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Top 10 Facts - Jay-Z
11.08.2015
Fact #1

Shawn Corey Carter (born December ll, 1969) known by his stage name Jay Z (formerly Jay-Z), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.

Fact #2

He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay Z's net worth at nearly $520 million.

Fact #3

He is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations.

Fact #4

Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003), are considered landmarks in the genre with all of them featured in Rolling Stone ‘s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Fact #5

As an entrepreneur and investor, Jay Z co-owns the 40/40 Club, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation.

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He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13.

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Jay Z also has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist. On December 11, 2009, lay Z was ranked as the

Fact #8

Jay Z married American R&B singer Beyonce in 2008. They have a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter, born lanuary 7, 2012.

Fact #9

Beyonce and Jay Z were listed as the most powerful couple for TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2006. In lanuary

Fact #10

Jay Z is also credited as the executive producer of the basketball video game NBA 2K13, where he worked on the look and feel of the game along with its soundtrack.

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