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Rapper, businessman, and media mogul Jay-Z is known as one of the most influential artists in hip-hop history. The New York native released his first studio album "Reasonable Doubt" in 1996 and has since released twelve more albums including "The Blueprint" (2001), "Watch the Throne" (2011), and "4:44" (2017). He has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and won 23 Grammys, the most by any rapper.

Along with music, Jay-Z launched his clothing line Rocawear in 1999, and in 2003 opened his luxury sports bar chain 40/40 Club. He is also the founder of Roc Nation and the owner of the music streaming service Tidal. In 2019, Jay-Z became the first hip-hop billionaire, and in 2021, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Jay-Z married Beyoncé in 2008 and the couple welcomed their daughter Blue Ivy in 2012. In 2017, they had twins Rumi and Sir. Jay-Z launched The Shawn Carter Foundation with his mother, Gloria, in 2003.

Full Name: Shawn Corey Carter

Birthday: December 4, 1969

Relationship Status: Married to Beyoncé

Twitter: @sc

Net Worth: $1.4 billion

Fun Fact: Jay-Z was part owner of the Brooklyn Nets NBA team for 10 years until he launched his own sports agency, Roc Nation Sports.

Latest Jay-Z News and Updates

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    Why Are Hollywood A-Listers Boycotting the Chateau Marmont?

    The Chateau Marmont boycott, explained. Plus, what Jay-Z has to do with the controversy surrounding the longtime Hollywood staple.
    By Chris Barilla
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    Jay-Z Has Had Various Nicknames Over the Years — What's the Story Behind HOV?

    Why is Jay-Z called HOV? The legendary rapper has had a career that spans decades and a few nicknames that have also stood the test of time.
    By Kori Williams
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    Jay-Z Says That No One Can Face Him in a Verzuz Battle, and Social Media Agrees

    Will Jay-Z ever be featured on a Verzuz battle? After the legendary rapper spoke about the topic in a Twitter Spaces conversation, fans share his sentiments.
    By Tatayana Yomary
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    Fans Are Upset That Jay-Z Has Deleted His Instagram Account Just One Day After Joining the App

    Jay-Z decided to rejoin Instagram, but it appears that he has deleted his account after just one day. So, what gives? Fans think it's for promo.
    By Tatayana Yomary
  • Trick Daddy

    Twitter Has All Kinds of Jokes About Trick Daddy Having His Booty Eaten

    What did Trick Daddy say? He made some comments about getting his booty eaten and some negative things about Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Now he's trending on Twitter.
    By Tatayana Yomary
  • Jay-Z, Nas

    Nas and Jay-Z's Beef Is One of the Most Well-Documented Rivalries in Hip-Hop History

    Fans of rappers Nas and Jay-Z are likely familiar with their heated beef, but what are the terms that brought it about? Here's a breakdown.
    By Chris Barilla
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    Fans Question If Jay-Z Has Converted to Islam After Hearing His Verse on Kanye West's New Album

    Is Jay-Z Muslim? Fans question if the rapper has converted to Islam after hearing his verse on Kanye West's new album, 'Donda.' What to know.
    By Distractify Staff
  • DMX

    Twitter Users Claim Jay-Z Bought DMX’s Masters After the Rapper’s Death

    There’s a lot of gossip about Jay-Z and DMX’s masters. Did Jay-Z actually buy the late rapper’s master recordings, or is the chatter erroneous?
    By Dan Clarendon
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    Nicole Curran Basically Tells the Bey Hive to Chill After Being Attacked for Talking to Jay-Z

    Beyoncé fans are trolling the wife of Warriors owner Joseph Lacob, Nicole Curran, who was spotting talking to Jay-Z at the NBA Finals? What did she say? Plus, her Instagram and net worth.
    By Anna Quintana
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    Beyoncé Opens Up About Her Past Miscarriages — "All Pain and Loss... Is a Gift"

    In her interview with 'Elle,' Beyoncé opened up about having multiple miscarriages and how they affected her idea of what success really means.
    By Sara Belcher
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    Jay-Z and Nipsey Hussle Have a Posthumous Collaboration on the 'Judas and the Black Messiah' Soundtrack

    The 'Judas and the Black Messiah' soundtrack has finally arrived, and it features Jay-Z and Nipsey Hussle's posthumous collab.
    By Pretty Honore
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    25 Jay-Z Quotes to Celebrate Hova's 50th Birthday

    In honor of Jay-Z's 50th birthday, here are 25 inspiring quotes and lyrics about love, life and career success by the ultimate rap genius and wordsmith.
    By Pippa Raga
  • tidal

    Jay-Z Unleashed His Discography to Spotify, Which Makes Us Wonder: Is Tidal Shutting Down?

    Is Tidal shutting down? Fans of Jay-Z can't help but wonder if the rapper's streaming service is going under since he released his music to Spotify.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
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    Jay-Z Wore A Colin Kaepernick Jersey On Stage With Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley

    While the incredible performance on its own was enough to get people talking, Jay-Z's decision to wear a custom Colin Kaepernick jersey led to the performance trending on social media.
    By Mark Pygas
  • beyonce and blue ivy

    Blue Ivy's PSA Video Shows Importance of Washing Hands Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z's daughter is wise beyond her years — and Blue Ivy's PSA video shows the importance of hand-washing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    By Michelle Stein
  • president obama

    Obama May Have Just Revealed The Gender Of Beyoncé's Twins And Twitter Is Losing It

    Barack Obama might have accidentally just spilled the beans on Beyonces twins
    By Aimee Lutkin
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