Last week, Koke, 25, ... - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 13:57:33 GMT+00:00
Jay-Z's Life + Times Site: 10 Ways To Make It More HOV - Tweet this news better to create a "lifestyle" Web site than Mr. White Louis Boat Shoes, -Jay-Z-? Dubbed Life+Times, the intriguing new site covers all the dinner-party topics: art, technology, music, sports, and even leisure. ... - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:57:25 GMT+00:00
Jay-Z treats Beyoncé to anniversary trip - Digital Spy Tweet this news
Digital Spy---Jay-Z- has reportedly surprised Beyoncé with a trip to the Bahamas in celebration of their third wedding anniversary. According to The Sun, the millionaire rapper pulled out all the stops for his wife by filling ... - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 23:46:53 GMT+00:00
Jay-Z Has Launched a Lifestyle Site, and It Is Bonkers - New York Magazine Tweet this news
New York Magazine--Remember on “Big Brother,” when Kanye rapped about getting out-rapped by -Jay-Z-? (“On that 'Diamonds' remix I swore I spazzed / then my big brother came through and kicked my ass,” etc.) Well, prepare yourself now for - Date : Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:43:31 GMT+00:00
Nets fined $50K for Jay-Z's visit with Wildcats - The Associated Press Tweet this news
The Associated Press--NEWARK, NJ (AP) � The NBA has fined the New Jersey Nets $50000 because hip-hop mogul and part-owner -Jay-Z- went into the Kentucky locker room after the Wildcats clinched a berth in the Final Four. League spokesman Tim Frank confirme - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 22:40:00 GMT+00:00
Why Did The Atlantic Take Down Their Unflattering Jay-Z Article? - New York Magazine Tweet this news
New York Magazine--On Tuesday, Vulture linked to The Atlantic article -Jay-Z's- Great Champagne Robbery, which alleged that Hova was secretly profiting off his deal with secretly crappy Champagne Armand de Brignac. Later that day, the article � an ex - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:34:09 GMT+00:00
Jay-Z Featured On New Sade Collection (Recap) - Tweet this news Thursday -Jay-Z- Featured On New Sade Collection was a top story. Here is the recap: Sade have set a May 3rd released date for The Ultimate Collection, the follow up to their chart topping Soldier Of Love album. In addition to classic Sa - Date : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 10:23:17 GMT+00:00


Studio albumsReasonable Doubt * In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 * Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life * Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter * The Dynasty: Roc La Familia * The Blueprint * The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse * The Black Album * Kingdom Come * American Gangster * The Blueprint 3
CompilationsJay-Z: Unplugged * Chapter One: Greatest Hits * The Blueprint 2.1 * Bring It On: The Best of Jay-Z * Greatest Hits * The Hits Collection, Vol. 1
CollaborationsStreets Is Watching Soundtrack (with various artists) * The Best of Both Worlds (with R. Kelly) * Unfinished Business (with R. Kelly) * Collision Course (with Linkin Park)
ToursHard Knock Life Tour (1999) * Roc The Mic Tour (2003) * Best of Both Worlds Tour (2004) * American Gangster Live (2007) * Heart of the City Tour (2008) * Jay-Z & Ciara Live (2009) * Jay-Z Fall Tour (2009) * The Blueprint 3 Tour (2010)
Related articlesDiscography * Songs * Roc-A-Fella Records * Roc Nation * StarRoc * The 40/40 Club * Jay-Z vs. Nas feud * Beyoncé Knowles * Def Jam Recordings * Fade to Black * Live Nation

Jay-Z singles

Reasonable Doubt"Dead Presidents" * "Ain't No Nigga" * "Can't Knock the Hustle" * "Feelin' It"
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1"(Always Be My) Sunshine" * "The City Is Mine" * "Wishing On a Star"
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life"Can I Get A..." * "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" * "Money, Cash, Hoes" * "Jigga What, Jigga Who"
Vol. 3 � Life and Times of S. Carter"Jigga My Nigga" * "Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)" * Things That U Do" * "Big Pimpin'"
The Dynasty: Roc La Familia"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" * "Change the Game" * "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"
The Blueprint"Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" * "Girls, Girls, Girls" * "Jigga That Nigga" * "Song Cry"
The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse"'03 Bonnie & Clyde" * "Hovi Baby" * "Excuse Me Miss"
The Black Album"What More Can I Say" * "Change Clothes" * "Encore" * "Dirt off Your Shoulder" * "99 Problems"
Kingdom Come"Show Me What You Got" * "Lost One" * "Hollywood" * "30 Something"
American Gangster"Blue Magic" * "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..." * "I Know"
The Blueprint 3"D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" * "Run This Town" * "Empire State of Mind" * "On to the Next One" * "Young Forever"
Collaborations"20 Bag Shorty" * "Big Chips" * "Numb/Encore" * "Swagga Like Us"
Featured artist"I'll Be" * "Money Ain't a Thang" * "Heartbreaker" * "4 da Fam" * "The Best of Me (Remix)" * "Fiesta (Remix)" * "Guess Who's Back" * "What We Do" * "Frontin'" * "Crazy in Love" * "Dear Summer" * "Go Crazy" * "Get Throwed" * "Déjà Vu" * "Upgrade U" * "Umbrella" * "Lost+" * "I Wanna Rock (G-Mix)" * "Under Pressure"
Soundtrack singles"Who You Wit" * "It's Alright" * Love for Free * "Girl's Best Friend" * "Hey Papi" * "La-La-La" * "Brooklyn Go Hard"
Other songs"In My Lifetime" * "Anything" * "Takeover" * "Mr. Carter" * "Jockin' Jay-Z (Dopeboy Fresh)" * "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)"

