Jay-Z is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.
He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America.
Shawn Corey Carter
December 4, 1969 ( age
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Tribeca, New York City, U.S.
Rapper, record producer, entrepreneur
Increase US$ 500 million (2012)
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (m. 2008)
Blue Ivy Carter (2012)
Beyoncé, Foxy Brown, Jaz-O, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Memphis Bleek, R. Kelly, Swizz Beatz, The Notorious B.I.G.
Grammy Award for Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Swagga Like Us - Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne
MTV Video Music Awards: Best Rap Video; Best Direction; Best Editing;Best Cinematography, 99 Problems (2004)
BET Awards: Best Male hip hop artist (2004)
BET Awards: Best Collaboration, Crazy in Love (2004) - with Beyonce Knowles
Vibe Awards: coolest collaboration that he shared with Beyonce Knowles for Crazy in Love (2003)
Vibe Awards: TuBig Award (2003)
Source Hip Hop Award for Artist of the Year, Solo
Source Hip Hop Award for Lyricist of the Year
Jay-Z Business Holdings:
Roc-A-Fella Films (Movie Production Co.)
Rocawear (Acclaimed clothing line)
Roc-A-Fella Records (music record label)
Roc-La-Familia (sub-label of Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records, focusing on international music acts)
The 40/40 Club, an upscale sports bar (New York City, Atlantic City)
Armadale, a Scottish vodka (which he distributes in the USA)
Part owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA team
President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings (after selling interest in Roc-A-Fella Records in 2004)
Jay-Z is a part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, the 40/40 Club and co-founder of Rocawear, Roc-A-Fella Records & Roc-Nation.
• Jay-Z is married to musician Beyonce Knowles (in 2008) and has a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter (Born in January 2012)
• Jay-Z donated $1 million to the American Red Cross' relief effort after Hurricane Katrina.
• Jay-Z collaborated with rock group Linkin Park, in 2004, for Mash-Up recordings. "Numb/Encore", from the album, won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.