Def Jam Recordings

FoundersRussell Simmons * Rick Rubin
Current artistsAce Hood * Amerie * Adrienne Bailon * Beanie Sigel * Big Sean * Blood Raw * Brutha * Chrisette Michele * Curren$y * Dalvin DeGrate * DJ Clue? * The-Dream * Electrik Red * Fabolous * Fast Life Yungstaz * Ghostface Killah * I-20 * Jadakiss * Jennifer Lopez * Jeremih * Juelz Santana * Kanye West * Karina * Lil Ru * Lil Scrappy * LL Cool J * Ludacris * Meth, Ghost & Rae * Method Man * Method Man & Redman * Nas * Ne-Yo * Patti LaBelle * Playaz Circle * Redman * Rick Ross * Rihanna * The Roots * Triple C's * Shawnna * Shyne * U.S.D.A * Unladylike * Willy Northpole * Young Jeezy
Former artists3rd Bass * Alyson Williams * Ashanti * Beastie Boys * B.G. Knocc Out * Bobby V * Boss * Cam'ron * Capone-N-Noreaga * Case * Chingy * Cormega * Cru * Davy D * Def Squad * The Diplomats * DJ Richie Rich * DMX * Domino * Downtown Science * The Dove Shack * Dresta * Dru Hill * EPMD * FAM-LAY * Flatlinerz * Foxy Brown * Funkmaster Flex * Flesh-n-Bone * Ja Rule * Jay-Z * Jayo Felony * Jonell * Keith Murray * Kelly Price * Lady Gaga * Lady Luck * Lloyd * LovHer * Megan Rochell * MoKenStef * Montell Jordan * Musiq Soulchild * Nikki D * N.O.R.E. * Nice & Smooth * Nicole Wray * Onyx * Oran "Juice" Jones * Peedi Peedi * Pete Nice * Playa * Public Enemy * Rell * Rev Run * Richie Rich * Scarface * Shareefa * Sisqó * Slayer * Slick Rick * South Central Cartel * Terminator X * Terri Walker * Vita * Warren G * WC * Y?N-Vee

Roc-A-Fella Records

ArtistsCurren$y * Jadakiss * Kanye West
Former ArtistsAllen Anthony * Amil * Aztek Escobar * Billy Gamble & Jackie O. * Bink * Beanie Sigel * Cam'ron * Casha * Christion * Damon Dash * Da Ranjahz * Denim * Diamond in Da Ruff * DJ Clue * Foxy Brown * Freeway * Grafh * Hector "El Father" * Juelz Santana * Just Blaze * Kareem "Biggs" Burke * Lil' Red * M.O.P. * Memphis Bleek * Neef Buck * Nicole Wray * N.O.R.E. * Ol' Dirty Bastard * Oschino & Sparks * Peedi Peedi * Rell * Rick Vocals * Samantha Ronson * Sauce Money * State Property * Teairra Marí * The Diplomats * Tru-Life * Uncle Murda * Young Chris * Young Gunz * Young Steff

Roc Nation

Signed artistsJay-Z * J. Cole * Bridget Kelly * Clipse
Managed artistsWale * Melanie Fiona * The Ting Tings

New Jersey Nets

FranchiseFranchise * History * All-time roster * Head coaches * Seasons * Current season
ArenasTeaneck Armory * Long Island Arena * Island Garden * Nassau Coliseum * Rutgers Athletic Center * Izod Center * Prudential Center * Barclays Center
CoachesZaslofsky * Larese * Carnesecca * Loughery * MacKinnon * Brown * Blair * Albeck * Wohl * MacKinnon * Reed * Fitch * Daly * Beard * Calipari * Casey * Scott * Frank * Barrise * Vandeweghe * Johnson
General ManagersZaslofsky * Carnesecca * Boe & Quinn * DeBusschere * Melchionni * Theokas * MacKinnon * Weltman * Reed * Nash * Thorn * Stefanski * Vandeweghe * Thorn
D-League AffiliateSpringfield Armor
AdministrationOwners: Mikhail Prokhorov (majority owner) * Bruce Ratner, Shawn Carter (minority owners) * President: Rod Thorn * General Manager: Rod Thorn * Head Coach:: Avery Johnson
Important FiguresKenny Anderson * Otis Birdsong * John Calipari * Vince Carter * Derrick Coleman * Chuck Daly * Julius Erving * Lawrence Frank * Devin Harris * Richard Jefferson * Jason Kidd * Albert King * Bernard King * Kerry Kittles * Wendell Ladner * Brook Lopez * Kevin Loughery * Stephon Marbury * Kenyon Martin * Bill Melchionni * Chris Morris * Dražen Petrović * Byron Scott * Rod Thorn * Keith Van Horn * Buck Williams * Jayson Williams * John Williamson
Retired Numbers3 * 4 * 23 * 25 * 32 * 52
ABA Championships (2)1974 * 1976
RivalsNew York Knicks * Philadelphia 76ers * Boston Celtics * Toronto Raptors
Culture and LoreDr. J * Erving for $6 million * Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? * J-Kidd * V.C. * Jay-Z * Brooklyn Nets? * Sly Fox
MediaTV: WWOR-TV * YES Network * Radio: WFAN * Announcers: Marv Albert * Ian Eagle * Mike Fratello * Jim Spanarkel * Chris Carrino * Tim Capstraw

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